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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 »
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Tagline:
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Plot:
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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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (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
(WGA)
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
Mike Vézina .... special effects coordinator (as Mike Vezina)
 
Visual Effects by
Dave McGhie .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
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
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
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
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
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
Anne Wootten .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gregg Fonseca .... this film is dedicated to
Uncle Pep .... this film is dedicated to
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, some drug content and nudity
Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:M | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | UK:PG (cut) | UK:12 (uncut) | USA:PG-13 (No. 33487)

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Trivia:
The convertible is a 1967 Plymouth GTX with a 440 engine and Cragar SS wheels.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Richard hits Tommy Boy across the side of his face with a board. It is revealed, during the lunch scene at The Cluck Bucket, that this left a huge bruise on Tommy Boy's face. Yet just a short while later, when Tommy makes his first successful sale to Ted, there is not a trace of any bruise on his face (nor is any sign of the bruise seen at any time later in the movie).See more »
Quotes:
Tommy:Richard? Is this your coat?
Richard:Don't do it.
Tommy:Fat guy in a little coat. Fat guy in a little coat.
Richard:Don't
Tommy:[singing] Fat guy in a little coat. / Fat guy in a little coat.
Richard:Take it off, Dickhead, I'm serious!
Tommy:Richard! What's happening?
[coat rips]
Tommy:Uh oh!
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Chris Farley at his best, 19 February 2003
Author: rottenaddict from Hampshire UK

What can you say about Tommy Boy, well its without a doubt stupid, over the top, and not a film with any real message to make you think about life in general. But its also a very, very funny film and most likely my favorite Chris Farley film (Black Sheep coming a close second).

I should point out that i am English so i haven't seen any Saturday Night Live shows and only know Farley and Spade from their films and Spades stand up comedy. I think that if you want a film to watch that kills an hour and a half and keeps you laughing from start to finish then this is for you.

It does have moments of slushy "i love you" in it but they are very few and far between and the slapstick comedy is well worth the wait. The story line is very basic, Farley must sell his late fathers brake pads to keep his business alive. But its the amount of situations that both Farley and Spade encounter along the way that make the film so funny and watchable.

I can't say enough about this film to really sell it to anyone but it simply is a very, very funny film and ironicly if it has a message to leave the viewer with its how sad the loss of Farley is and how much great comedy was lost once he died.

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