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
David Spade (Richard) and Chris Farley (Tommy) had to fly back and forth from Toronto to New York to rehearse and perform on Saturday Night Live. They were still cast members at the time. See more »
When in Zalinsky's test area, there is a car crash test being performed. The car is clearly shown being pulled by a winch cable, yet you hear the car engine accelerating as if moving under it's own power. See more »
Brothers don't shake hands. Brothers gotta hug.
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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 »
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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