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Tommy Boy -- Party animal Tommy Callahan (Chris Farley) is definitely a few cans short of a six-pack. But after seven years, Tommy's finally earned his diploma - and a cushy job at Callahan Auto Parts. Returning home, Tommy gets some more great news: his dad (Brian Dennehy) is marrying a real "10" (Bo Derek), and Tommy will get the stepbrother (Rob Lowe) he always wanted. Awesome! But as fast as you can say "Who killed the keg?", the family business starts tanking. Now Tommy's got to hit the road with his dad's right-hand man, a smug number-cruncher (David Spade). And what these two don't know about salesmanship could fill a book - and a riotously funny movie! Saturday Night Live stars Farley and Spade "take off like rockets" (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times) in a road comedy where every turn leads to laughter. Ask for it by name: TOMMY BOY!


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Writers (WGA):
Bonnie Turner (written by) &
Terry Turner (written by)
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Release Date:
31 March 1995 (USA) See more »
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chris Farley ... Tommy

David Spade ... Richard

Brian Dennehy ... Big Tom

Bo Derek ... Beverly

Dan Aykroyd ... Zalinsky

Julie Warner ... Michelle
Sean McCann ... Frank Rittenhauer

Zach Grenier ... Ted Reilly
James Blendick ... Ron Gilmore
Clinton Turnbull ... Young Tommy
Ryder Britton ... Young Richard

Paul Greenberg ... Skittish Student
Graeme Millington ... Frat Boy

Michael Cram ... Frat Boy
Dean Marshall ... Frat Boy

Trent McMullen ... Frat Boy
Philip Williams ... Danny
David 'Skippy' Malloy ... Sammy
Roy Lewis ... Louis
Austin Pool ... Obnoxious Bus Kid
William Dunlop ... R.T.
Jack Jessop ... Priest
Michael Dunston ... Singer at Wedding
David Hemblen ... Archer
George Kinamis ... Kid at Lake
Dov Tiefenbach ... Kid at Lake
Mark Zador ... Kid at Lake
Helen Hughes ... Boardroom Lady
J.R. Zimmerman ... Boardroom Man

Robert K. Weiss ... 'No' Manager
Reg Dreger ... 'No' Manager
Lloyd White ... 'No' Manager
David Huband ... Gas Attendant
Hayley Gibbins ... Little Girl at Carnival
Julianne Gillies ... Brady's Receptionist
Addison Bell ... Mr. Brady

Corey Sevier ... Boy in Commercial (as Cory Sevier)

Maria Vacratsis ... Helen
Colin Fox ... Nelson

Lorri Bagley ... Woman at Pool
Lynn Cunningham ... Pretty Hitchhiker
David Calderisi ... 'Yes' Executive
Sven Van de Ven ... 'Yes' Executive
Errol Sitahal ... 'Yes' Executive
Marc Strange ... 'Toy-Car' Executive
Michael Ewing ... Ticket Agent

Adrian Truss ... Cop
Christopher John ... Cop
Henry Gomez ... Airport Cop

Lindsay Leese ... Reservationist
Camilla Scott ... Stewardess
Bunty Webb ... 'Ay Caramba' Lady
Marilyn Boyle ... Woman with Pen
Gino Marrocco ... Cabbie
Gil Filar ... Kid in Bank
Jonathan Wilson ... Marty
Sandi Stahlbrand ... News Reporter
Ron James ... Bank Guard

Brian Kaulback ... Bank Guard
Mark Ingram ... Security Guard
Jim Codrington ... Security Guard
Patricia Moffatt ... Mrs. Nelson (as Pat Moffatt)
Raymond Hunt ... Restaurant Regular
Robbie Rox ... Restaurant Regular
Jerry Schaefer ... Restaurant Regular (as Jerry Schaeffer)
Taylor Segal ... Flower Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Farley ... Roy (uncredited)

Kevin P. Farley ... Guy at Dad's Party (uncredited)
Ted Kavouris ... Extra (uncredited)

