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?
In the scene near the end of the movie where Tommy Boy's friends are watching him being interviewed on the news ("the camera adds a couple of hundred pounds"), Adam Sandler is the frat boy in the middle of the three actors watching the interview, See more
When Richard's hair blows at Zalinsky's headquarters, he pushes his toupee back onto his head, and it's all ruffled and out of place. In the next shot it is back to normal. See more
And... what about seat belts? To fasten, take the little end and stick it in the big end and... you know what? If you guys don't know how to use a seatbelt, just ring your call button and Tommy will come back there and hit you on the head with a tack hammer because you're a *retard*.
The UK cinema version was cut by 9 secs for a PG certificate to edit shots of a woman pulling down her bikini and the sound of a man unzipping his flies. Later releases were uncut and upgraded to a 12 certificate. See more
By Ronnie Self
and Dub Allbritten
Performed by Brenda Lee
Courtesy of MCA Records See more