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?
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Did You Know?
The house used at the beginning of the movie and in the wedding scene is the McLaughlin home, which was owed by Col. Sam McLaughlin founder of GM Canada. See more
When Tommy and Michelle are in her office and she's packing her things, her necklace with the curved jewelry switches back and forth repeatedly. See more
My fellow nerds and I will retire to the nerdery with our calculators.
The UK cinema version was cut by 9 secs for a PG certificate to edit shots of a woman pulling down her bikini and the sound of a man unzipping his flies. Later releases were uncut and upgraded to a 12 certificate. See more
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Performed by The Pipes and Drums of the King's Own Scottish Borderers
(as The Pipes and Drums and Military Band of The King's Own Scottish Borderers)
Courtesy of Hughes Leisure Corp. See more