When auto magnate Tommy Snr (Dennehy) dies in the arms of his scheming new bride (Derek), she persuades the board to put the factory up for sale - jeopardising the livelihood of the entire town. Only Tommy Boy (Farley) can save them, if he and Richard (Spade) can drum up enough business on a last desperate road trip. But Tommy takes to sales like a duck to soup, and the town looks to be dead in the water. This cinematic folly from the Saturday Night Live stable is enough to make you yearn for the golden days of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Farley is the physical pratfaller, a clumsy oaf with the brawn of a bison and a brain to match; Spade the slimline sidekick with a long line in snide. It's some indication of the wit involved that Farley is reduced to cracking fat jokes at his own expense.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Terry Turner, Bonnie Turner|