Rob Lowe ... Paul Barish (uncredited)
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio ... Teen at Gas Station (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Segal 
Writing credits
Bonnie Turner (written by) &
Terry Turner (written by)

Produced by
Michael Ewing .... associate producer
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Barnaby Thompson .... co-producer
Robert K. Weiss .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Newman 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William Kerr 
Production Design by
Stephen J. Lineweaver 
Art Direction by
Alicia Keywan 
Set Decoration by
Gordon Sim 
Costume Design by
Patti Unger 
Makeup Department
James D. Brown .... key hair stylist
Mary-Lou Green-Benvenuti .... hair stylist (as Mary Lou Green)
Irene Kent .... key makeup artist
Inge Klaudi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Grace Gilroy .... production manager
Marty Hornstein .... production manager: second unit, Los Angeles
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Fowler .... dgc trainee
Christopher T. Gerrity .... first assistant director: second unit, Los Angeles
Rocco Gismondi .... second assistant director
John Hockridge .... first assistant director
Grant Lucibello .... third assistant director
Laurie Mirsky .... first assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Ross Mirsky .... dgc trainee
Michal Page .... third assistant director
Curtis Petersen .... second unit director: Toronto
Marcel Saumure .... second assistant director: second unit, Toronto (as Marcel Saupmure)
T.J. Scott .... second unit director: Toronto
Ken A. Smith .... first assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Rebecca Stoneham .... dgc trainee
Robert K. Weiss .... second unit director: Toronto
Art Department
Kelly Brine .... storyboard artist
Dennis Davenport .... set designer
Richard Ferbrache .... assistant set decorator
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator (as William J. Harman)
Ron Hewitt .... assistant property person
Tim Murton .... scenic artist
Ian Nelmes .... scenic artist
Marlene Rain .... assistant set decorator
Vic Rigler .... property master
Pat Shatka .... art department coordinator
Andrew M. Stearn .... art director: second unit, Toronto (as Andrew Stern)
Andrew M. Stearn .... assistant art director
Ken Watkins .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... foley editor
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Pamela Bentkowski .... supervising foley editor
Patrick Bietz .... sound editor (as Pat Bietz)
Rick Bozeat .... sound editor
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
David B. Cohn .... supervising adr editor
Anne Couk .... assistant sound editor
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Mike Dobie .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Tammy Fearing .... assistant sound editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Stephanie Flack .... sound editor
Hank Garfield .... sound mixer
Galen Goodpaster .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott G.G. Haller .... foley editor
Robert Martel .... assistant sound editor
Richard Marx .... adr editor
Sanjay Mehta .... cable person
Bob O'Brien .... sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Tom O'Connell)
Jeffrey R. Payne .... foley editor (as Jeffrey Payne)
Terry Rodman .... supervising sound editor
Carin Rogers .... dialogue editor
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randall K. Singer)
Thomas W. Small .... foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor
Jim Thompson .... boom operator (as J.L. Thompson Jr.)
Rubén Domingo .... sound editor (uncredited)
Patrick J. Foley .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Warren Appleby .... special effects assistant
Daniel Gibson .... key special effects
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects coordinator
Tony Kenny .... special effects
Walter Klassen .... animatronic designer: deer
Nick Lawson .... key special effects
John MacGillivray .... special effects
Jim Peacock .... special effects builder
Dwight Rolle .... special effects assistant (as Dwight Robinson)
Mike Vézina .... special effects coordinator (as Mike Vezina)
Daniel White .... special effects key
Visual Effects by
Dave McGhie .... digital compositor
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Ermes Blarasin .... stunt double
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunts
Chris Farley .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunts
Ted Hanlan .... stunts (as Ted Hanlon)
Robert Hannah .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Griff James .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Lance Patrick .... stunt double: David Spade (as Lance Bruyette)
Don Pulford .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
Robert Racki .... stunts
Paul Rutledge .... stunts (as Paul Rutlidge)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunts
Peter Szkoda .... stunts
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts (as Anton Tyukodi)
Ron Van Hart .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Alexander .... first assistant photographer
Suzanne Batinovic .... camera trainee
Kevin Bishop .... video playback operator
Robin Brown .... a camera operator 2000 special edition
