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
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
Honey? Look at this human bomb on the news.
Ted Nelson, Customer
Huh? Oh yeah, I buy brake pads off him. I thought we were watching cartoons.
By Tommy Shaw
and Jack Blades
Performed by Shaw - Blades
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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