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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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Sean McCann ...
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James Blendick ...
Ron Gilmore
Clinton Turnbull ...
Young Tommy
Ryder Britton ...
Young Richard
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Skittish Student
Graeme Millington ...
Frat Boy
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Frat Boy
Dean Marshall ...
Frat Boy
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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)  »

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Big Time  »

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$32,700,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christian Slater was considered for the role of Richard. 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

Richard Hayden: What is our carrying charge for all the merchandise in the warehouse?
Tommy: Ohhhh, man...
Richard Hayden: One and a...
Tommy: ...half percent. I knew that. Why can't I remember it?
Richard Hayden: Try an association like, uhhh... Let's say the average person uses ten percent of their brain. How much do you use? One and a half percent. The rest is clogged with malted hops and bong resin.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Teri Hatcher/Dave Matthews Band (1996) See more »

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Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago
By Michael Doughty, Mark De Gli Antoni (as Mark Degliantoni), Yuval Gabay & Sebastian Steinberg
Performed by Soul Coughing
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc./Slash Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The second hardest I ever laughed at a theater.
11 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I won't go into great details about this film, basically because there aren't many worth mentioning. It's just a funny little romp with Farley and Spade annoying each other and trying to sell some brake pads in their spare time.

I must however say that one scene almost had me on the sticky floor of the theater because I was laughing so hard. In the scene, the duo are driving down a highway in Spade's recently trashed GTX. An old Carpenters song is playing on the radio and the two are emotionally singing along with it. That alone is funny enough, then the hood of the car pops up and they skid wildly out of control. This produces a hilarious argument culminating in Spade smacking Farley in the head with a 2x4.

The only time I have ever laughed harder in public was during the snowman scene in Dumb and Dumber.

That's really all I have to say about this film. Farley was an adorable slug of a guy. I miss him, even though some of his films were real stinkers.

I'd give it 8 of 10 stars.

So sayeth the Hound.


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