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Tommy Boy

Rated PG-13 98 minutes 1995

Jerky in both senses of the term, this slapdash 1995 comedy follows the efforts of the half-wit son (Chris Farley) of a midwestern auto parts manufacturer (Brian Dennehy) to follow in his father's footsteps after the old man kicks off on his wedding day. (Bo Derek is the woman he's just married, and she's up to no good.) Directed by Peter Segal (Naked Gun 33-1/3: The Final Insult) from a desperately unfunny script by Bonnie and Terry Turner, this has a cheesy, unreal plot that vaguely suggests an overhauled Roger & Me with a happy ending. David Spade costars and Lorne Michaels, who should hang his head in shame, produced.

Film Credits

Director: Peter Segal

Writer: Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner

Producer: Robert Weiss and Lorne Michaels

Cast: Chris Farley, David Spade, Brian Dennehy, Bo Derek, Dan Aykroyd and Julie Warner

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