Tommy Boy

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Overview

Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley had his first starring role in this frankly lowbrow comedy, which teamed him with fellow SNL cast member David Spade. Big Tom Callahan Brian Dennehy is the street-smart owner of a company that makes auto parts, and one day he'd like his son Tommy Callahan III Chris Farley to take over the business. Trouble is, Tommy Boy is a fat, dim-witted slob who took seven years to get a business degree and has no idea how to run a business. His father's sudden death unexpectedly puts ...
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Overview

Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley had his first starring role in this frankly lowbrow comedy, which teamed him with fellow SNL cast member David Spade. Big Tom Callahan Brian Dennehy is the street-smart owner of a company that makes auto parts, and one day he'd like his son Tommy Callahan III Chris Farley to take over the business. Trouble is, Tommy Boy is a fat, dim-witted slob who took seven years to get a business degree and has no idea how to run a business. His father's sudden death unexpectedly puts Tommy Boy in charge, with his dad's weasely assistant Richard David Spade trying to guide him. However, what no one knows is Big Tom's wife, the young and beautiful Beverly Bo Derek, married him only for his money while holding on to her lover, Paul Rob Lowe, whose presence she explains by telling people he's her son. Beverly and Paul are waiting for Tommy Boy to run the company into the ground so they can take over, sell it off and earn a quick payoff. However, what Tommy Boy lacks in smarts and hygiene, he makes up for in determination, and he hits the road with Richard for a long sales trip in a last ditch effort to rescue his father's legacy. Tommy Boy was a major hit that turned Chris Farley into a screen star; sadly, died a little over 2 1/2 years later.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
The best of the feature film vehicles for the comedy duo of former Saturday Night Live co-stars Chris Farley and David Spade, this warm-hearted farce is occasionally hilarious in spite of its stars' limited acting ability. There's a long, hallowed tradition of teaming a "playful" large guy with a fussy, skinny cohort that harks back to at least Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy or Bud Abbott and Lou Costello; the device now even encompasses film critics: See Roger Ebert with whomever his partner du jour may be. As performers, Farley and Spade are definitely less facile than many of their legendary predecessors, but their chemistry together is just genuine enough to activate the nascent power of the cliché. In other words, they're genuinely funny together, probably because they're believable (one gets the vibe that Farley truly annoys the heck out of his quicker-witted co-star). The script by the writing team of Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, creators of hit TV sitcoms, betrays their small-screen roots: Nothing about the story or its production at the hands of director Peter Segal is particularly cinematic. In fact, their picture feels like a feature-length pilot for a situation comedy, albeit a fairly funny one that would probably be a moderate hit as long as the same stars were maintained. Farley and Spade would reunite for the less effective Black Sheep (1996), a virtual remake of this film, and Farley would team with another thin, finicky co-star, Matthew Perry, for Almost Heroes (1998), but neither film was able to re-create the Tommy Boy magic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929305094
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,832

