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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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$32,700,000 (USA)
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On the list showing the exam grades of the students at the beginning of the movie, look at the bottom. One of the names is Helen Keller, who scored an F. See more »

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When driving to McKeesport, PA "Tommy" and "Richard" hit a deer. The type of deer that is hit is a Mule Deer and they are only found in the Western States, not in eastern state of Pennsylvania. See more »

Quotes

Paul: These shoes are Italian. They're worth more than your life.
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Spoofs Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Eres Tu
By Juan Carlos Calderón (as Juan Carlos Calderon)
Performed by Mocedades
Courtesy of BMG
[sung along to by Chris Farley (uncredited) and David Spade (uncredited) while it plays on the car radio]
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Greatest Comedy Of The 90's
3 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is by far my favorite movie of all time. There is just no comparison to this film.

The title may seem stupid, and it may look like another American Pie, but no. This movie actually is quite good and well written. The jokes are hilarious and you will be laughing every minute of this movie.

There is not one moment of this film that I didn't like. It even has a great plot to it. Tommy, a hopeless 20 something who just graduated college returns to his hometown of Sandusky, Ohio. He is given a job at this father's auto part company, even though he isn't very smart. Tragedy strikes though, when Tommy's father dies and the company is in danger. In order to save the company Tommy must sell at least a half a million of the company's break pads in order to pay off the bank.

To do this Tommy (Christ Farley), goes on an insane road trip with Richard (David Spade). Richard, a smart and sarcastic man, is reluctant to help Tommy. He thinks the entire trip will just be a failure.

I won't give away the ending, but the end result of this film is great. Its a good comedy. Chris Farley was hilarious in this film, him and Spade are magic together.


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