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Tommy Boy (1995)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 31 March 1995 (USA)
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After his auto-parts tycoon father dies, the overweight, underachieving son teams up with a snide accountant to try and save the family business.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tommy
... Richard
... Big Tom
... Beverly
... Zalinsky
... Michelle
Sean McCann ... Frank Rittenhauer
... Ted Reilly
James Blendick ... Ron Gilmore
Clinton Turnbull ... Young Tommy
Ryder Britton ... Young Richard
... Skittish Student
Graeme Millington ... Frat Boy
... Frat Boy
Dean Marshall ... Frat Boy
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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31 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Time  »

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$32,700,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy says "son of..." ten times throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

The airplane that Chris Farley and David Spade board en route to Chicago is a 747 SP. The airplane shown on approach to Chicago is an L-1011. See more »

Quotes

[saying it correctly]
Tommy: I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.173 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

What'd I Say
By Ray Charles
Performed by Chris Farley and Brian Dennehy
Produced by Spencer Proffer
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One of the best comedies of the '90's
18 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film knowing absolutely nothing about both it and its stars, Chris Farley and David Spade, and I have to say that this film is a comic classic. It is so stupid at times that it can only be hilarious. Farley is brilliant as the bumbling idiot who takes to the road with his dad's right hand man (the equally excellent Spade) to find the funding to save the families 'auto parts' business. Relax, put your brain on auto-pilot and soak up the fun. A great supporting cast features film favourites such as Brian Dennehy (Cocoon), Rob Lowe (Wayne's World) and Bo Derek ("10"). Highly recommended for a good laugh.


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