Tommy Boy

Tommy Boy (1995)

33 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Chris Farley and David Spade get into a fight on the side of the road and David Spade hits Farley with a can see and hear Spade drop the 2x4 twice. [He doesn't drop it twice. He breaks half of the board and if falls. Then he drops the other half.]

Continuity mistake: Tommy and Tom Sr. are celebrating the engagement and drinking champagne. In one shot, Tommy is holding the glass in one hand, while in the shot immediately following, he holds it in the other.

Factual error: Considering the size of Big Tom, the coffin at his funeral is too small.


Continuity mistake: When Tommy is in the airplane bathroom, his tie gets sucked into the toilet and stained with blue dye - in the next scene there's no stain on it, although it's the same tie.


Factual error: When Paul flies off the hood of the crash test car when it stops, he should have kept going in a straight line. Instead, he flies off to the side at a sharp angle and lands in the seat testing department.

Factual error: When they get on the flight to Chicago, it's an American Airlines 747. No airline in America would fly a 747 from Ohio to Chicago, a 1 hour or so flight. No one would waste the amount of fuel and costs to fly a plane that big full of passengers for such a short flight.


Revealing mistake: In the scene where they are on the plane, right after the old women comes out of a stinky bathroom, you can tell it's not the back of David Spade's head when he goes in for the 3 sec change. (01:16:00)


Continuity mistake: When Tommy's "stepbrother", Paul, is shooting out the tyres he drops a cigar. When panned out there is no cigar on the ground.

Factual error: At the end of the movie when Tommy is in the boat and needs wind from his dad, you can see the bottom of the lake! If it were so shallow he would probably be grounded.

Continuity mistake: Three types of airplanes are used for the flight to Chicago. The exterior loading and taxi shots show a Boeing 747. The interior shots show another Boeing (the overhead bins, sidewall panels, etc., are distinctively Boeing), but it's smaller like a 767, because it only has 2 seats by the window and 3 in the center. The exterior shot in flight shows a Lockheed L1011, with its distinctive S-duct for the center engine.

Revealing mistake: When Tommy runs into the glass door after a successful sale, he leaves a mark on the glass, clearly from makeup for filming, not just an oily face.

Continuity mistake: Right before they hit the deer, the car's windshield is gone. After they hit the deer, it has returned.

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Deliberate mistake: Why would Richard, big Tom's 'right hand man,' have to drive his cherished vintage car on a business trip that would take him hundreds, if not a thousand miles? He surely could have taken a company vehicle. Of course, then they couldn't do the 'car slowly and humorously being destroyed' shtick.

Brian Katcher

Tommy: But the Callahan factory has been in my family for seventy years. You can't just shut it down.
Ray Zalinsky: Son, you got to look at it from my point of view. Callahan's a premium name. That's what I'm buying. I can make the parts in one of my factories, put them in a Callahan box, and sell them in my stores at a premium price. Why keep your factory going when all I want's the god damn box?

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Trivia: When Tommy meets his "Stepmother," he says something like "Dad, she's a 10." That's because the actress, Bo Derek, starred in the movie "10" (1980).

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