History Film / TommyBoy

27th Jul '17 4:18:32 PM Premonition45
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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Tommy and Richard knew each other since childhood, and Tommy also went to school with Michelle and her unseen brother Dwayne. Makes sense as Sandusky is a rather small town.

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Tommy and Richard knew each other since childhood, and Tommy also went to school with Michelle and her unseen brother Dwayne. Makes sense as Justified because Sandusky is a rather small town.


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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Richard, by his own admission.


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* RantInducingSlight: Richard doesn't have much patience towards Tommy, but after the hood flies open on the highway, he tears Tommy to shreds.
-->'''Richard:''' Hey, I was just thinking, when we stopped for gas this morning, I think it was you who put the oil in.
-->'''Tommy:''' Hey, if you're gonna say I didn't put the right kind, then you're wrong. I used 10W-30. And besides, motor oil would have nothing to do with this accident.
-->'''Richard:''' 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!
25th Jul '17 1:55:30 PM Premonition45
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* {{Bookends}}: The film starts and ends with Tommy, in boyhood and adulthood, trying to get somewhere in time (school/a dinner date with Michelle), only to get hit in the head, saying "Son of a- That's gonna leave a mark." afterwards.
25th Jul '17 10:01:19 AM Premonition45
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* NotQuiteDead: The deer they accidentally hit.
23rd Jul '17 1:34:52 PM Premonition45
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* BenevolentBoss: Big Tom Callahan. Tommy becomes this by the end of the movie.



* CampStraight: Richard

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* CampStraight: RichardRichard.



* CharacterDevelopment: When he starts his sales trip, [[{{Malaproper}} Tommy tries and fails]] to use Big Tom's pitch "I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it.". Towards the end, Tommy says it correctly, which shows everyone he's a worthy successor to his father.



* ChekhovsGun: Michelle tells Tommy that her brother has since become a policeman. Later, she learns from him that [[spoiler:Beverly and Paul aren't actually mother and son, but a husband and wife team of con artists.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGunman: Michelle tells Tommy that her brother has since become a policeman. Later, she learns from him that [[spoiler:Beverly and Paul aren't actually mother and son, but a husband and wife team of con artists.]]



* NiceCharacterMeanActor: While Zalinsky isn't monster-level mean, it's clear that he doesn't have the high opinion of the American working man that his commercials imply.

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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: While Zalinsky isn't monster-level monstrously mean, it's clear that he doesn't have the high opinion of the American working man that his commercials imply.
10th Jun '17 10:44:32 PM SnowHesher
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* FriendlyEnemy: When Zalinsky meets Tommy, he immediately expresses his condolences for Big Tom.
17th Mar '17 12:32:46 AM bt8257
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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: A RunningGag in the movie has people ask [[ManChild Chris Farley's character]] if he did X (ate paint chips, played around power-lines, etc.) as a child. Tommy would usually answer "Why?"

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* ChildhoodBrainDamage: A RunningGag in the movie has people ask [[ManChild Chris Farley's character]] if he did X (ate paint chips, played around power-lines, etc.) as a child. Tommy would usually answer "Why?"



* DangerTakesABackSeat: The deer.

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* DangerTakesABackSeat: DangerTakesABackseat: The deer.



* DodgyToupee: The dodgy half is averted, as no one would've known Richard was even wearing one until it was blown off by a big fan.

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* DodgyToupee: The dodgy half is averted, as no one would've known Richard was knows Richard's even wearing one until it was blown off by a big fan.
26th Feb '17 10:25:39 AM bt8257
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The movie was panned by critics (Creator/RogerEbert put it on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList Most Hated Film List]]), but it was a success commercially and was Chris Farley's BreakoutRole.

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The movie was panned by critics (Creator/RogerEbert put it on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList Most Hated Film List]]), but it was a success commercially and was Chris Farley's BreakoutRole.
StarMakingRole.
23rd Nov '16 4:02:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* BluffingTheAuthorities: Tommy has been driving as Richard drinks. When cops try to pull them over Tommy, knowing that they will never believe he wasn't drinking, starts driving even ''more'' erratically, then pulls over and runs out of the car pretending to be attacked by bees. The officers, both of whom are allergic to bees, make a hasty retreat.
4th Nov '16 4:28:27 PM Maestrojosh87
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* AmazingFreakingGrace: Played during Big Tom's funeral.

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* AmazingFreakingGrace: Played during Big Tom's funeral.funeral, on bagpipes. As Tommy Boy walks home, a brass choir joins the mix.
15th Apr '16 3:44:05 PM contrafanxxx
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* PlotTriggeringDeath: Big Tom suffering a heart attack at the wedding is what prompts Tommy to try and save his father's company.
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