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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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Peter Segal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Farley ... Tommy
David Spade ... Richard
Brian Dennehy ... Big Tom
Bo Derek ... Beverly
Dan Aykroyd ... Zalinsky
Julie Warner ... Michelle
Sean McCann ... Frank Rittenhauer
Zach Grenier ... Ted Reilly
James Blendick James Blendick ... Ron Gilmore
Clinton Turnbull Clinton Turnbull ... Young Tommy
Ryder Britton Ryder Britton ... Young Richard
Paul Greenberg ... Skittish Student
Graeme Millington Graeme Millington ... Frat Boy
Michael Cram ... Frat Boy
Dean Marshall ... Frat Boy
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.

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Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rob Lowe played the supporting role of Tommy's stepbrother and is uncredited. The reason for this is because Rob was contractually obligated to Stephen King's The Stand (1994) at the time, so he took the part simply as a favor for friend Chris Farley. See more »

Goofs

Richard hits Tommy Boy across the side of his face with a board. It is revealed, during the lunch scene at The Cluck Bucket, that this left a huge bruise on Tommy Boy's face. Yet just a short while later, when Tommy makes his first successful sale to Ted, there is not a trace of any bruise on his face (nor is any sign of the bruise seen at any time later in the movie). See more »

Quotes

Tommy: Richard, I'm gonna need your watch. I've got... a... plan.
Richard Hayden: Yikes.
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Crazy Credits

Rob Lowe is mentioned on video covers, but remains uncredited on-screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

References The Little Rascals (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Silver Naked Ladies
Written and Performed by Paul Westerberg
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

The second hardest I ever laughed at a theater.
11 January 2004 | by TOMASBBloodhoundSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fat Chance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,027,843, 2 April 1995

Gross USA:

$32,679,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,679,899
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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