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?
told Film School Rejects that at one point during production, scheduling conflicts almost forced Rob Lowe
to drop out of the film. This resulted in the filmmakers holding impromptu auditions while the movie was already filming for the part of Paul Barish. Matthew McConaughey
was one of the actors who auditioned. Eventually, Lowe's scheduling conflicts were resolved and he was able to appear. See more
Obvious stunt doubles when Tommy is driving with Richard drinking beers as they prepare for the "bees-in-the-car" ploy. See more
These shoes are Italian. They're worth more than your life.
I Love It Loud (Injected Mix)
By Gene Simmons
& Vinnie Vincent
(as Vincent Cusano)
Performed by Phunk Junkeez
Produced by Phunk Junkeez
& Angelo Moore
Phunk Junkeez perform courtesy of Trauma/Interscope Records
Contains sample from "I Know You Got Soul"
By Eric B.
(as Eric Barrier), Rakim
(as William Griffin), James Brown
, Bobby Byrd
& Charles Bobbitt
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
Courtesy of Island Records
And Sample of "Turn It Up"
Courtesy of Music of Life Records See more