Gary Deneault .... lamp operator (as Gary Denault)
Steve Ferrier .... chief lighting technician
Candide Franklyn .... dolly grip (as Candide Franklin)
Michael Galbraith .... chief rigging electrician
Glen Goodchild .... second company grip
Wayne Goodchild .... first company grip
Jeff Heintzman .... grip
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Brad Hruboska .... steadicam operator
Martin Julian .... director of photography: second unit
Jim Krutter .... grip
Andy Langevin .... best boy: second unit
Brian Montague .... lamp operator
Harald Ortenburger .... camera operator
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator
Curtis Petersen .... second unit: director of photography
Ron Phillips .... still photographer 2000 special edition as Rob Phillips
Herb Reischl Sr. .... generator operator (as Herbert Reischl)
Robert Ryan .... director of photography: second unit, Toronto
Robert M. Stevens .... director of photography: second unit, Los Angeles
Jeremy Tabarrok .... second assistant photographer
Shayne Hare .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Alycia Clark .... casting assistant
Ross Clydesdale .... casting: Canada
Aric Dupere .... extras casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Catherine Stroud .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim W. Chow .... wardrobe supervisor
Nadia Jarvis .... assistant wardrobe (as Nadia D. Jarvis)
Georgina Yarhi .... costume buyer
Editorial Department
Rosmary Conte .... assistant film editor
Richard Currie .... assistant film editor
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Russell Langille .... second assistant editor
Kent McCormick .... dailies colorist
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Michael L. Sale .... first assistant film editor (as Michael Sale)
Dov Samuel .... assistant film editor (as Dov Samuels)
R. Orlando Duenas .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Bruce Babcock .... composer: additional music
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator: additional music
Chris Boardman .... composer: additional music
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator: additional music
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Tim Boyle .... music mixer
Tim Boyle .... music recordist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Marty Frasu .... composer: additional music
Marty Frasu .... orchestrator: additional music
Ralph Grierson .... composer: additional music
Ralph Grierson .... orchestrator: additional music
Alexander Janko .... composer: additional music (as Xandy Janko)
Alexander Janko .... orchestrator: additional music (as Xandy Janko)
George A. Martin .... music editor
Randy Miller .... composer: additional music
Randy Miller .... orchestrator: additional music
Michael Muhlfriedel .... composer: original source music
David Newman .... conductor
David Newman .... orchestrator
Spencer Proffer .... music producer
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Steven Scott Smalley .... additional orchestrator
J. Steven Soles .... composer: original source music
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Tom Villano .... music editor
Paul Wertheimer .... score recordist
Kevin Crehan .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bill Boyd .... picture car mechanic
Jason C. Gates .... Picture Car Builder/Mechanic
Bill Jackson .... driver captain
Jim Kennedy .... transportation coordinator
Ben Cekuta .... transportation coordinator: second unit (uncredited)
Other crew
Michael Blecher .... location assistant
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner .... assistant accountant: re-shoots
Clare Cullen .... assistant to producers: Canada
Dawn Darfus .... production auditor
Matthew Dodge .... production assistant
Steven E Dunn .... set medic
Alice Ferrier .... production office coordinator
Anne Fotheringham .... craft service
Deb Geaghan .... payroll (as Deborah Geaghan)
Mathew Hart .... location manager
Mindy May Jenkins .... assistant production auditor
Elmer Jones .... assistant location manager
Deborah Krainin .... assistant: Mr. Weiss
Russell Langille .... production assistant
Keith Large .... assistant location manager
Linda Lockett .... production secretary
David 'Skippy' Malloy .... assistant: Mr. Segal
Erin Maroney .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Laurie Morgenthal .... power pod technician
Eric Newman .... production associate
Shannon O'Connor .... production assistant
Karen Pidgurski .... unit publicist
Michel Poirier .... production assistant
Jim Powers .... location manager: second unit, Toronto (as James Powers)
Brandon Ramos .... assistant: Mr. Weiss
Greg Rubidge .... assistant to producers: Canada
Laura Sarchuck .... production assistant
Todd Shannon Jr. .... dive supervisor
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager: second unit, Los Angeles (as Ned Shapiro)
Douy Swofford .... title designer
Bill Teresio .... location assistant: second unit, Toronto
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... dog trainer
Mimi Wolch .... script supervisor
Greg Ferris .... marketing canada (uncredited)
Anne Wootten .... choreographer (uncredited)
Gregg Fonseca .... this film is dedicated to
Uncle Pep .... this film is dedicated to

