Tommy Callahan Jr. is a slow-witted, clumsy guy who recently graduated college after attending for seven years. His father, Big Tom Callahan, owns an auto parts factory in Ohio. When Tommy arrives back home, he finds he has a position at the factory waiting for him. His dad also introduces Tommy to the new brake pad division of the factory and to Tommy's soon-to-be stepmother, Beverly, and her son Paul. But when Big Tom dies, the factory threatens to go under unless the new brake pads are to be sold. Therefore, Tommy must go on the road to sell them, along with the assistance of Richard, Big Tom's right-hand man. Will Tommy save the company, or will the factory, and the town, go under? Written by
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Did You Know?
The song "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" was written and performed by the band Timbuk3 who hailed from Madison, Wisconsin, Farley's hometown. See more
At the end of the movie when Paul is on the crash test car, after the impact laws of inertia would cause him to have been thrown into the wall not adjacent into the seat tester. See more
Richard, do I have a mark on my face? It really hurts.
Nope, nothing. I thought I hit you on the shoulder.
My shoulder doesn't hurt very much, but my face does.
[points to huge bruised area on his face
Right here. Not here or here so much. Right here.
Nope. Ship shape! Waitress, can I get that shrimp cocktail I saw in the glass case?
Yep. And you, what can I get
[pauses and looks at Tommy's face
Jesus, what happened to your face?
I knew it!
Spoofs Star Trek
Come On Eileen
By Kevin Rowland
, James Paterson
(as Jim Patterson) & Kevin Adams
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
[sung along to by Chris Farley
(uncredited) and David Spade
(uncredited) while it plays on the car radio] See more