Coming home, fresh, actually well done, from college, Tommy Callahan arrives to his hometown to find everything...the same. His father owns the big ol' auto business and everyone's great, until his father dies. With the town leaping on Tommy's back for safety of their jobs, he must take it to the streets and save the business and become the salesman he was meant to be. This would be a great drama film, but it's a Farley comedy, so expect one wild ride.
The film takes a dive into some of the greatest and most memorable scenarios. From Tommy slamming into doors, burning models, and ruinings cars to the memorable lines and bickering between he and fellow co-star, David Spade. The film also has a fine supporting cast, from Dan Ackroyd, Brian Dennehy, and even Rob Lowe as the antagonist.
I could sit here and point out my favorite scenes, but what good does that do. Anyone knows any impersonation or recreation cannot even equal the amount of good fortune one will have when watching the film, for the first time. All I can say is, this is a fine film. This is comedy when it was still important to introduce bold characters, great storyline, and even some drama to tie in emotional aspects. If it were up to me, this film would be sitting on AFI's shelves. But, it's not...so take my word.
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Chris Farley's character is the dopey yet loveable Tommy Callahan, a recent college grad. who has just come off seven years in school. ("A lot of people go to college for seven years," he says. "I know," David Spade replies. "They're called doctors.") His father is the owner of Callahan Auto Parts, which is a top seller of brakpads.
And when his father remarries, and Tommy finds out that she has a son (his new brother that he never had!), his life seems like it couldn't get any better. But when his father suddenly dies after the wedding ceremony, and the company is in jeaporday, Tommy himself must go out and sell brake pads to save the company, with poor Richard (Spade's character) at his side. Believe me, this would have been a lame plot had it not been a comedy. But it works very nicely for this movie.
There are several innapropiate scenes with women, such as when Tommy first meets his future step-mother (Bo Derek - get the picture?), and when Richard sees a woman skinny-dipping in a pool. And there's some innapropiate jokes along the way, so this movie probably wouldn't be very good for kids. But for preteens and up, this is a fun comedy that's sure to make you wet your pants, at least!