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?
When Richard walks into the mini-mart at the gas station to ask the man behind the counter for directions you can hear Patsy Cline
's "Crazy" playing in the background. Julie Warner
who plays Tommy's girlfriend Michelle in this movie was also the love interest of Michael J. Fox
in Doc Hollywood
(1991), in which "Crazy" was the main love theme that Fox and Warner's characters dance and fell in love to. See more
Tommy reaches for the life preserver with his left hand. In the next shot, he is grabbing it with his right hand. See more
[as Richard is adjusting Tommy's tie, it comes off
Heh, heh, heh, it's a clip-on.
Heh, heh, heh, are you sure?
By Bonnie Bramlett
and Leon Russell
Performed by The Carpenters
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
[sung along to by Chris Farley
(uncredited) and David Spade
(uncredited) while it plays on the car radio] See more