Tommy Boy

1995, Comedy, 1h 38m

43 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Though it benefits from the comic charms of its two leads, Tommy Boy too often feels like a familiar sketch stretched thin. Read critic reviews

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After his beloved father (Brian Dennehy) dies, dimwitted Tommy Callahan (Chris Farley) inherits a near-bankrupt automobile parts factory in Sandusky, Ohio. His brand new stepmother, Beverly (Bo Derek), wants to cash out and close, but Tommy's sentimental attachment to his father's employees spurs him to make one last-ditch effort to find someone who will buy their products. With his father's tightly wound assistant, Richard (David Spade), in tow, Tommy hits the road to scare up some new clients.

Cast & Crew

Chris Farley
Thomas 'Tommy' Callahan III
David Spade
Richard Hayden
Brian Dennehy
Thomas 'Big Tom' Callahan II
Bo Derek
Beverly Barish-Burns
Dan Aykroyd
Ray Zalinsky
Julie Warner
Michelle Brock
Sean McCann
Frank Rittenhauer
Zach Grenier
Ted Reilly
Robert K. Weiss
Executive Producer
Lorne Michaels
Executive Producer
Bill Berry
Original Music
Jack Blades
Original Music
Chris Boardman
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Peter Buck
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Mike Mills
Original Music
Michael Muhlfriedel
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David Newman
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J. Steven Soles
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Michael Stipe
Original Music
Victor J. Kemper
Cinematographer
William Kerr
Film Editor
Alicia Keywan
Production Design
Stephen J. Lineweaver
Production Design
Gordon Sim
Set Decoration
Patti Unger
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Critic Reviews for Tommy Boy

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (25)

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  • May 14, 2012
    One of Chris Farley's best films. The story is a little lame, but as a comedy there are some genuine funny moments. Of course, as a life long Chris Farley fan, I may be a bit biased. But this is one of those films when you are changing channels, and it's on TV, you put down the remote, kick your feet up on the coffee table, and let out a few laughs. You have to love David Spade's chemistry with Chris Farley, and Brian Dennehy is great as Chris's father. If you want to leave your brain at home, and have a good time for a hour and a half, Tommy Boy is a good way to go.
    Bryan D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 21, 2012
    One of my favorite cult classic comedies! RIP Chris Farley
    Tyler C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Tommy Boy is a classic and a good time from start to finish. Chris Farley was a comedic genius.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2011
    Tommy Boy was Chris Farley's debut film after SNL fame, but with many crude and meaningless gags that were more juvenile than funny. I feel that such gags when incorporated into something deeper or more grounded in it's comedy can work, but when the whole film just goes from one gross out and immature gag to another it just comes off meaningless and really insults it's viewers.
    Chris B Super Reviewer

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