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, some drug content and nudity
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

When Paul Barish attempts to sabotage the Callahan delivery trucks, the gun he uses is a Sturm, Ruger Mini 14.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Tommy runs into the glass door after a successful sale, he leaves his makeup imprint on the glass.See more »
Thomas 'Tommy' Callahan III:Tommy Likey! Tommy want wing-ey!See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Brady Bunch" (1969)See more »
Wait For The BlackoutSee more »


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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Still funny after all these years..., 8 September 2001
Author: Eric-1226 from Seattle, Washington

Yes, I know, it's not THAT old of a movie, it only dates to 1995. However, so much has happened in our world since then, it just *seems* like it's been around for years.

I think the movie is very good and very funny, and certainly much better than critics gave it credit for (every time I see it in the TV listings it has only one star by it. Why?!). I watch it routinely (it's on TV a lot, especially USA network). Two things I like about it are the pacing, and the deeper story that plays in the background.

First, the pacing: this movie hits the deck running and never stops moving, it just keeps rolling right along, from one nutty event to the next, but it is all carefully intertwined and everything works in symmetry to bring the viewer to the (admittedly schmaltzy) happy ending. Anyway, I like it when a movie maintains a good pace or a rhythm, never letting itself get too bogged down. "Tommy Boy" is one of those.

Second, the deeper story in the background: all the times I've watched this movie, I've never lost sight of the fact that the story didn't just revolve around some big dumb guy who couldn't seem to find his way out of a wet paper bag. No, there was always in the background the sad issue of Tommy Boy's beloved father dying. Plus, another sobering issue, that of how all this will lead to rather dire economic consequences for a business (Callahan Autoparts) that's been around for a long time and has employed lots of people in the town of Sandusky. Those two grim facts of life - death in the family and impending economic consequences - make this movie more compelling watching than one may realize, and I think this movie will hold up well over the years to come just for those reasons.

But enough with the gloom already. This movie is just plain FUNNY, thanks not just to Chris Farley, but to an entire cast that seems to work really well together. I couldn't envision the cast members being changed or replaced in any form. And Chris Farley did such a seamless depiction of this funny guy named Tommy Boy, that I still, in my heart of hearts, just know that there really IS a big dumb funny guy named Tommy Callahan, somewhere in Sandusky, Ohio, who is running an autoparts factory. No, there really IS a Tommy Callahan, believe me... It's kinda' like Pee-Wee Herman: that wasn't really an actor named Paul Reubens playing him, no! - there really IS a Pee-Wee Herman, who is totally in love with his bicycle, and has a dog named Speck...

Funny, but I look at waitresses in restaurants just a little differently now (thanks to that wonderful scene where Tommy Boy explains to Helen why he sucks as a salesman). And any time I'm feeling down, I just remember: "Fat guy in a little coat." "Hey, Prehistoric Forest!" "Holy Schnikees!" "Hey, quit playin' with yer dinghy!" plus many other lines, LOL LOL Those will always cheers me up!

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