Tommy Boy

Tommy Boy

Before his death, comedian Chris Farley made a pair of surprisingly successful comedies that teamed him with Saturday Night Live colleague David Spade. Their relationship in each film was pretty much the same, but then so was Abbott and Costello's or Laurel and Hardy's (not that Farley and Spade are in their league). In Tommy Boy, Farley plays the ne'er-do-well son of a successful auto parts manufacturer (Brian Dennehy). When Dad drops dead just after marrying a young new wife, it's up to Tommy (aided by sarcastic bean-counter Spade) to rescue the company by taking over for his father. Black Sheep features a slightly different plot: This time, Spade is hired by Farley's brother (Tim Matheson), a candidate for governor, to keep Farley (an accident-prone buffoon) out of sight until after the election. Farley has a likable quality that is exploited by continuous slapstick centered on his clumsiness, both physically and socially. --Marshall Fine

Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Peter Segal
Production: Paramount Home Video
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Hey, I was just thinking. When we stopped for gas this morning I think it was you who put the oil in.

Hey if you're going to say I didn't put the right kind in, you're wrong. I used 10-W-30. And besides, motor oil would have nothing to do with this accident.

True. But you can't latch the hood too well, if you don't take the can out, you no-selling waste of space! I swear to God, you're worthless!

I'm sorry about your car, but don't call me worthless. I'm trying my best. I'm not my dad.

That's right, you're not your dad! He can sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves.

Ketchup popsicle?

Yeah, I learned everything I know from him. I didn't have a father, but he looked out for me. But you, he was your father and you just took it for granted. "Hey, look, I'm Big Tom's son. He can fix anything, so I'm allowed to be a moron!"

THAT'S IT!! Come on! Get out of the car! It's go time, you and me!

[imitating a little kid] Look, mommy, the rhino's getting too close to the car.

[imitating a mother] Him too afraid to get out, he just a little guy.

That's it. I'm gonna wail on you [gets out of the car] You're going to regret volunteering for this job.

Hey, boys and girls, It's Papa Smurf!

You don't want none of me, think it through.

Come on, Gimme your best shot. I'll give you a free one Let me have it. [Richard punches Tommy in the face] That's it? Come on. you can do better than that, can't ya, Captain Limp Wrist? Try again! [Richard punches him in the face again] Hey everybody, Is there a window open? I feel a draft! [Richard punches Tommy in the stomach, then punches him in the face again] If I wanted a kiss, I would've called your mother! [Richard then strikes Tommy in the face with a 2x4 piece of wood, which breaks in half] That was a good one. [is knocked out as he drops to the ground]

[drops the broken 2x4 and looks up at the abandoned Prehistoric Forest] Hey, Prehistoric Forest.

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