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Tommy Boy (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  31 March 1995 (USA)
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An incompetent, immature, and dimwitted heir to an auto parts factory must save the business to keep it out of the hands of his new, con-artist relatives and big business.

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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 Anonymous

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If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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31 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Fat Chance  »

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$32,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Tommy (Farley's character) says 'son of...', ten times throughout the film. See more »

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When Tommy and Richard are listening to the Carpenters on the radio and the hood of the car comes loose and flies up, the music stops even though neither Tommy nor Richard turned off the radio. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: Hey, what is this thing?
Louis, Factory Worker: It's a buffer. I take all the small pieces that need smoothing and give'em a zap.
Tommy: Cool, can I try?
Louis, Factory Worker: Sure, give'er!
[Tommy grinds a part with the buffer, it slips out of his hands and the wheel sends it flying across the factory]
Louis, Factory Worker: Nice distance!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: David Spade/Eagle-Eye Cherry (1998) See more »

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Ooh Wow
By Sid Cooper (as Sidney Cooper)
Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco
Courtesy of Island Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
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28 February 1999 | by (Leeds) – See all my reviews

This film should go down as a slapstick comedy classic. Farley's untimely death should be lamented, he was a comic god. This movie is unashamedly stupid, but if you'll just relax it's also one of the funniest films you'll ever see.

Ok, it has a paper-thin plot, but it does contain some cinematic firsts: a moose breaking its way out of a classic car; Rob Lowe being electrocuted through his pecker; a fat man in a little coat.

See this film. Twice


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