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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tommy
... Richard
... Big Tom
... Beverly
... Zalinsky
... Michelle
Sean McCann ... Frank Rittenhauer
... Ted Reilly
James Blendick ... Ron Gilmore
Clinton Turnbull ... Young Tommy
Ryder Britton ... Young Richard
... Skittish Student
Graeme Millington ... Frat Boy
... 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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Trivia

In the film 50 First Dates, there is the Callahan Institute, which is funded out of Sandusky, Ohio, by T.B. Callahan. An obvious reference to this film. See more »

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There is an obvious stunt double for Paul when he is on the hood of the crash test car. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: Richard? Is this your coat?
Richard: Don't do it.
Tommy: Fat guy in a little coat. Fat guy in a little coat.
Richard: Don't
Tommy: [singing] Fat guy in a little coat. / Fat guy in a little coat.
Richard: Take it off, Dickhead, I'm serious!
Tommy: Richard! What's happening?
[coat rips]
Tommy: Uh oh!
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Referenced in Celebrity Deathmatch: Battle of the Bulls (1998) See more »

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The Merry Go Round Broke Down
By Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
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Great Comedy Everyone Needs to See
19 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a comedy in which Thomas 'Tommy' Callahan III (Chris Farley) who is a slow-witted, clumsy guy who recently graduated college after attending for seven years. His father, Thomas 'Big Tom' Callahan II (Brian Dennehy), 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 Barish-Burns (Bo Derek), and her supposed son Paul Barish (Rob Lowe). 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 Hayden (David Spade), Big Tom's right-hand man. Beverly and Paul who are con artists and also husband and wife who try to con Tommy and his family out of the company's money. Tommy and Richard travel all over the Midwestern United States trying to sell a half a million brake pads. If they don't sell the half a million brake pads, the company will be sold to Ray Zalinsky (Dan Aykroyd). This movie is full of great laughs and everybody will enjoy it. If Chris Farley was alive today, I bet there would be many more great and funny movies like this one. There are plenty of great passages that I hear everyday from this movie. I have seen it so many times I have lost count. I pretty much know it by heart. It is that great of a movie. Everybody needs to see it.


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