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 film 50 First Dates, there is the Callahan Institute, which is funded out of Sandusky, Ohio, by T.B. Callahan. This is obviously a reference to this film. See more
When Tommy and Michelle are in her office and she's packing her things, her necklace with the curved jewelry switches back and forth repeatedly. See more
Richard, who's your favorite little rascal? Alfalfa?... Or is it SPANKY?
[chuckles as Richard covers his face
Rob Lowe is mentioned on video covers, but remains uncredited on-screen. See more
In the TV version, in the "Housekeeping" scene, Richard asks Tommy if he would like a french kiss instead of offering a jerkoff. See more
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
By Michael Stipe
(as John Michael Stipe), Bill Berry
(as William Berry), Peter Buck
, and Mike Mills
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
[sung along to by Chris Farley
(uncredited) and David Spade
(uncredited) while it plays on the car radio] See more