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Farley Tommy Callahan III
David Spade Richard
Bo Derek Beverly
Brian Dennehy Big Tom
Dan Aykroyd Zalinsky
Rob Lowe Paul
Julie Warner Michelle
James Blendick Gilmore
Marilyn Boyle Woman with Pen
David Calderisi 'Yes' Executive
Reg Dreger 'No' Manager
William Dunlop R.T
Michael Ewing Ticket Agent
Gil Filar Kid in Bank
Colin Fox Nelson
Henry Gomez Airport Cop
Zach Grenier Reilly
David Hemblen Archer
David Huband Gas Attendant
Helen Hughes Boardroom Woman
Ron James Bank Guard
Jack Jessop Priest
Brian Kaulback Bank Guard
Gino Marrocco Cabbie
Dean Marshall Frat Boy
Sean McCann Rittenhauer
Robbie Rox Restaurant Regular
Camilla Scott Stewardess
Sandi Stahlbrand News Reporter
Marc Strange Toy CAr Executive
Bunty Webb Large Woman
Robert Weiss 'No' Manager
Lloyd White 'No' Manager
Philip Williams Danny
Jonathan Wilson Marty
J.R. Zimmerman Boardroom Man
Technical Credits
Peter Segal Director
Pamela Basker Casting
Dennis Davenport Set Decoration/Design
Michael Ewing Associate Producer
Hank Garfield Musical Direction/Supervision
John Hockridge Asst. Director
Michael Kavanagh Special Effects
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
Irene Kent Makeup
William Kerr Editor
Alicia Keywan Production Designer
Inge Klaudi Makeup
Stephen Lineweaver Production Designer
Lorne Michaels Producer
David Newman Score Composer
G. Marq Roswell Musical Direction/Supervision
Gordon Sim Set Decoration/Design
Steven Soles Score Composer
Barnaby Thompson Co-producer
Bonnie Turner Screenwriter
Terry Turner Screenwriter
Patti Unger Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Weiss Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tommy Boy [Feature Film]
1. School Daze [5:26]
2. Sandusky, Ohio [1:40]
3. A Perfect 10 [5:52]
4. Cow Tipping [1:01]
5. Wonder Boy [1:21]
6. The Luckiest Man in the World [2:55]
7. Playing With Your Dinghy [2:50]
8. The Future of Callahan [:08]
9. On the Road [6:14]
10. Whadya Do? [:34]
11. Bad Mommy [2:19]
12. Road Kill [2:34]
13. Fat Guy in a Little Coat [2:00]
14. Oh, Baby [1:37]
15. A Pretty New Pet [2:28]
16. Guarantee [2:15]
17. Spanky [:29]
18. On the Road to Success [4:22]
19. Heading Home [1:47]
20. Killer Bees [1:09]
21. Fly Boys [3:11]
22. Zalinsky Auto Parts [3:17]
23. I've got a Plan [3:25]
24. The New President [3:03]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Tommy Boy [Feature Film]
   Scene Selection
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: English 2.0 Surround
      Audio Options: Français
      Commentary by Director Peter Segal
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Previews
Disc #2 -- Tommy Boy [Extras]
   Set Up
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: Français
      Subtitle Options: None
   Featurettes
      Tommy Boy: Behind the Laughter
      Stories From the Side of the Road
      Just the Two of Us
      Growing Up Farley
   Storyboard Comparisons
      Cold Open
      Hooks Scene
      Car Door
      Moth Motel
      Bees
      Airline Stewards
      Airplane Bathroom
      Play All
   Additional Scenes
      Deleted Scenes
         Introduction
         Faculty Parking Lot
         Guard Shack
         Paul and the Puppy
         Water Tower
         Tommy Comes Home
         Play All
      Extended Scenes
         Frat House
         Working on the Guns
         Lighting Hit the Window
         More Hooks
         I Feel Free
         Half the Town Works Here
         More Wedding Video
         More Butcher's Ass
         Extra Leave a Mark
         More Chicken Wings
         Pre-MPAA Jerk Motel
         Yes Montage
         Everybody Sit Down
         Zalinsky Factory
         Reporters in the Lobby
         Play All
      Alternate Takes
         Hooks Wide Shot
         Hooks Close-Up
         What a Loser
         Jerk Motel Select
         Topless Tommy
         Oh My God
         Play All
   Gag Reel
   Photo Gallery
   TV Spots
      Foundation
      Partnership
      New Grade
      New Grade Alternate
      Them
      Bottom Line
      Deal
      Movers and Shakers
      Pair
      Road to Success
      Deer
      Cow Tipping
      Boardroom
      Funny
      Nothing in Their Way
      Poolside
      Little Partnership Version 2
      Rimple Rule
      Appointment
      Play All
   Theatrical Trailer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Farley and Spade=duo of the 90's

    This is their best movie together. Every time a watch it i think of Chris Farley and think about how great of a future he would have had.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chris Farley's and David Spade's Best

    I highly recommend this hilarious movie. I laughed so hard. You would love this movie.

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