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?
Tommy says "son of..." ten times throughout the film. See more
When Tommy Boy bends Richards car door in reverse at the Citgo gas station, it is obvious that the door was bent after tommy fixes it, but when Richard tries to open it it looks to be like new. See more
[Richard sees a trash bag with tape wrapped around it coming out of the plane
Oh, that has to be you. Spray that thing for bugs?
By Willie Nelson
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Records See more