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?
refused to let the set's stylist work on his hair. This accounts for his hair's tousled appearance in the film. See more
Richard hits Tommy in the face with a 2x4 when they get into a fight. This board was nowhere in sight in the long shot of them getting out of the car, and not enough time passes between shots for Richard to have run off, found it, and returned. See more
[Moments earlier they hit a deer, it's now riding in the back seat of Richard's car
Where are we gonna take the deer?
I dunno, the vet?
You take dead animals to the vet?
Why not? I'd take you to the vet.
Yeah I'll take you to the... Um...
By Tommy Shaw
and Jack Blades
Performed by Shaw - Blades
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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