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
Chris Farley's brother, actor Kevin Farley, appears as a extra during the wedding scene; he can be seen sitting at a table across Tommy when Big Tom calls Tommy up onto the stage to sing with him. See more »
Near the beginning, when Tommy's dad shows Tommy his office, the door reads "Thomas R. Callahan III." At the end of the movie, when Tommy is being introduced as the new President, he is introduced as "Tom Callahan Jr." See more »
[Richard knocks on the door impersonating the maid while Tommy tries to sleep]
Housekeeping. You want mint for pillow?
Please go away let me sleep, *for the love of God.*
Housekeeping. You want me to jerk you off?
What kind of hotel is this?
Who the hell are... Oh, it's you.
Good morning, sunshine.
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Rob Lowe is mentioned on video covers, but remains uncredited on-screen. See more »
In the TV version, in the "Housekeeping" scene, Richard asks Tommy if he would like a french kiss instead of offering a jerkoff. See more »
Wait For The Blackout
By Rat Scabies (as Millar), Captain Sensible (as Burns), David Vanian (as Vanian), Paul Gray (as Gray), and Osborn
Performed by Goo Goo Dolls (as Goo Goo Dolls)
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As it turns out, Chris Farley and David Spade only made three movies together ("Coneheads", "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep"), but this was truly the "Citizen Kane" of their pairings. Farley plays Thomas Callahan III, the dimwitted heir to an auto parts company. His father Big Tom (Brian Dennehy) hires mild-mannered Richard Hayden (David Spade) to look after him. Big Tom is getting married to a "ten" (Bo Derek), so everything has to be in order. After Big Tom suddenly dies, Tommy and Richard have to try to sell half a million auto parts to save the company from bankruptcy. From then on, the movie is pretty much an excuse for Chris Farley to do what he does best: make a mess of everything.
When this movie first came out in the theaters, I saw it with my grandfather. He figured out early on that the Bo Derek and Rob Lowe characters were hiding something. But you can completely ignore that and simply luxuriate in Chris Farley's antics. Nothing is safe around his stomach, and hell hath no fury like his happy-go-lucky attitude. The scene where he sets the cars on fire, and later the deer scene, make for a pure laugh riot. Chris Farley and David Spade were truly the John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd of their era. It's a pleasure to always be able to think about "Fat guy in a little coat" time and again.
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