Some facts you might not have known about the modern classic ‘Tommy Boy’

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On the exam grade board at the bottom there is a student named “Helen Keller” who got an F.

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Rob Lowe is uncredited in his role. He played Tommy’s brother just as a favor to his friend Chris Farley, since he was under contract to The Stand at the time.

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Tommy graduates from Marquette, which is where Chris Farley actually went.

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The waitress was originally supposed to be played by Roseanne Barr, but she had a scheduling conflict and couldn’t make it.

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Richard says that Big Tom, played by Brian Dennehy, was like a father to him. Years later, Dennehy actually played Spade’s father on Just Shoot Me.

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The story is actually based on Hamlet.

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Peter Segal also directed Naked Gun 33 1/3 which is the preview showing in the hotel room.

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David Spade refused to let the stylist touch his hair, which is why it was messy for most of the movie.

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