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 auto shop garages in one of the Zalinsky TV ads are actually Canadian Tire Corporation auto service centre garages. 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
[as Richard is adjusting Tommy's tie, it comes off
Heh, heh, heh, it's a clip-on.
Heh, heh, heh, are you sure?
Come On Eileen
By Kevin Rowland
, James Paterson
(as Jim Patterson) & Kevin Adams
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
[sung along to by Chris Farley
(uncredited) and David Spade
(uncredited) while it plays on the car radio] See more