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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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Ron Gilmore
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Young Tommy
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Young Richard
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Frat Boy
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Frat Boy
Dean Marshall ...
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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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David Spade (Richard) and Chris Farley (Tommy) had to fly back and forth from Toronto to New York to also rehearse and perform on Saturday Night Live in which they where regular cast members at the time See more »

Goofs

When Tommy gets home from college and goes to his dad's shop, they walk through the floor. It can clearly be seen that one of the girls taking out an oil filter from the molten lava is not using gloves. See more »

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Tommy: Brothers don't shake hands. Brothers gotta hug.
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By Pamela S. Laws (as Pamela Laws) and Nancy Hess
Performed by Seven Day Diary
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Chris Farley at his best
19 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

What can you say about Tommy Boy, well its without a doubt stupid, over the top, and not a film with any real message to make you think about life in general. But its also a very, very funny film and most likely my favorite Chris Farley film (Black Sheep coming a close second).

I should point out that i am English so i haven't seen any Saturday Night Live shows and only know Farley and Spade from their films and Spades stand up comedy. I think that if you want a film to watch that kills an hour and a half and keeps you laughing from start to finish then this is for you.

It does have moments of slushy "i love you" in it but they are very few and far between and the slapstick comedy is well worth the wait. The story line is very basic, Farley must sell his late fathers brake pads to keep his business alive. But its the amount of situations that both Farley and Spade encounter along the way that make the film so funny and watchable.

I can't say enough about this film to really sell it to anyone but it simply is a very, very funny film and ironicly if it has a message to leave the viewer with its how sad the loss of Farley is and how much great comedy was lost once he died.

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