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 role of Helen,the waitress was originally to be played by Roseanne Barr
but she was busy at the time, and unable to appear in the film. See more
When Tommy and Richard pose as flight attendants Richard says if they hit anything it will be a mountain. There are no mountains between Sandusky and Chicago. See more
[Richard and Tommy almost got in a car accident
Hey... I was just thinking... when we stopped for gas this morning I think it was you who put the oil in.
Hey if you're going to say I didn't put the right kind in, you're wrong. I used 10-W-30. And besides, motor oil would have nothing to do with this accident.
True. But you can't latch the hood too well, IF YOU DON'T TAKE THE CAN OUT, YOU NO-SELLING WASTE OF SPACE.
[Tommy winces at his mistake
I swear to God, you're worthless!
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
By Michael Stipe
(as John Michael Stipe), Bill Berry
(as William Berry), Peter Buck
, and Mike Mills
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records See more