History Trivia / TommyBoy

30th Jan '18 5:56:40 AM AmuckCricetine
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* FakeAmerican: Dan Aykroyd (Ontarian by birth) takes a Superfans-esque Chicago accent in playing Zalinsky.

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* FakeAmerican: Dan Aykroyd Creator/DanAykroyd (Ontarian by birth) takes a Superfans-esque Chicago accent in playing Zalinsky.



* HostilityOnTheSet: According to Creator/DavidSpade, he and Creator/ChrisFarley got into a physical altercation on the set. Spade had gone out for a drink with Creator/RobLowe the night before. Farley had become very jealous and angrily repeated "How's Rob Lowe?". David got so fed up with Chris hounding him on the subject that he threw his Diet Coke on him, to which Chris responded by throwing David into a wall and down the stairs. After the fight, Spade walked off the set and refused to continue filming. The pair would sometimes go for hours without talking to each other, talk to each other through the director, etc.



* UncreditedRole: Creator/RobLowe. He turned down being billed as he didn't want to have to pay Screen Actors Guild fees for being in the film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The director had every intention of deleting the scene in which Tommy and Richard triumphantly drive back to Sandusky while singing along to the radio, believing it didn't work. An editor felt the scene was at least worth finishing before making that decision, and the director found it actually ''did'' work with audible music, deciding to keep it in. A WCHB we can be grateful didn't happen!

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* UncreditedRole: UncreditedRole:
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Creator/RobLowe. He turned down being billed as he didn't want to have to pay Screen Actors Guild fees for being in the film.
** Fred Wolf worked on the screenplay uncredited.
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The director had every intention of deleting the scene in which Tommy and Richard triumphantly drive back to Sandusky while singing along to the radio, believing it didn't work. An editor felt the scene was at least worth finishing before making that decision, and the director found it actually ''did'' work with audible music, deciding to keep it in. A WCHB we can be grateful didn't happen! happen!
** Creator/ChristianSlater was considered for Richard.
* WorkingTitle: ''Billy the Third: A Midwestern''. However Creator/LorneMichaels was also working on ''Film/BillyMadison'' and insisted the change. Other names considered included ''Fat Chance'' and ''XL'' before settling on ''Tommy Boy''. It was shot under the title ''Rocky Road''.
17th Aug '17 9:44:56 AM ClintEastwood
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* UncreditedRole: Rob Lowe. He turned down being billed as he didn't want to have to pay Screen Actors Guild fees for being in the film.

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* UncreditedRole: Rob Lowe.Creator/RobLowe. He turned down being billed as he didn't want to have to pay Screen Actors Guild fees for being in the film.
17th Aug '17 6:20:57 AM Folamh3
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* UncreditedRole: Rob Lowe. He turned down being billed as he didn't want to have to pay Screen Actors Guild fees for being in the film.
21st Jun '17 6:21:20 AM jormis29
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** When Tommy's future step-mother (Bo Derek) first appears, he calls her a "Film/{{Ten}}".

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** When Tommy's future step-mother (Bo Derek) (Creator/BoDerek) first appears, he calls her a "Film/{{Ten}}".
10th Jun '17 10:50:55 PM SnowHesher
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* RomanceOnTheSet: The gorgeous blonde woman who goes skinny-dipping in the motel swimming pool ended up dating Chris Farley for a while after she was introduced to him by David Spade. However, David Spade had his own romantic designs on her and was reportedly not happy about his JustFriends status.
9th May '17 1:27:29 AM NWolfman
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** When Tommy's future step-mother first appears she is referred to as being a "ten". Bo Derek has been referred to as being a "ten" before in ''Film/{{Ten}}''.

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** When Tommy's future step-mother (Bo Derek) first appears she is referred to as being appears, he calls her a "ten". Bo Derek has been referred to as being a "ten" before in ''Film/{{Ten}}''."Film/{{Ten}}".
2nd Jan '17 11:16:23 AM trulymadmoves
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The director had every intention of deleting the scene in which Tommy and Richard triumphantly drive back to Sandusky while singing along to the radio, believing it didn't work. An editor felt the scene was at least worth finishing before making that decision, and the director found it actually ''did'' work with audible music, deciding to keep it in. A WCHB we can be grateful didn't happen!
29th Apr '16 1:32:55 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the bank security guards who throws his gun to Tommy is Canadian comedian [[http://ronjames.ca/ Ron James]]
16th Dec '15 3:57:13 PM jameygamer
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* ThrowItIn: While there are probably other examples, "Does this make me look fat?" "No, your face does" is confirmed to have begun as an ad-lib.

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* ThrowItIn: While there are probably other examples, "Does this make me look fat?" "No, your face does" is confirmed to have begun as an ad-lib.ad-lib.
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* This movie made it on Creator/RogerEbert's [[Main/RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated movie list.]]
17th Oct '15 1:29:58 AM darkjezter
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** Tommy graduates from Marquette University, which also happens to be Chris Farley's alma mater.
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