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?
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
D+?... Oh, my God... I passed! I passed! Oh, man!
I got a D+! I'm gonna graduate!
[hugging a stranger
I wish we'd known each other... this is a little awkward.
I got a D+! I'm gonna graduate! Give me five!
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