Tommy Boy

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Synopsis

When Tommy Callahan graduates triumphantly after seven years of college with a D+ average and returns to Sandusky, Ohio, to learn the family business, no one is prouder than his father, Big Tom--or more surprised than his hometown. Callahan Auto Parts is the lifeblood of the town, so when Big Tom takes a new bride, young Tommy finds himself confronted with buyout attempts and intrigue. It becomes clear that the only way to save the plant and the town rests squarely on Tommy's round shoulders. Hopelessly oafish, Tommy enlists the reluctant aid of Big Tom's former righthand man, Richard Hayden. Together, the two hit the road. And the road hits back.

Cast

  • Chris Farley
  • David Spade
  • Brian Dennehy
  • Bo Derek
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Julie Warner
  • Sean McCann
  • Zach Grenier
  • James Blendick
  • Clinton Turnbull

Atom User Reviews

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#cliché
#boring
#snoozefest

Boring and overrated

JB
Justin B

Metacritic

100

Has genuine life in it. It's an energetic comedy that consistently looks for and finds unexpected ways to be funny. [31 Mar 1995, p.C8]

Metacritic review by Mick LaSalle
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
63

His good-natured slob routine compensates for a lot of the film's dead spots, and the picture winds up a modest cut above the usual vehicle tailored for a would-be film star.

Metacritic review by Walter Addiego
Walter Addiego
San Francisco Examiner