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Tommy Boy (1995)

PG-13 | | Adventure, 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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Adventure | Comedy

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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

Peter Segal told Film School Rejects that at one point during production, scheduling conflicts almost forced Rob Lowe to drop out of the film. This resulted in the filmmakers holding impromptu auditions while the movie was already filming for the part of Paul Barish. Matthew McConaughey was one of the actors who auditioned. Eventually, Lowe's scheduling conflicts were resolved and he was able to appear. See more »

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When Tommy bends the car door back into position at the gas station, it is visibly dented and crumpled along the edge. Immediately after, Richard goes to open the door, it falls to the ground, and is in pristine condition. See more »

Quotes

[saying it correctly]
Tommy: I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it.
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Superstar
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]
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One of the best comedies of the '90's
18 May 1999 | by (Wrexham, North Wales) – See all my reviews

I saw this film knowing absolutely nothing about both it and its stars, Chris Farley and David Spade, and I have to say that this film is a comic classic. It is so stupid at times that it can only be hilarious. Farley is brilliant as the bumbling idiot who takes to the road with his dad's right hand man (the equally excellent Spade) to find the funding to save the families 'auto parts' business. Relax, put your brain on auto-pilot and soak up the fun. A great supporting cast features film favourites such as Brian Dennehy (Cocoon), Rob Lowe (Wayne's World) and Bo Derek ("10"). Highly recommended for a good laugh.


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