Tommy Boy

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Tommy Boy is a 1995 comedy movie starring Chris Farley and David Spade.




Tommy Callahan is a ne'er-do-well prone to drinking binges and bouts of stupidity. After he finally graduates from Marquette University (in seven years), he returns home to his town of Sandusky, Ohio, where his father, "Big Tom" Callahan, gives him a cushy job at the family Auto Parts plant.

However, when Big Tom passes due to a heart attack on his wedding day, just after his marriage to Beverly Barish-Burns, and the bank reneges on Callahan Auto's massive loans, it's up to Tommy and his father's assistant, Richard Hayden, to save the plant. Through both well-written comedy and serious, dramatic moments, this movie is remembered as both Farley's and Spade's best work by many, apart from their time on Saturday Night Live.

The film did surprisingly well with both the critics and the movie-going public. The Saturday Night Live partners returned for an equally successful, though critically panned film called Black Sheep (1996), which played on the same format with an almost identical plot (Farley's character is in danger of letting down a family member and is assigned to the corporate slacker Spade. The two cause a number of disasters but eventually come good and save the day).

Memorable Quotes

  • Richard knocks on the door impersonating the maid while Tommy tries to sleep

Richard Hayden: Housekeeping?
Tommy: No thank you. Sleeping.
Richard Hayden: Housekeeping?
Tommy: Come back in an hour.
Richard Hayden: Housekeeping, you want towel?
Tommy: No towels. Need sleepy.
Richard Hayden: Housekeeping, you want me for pillow?
Tommy: Please go away let me sleep FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
Richard Hayden: Housekeeping, you want me jerk you off?
Tommy: What kind of hotel is this?
Gets out of bed and opens the door.
Tommy: Who the hell are... Oh it's you.
Richard Hayden: Good morning, Sunshine.

  • "You can get a pretty good look at a T-Bone by sticking your head up a bull's ass, but wouldn't you rather take the butcher's word for it" - Big Tom and Tommy Boy

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