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Exclusive: 20th Anniversary Tribute to Chris Farley's Tommy Boy

03.31.2015

Most would agree that the best film in Chris Farley's short resume is 1995's TOMMY BOY, a comedy that capitalizes on the late comedian's "aw, shucks" routine that quickly turned into a full on locomotive when unleashed. Now, 2o years after it's release, we take a look back on the film that helped make him a household name. Directed by Peter Segal, the road-trip comedy is often likened to the classic Steve Martin/John Candy classic PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES, but it also bears a resemblance to a funny version of Shakespeare's HAMLET.

The buddy team-up features Farley as the dopey-but-passionate son on a mission to save his father's company along with the company's right hand "straight man" played with dry sarcasm by David Spade. In what should've been a silly and forgettable comedy, TOMMY BOY proved to be much more to fans and has since taken on the mantle of a cult classic, especially in the wake of Farley's death in 1997, cutting his legacy short, but leaving behind at least a few films (and some brilliant SNL appearances) that showcased his unique comedy stylings.

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Extra Tidbit: What was your favorite Chris Farley film?
Source: JoBlo.com

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