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?
Fred Wolf worked on the screenplay uncredited. See more
Both Beverly and Tommy would not have received Big Tom's shares of stock right away. After Big Tom's death, his estate, including all his shares of stock, assets, liabilities, and so forth, would have had to have gone through probate. The probate process takes many months, if not years, to close, so the Callahan factory would not have been in any danger of a hostile takeover by Mr. Zalinsky. Consequently, because of probate, any outstanding bank loans or monies due Big Tom's Estate would have been handled by the Executor, and the factory would be able to operate as before. See more
Ok, folks, the guy in front of you is Tommy, he's gonna be taking you through my little spiel here. Tommy is a Scorpio, he likes biking and he's never been laid.
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