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Tommy Boy

Holy Schnike Edition
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 101 (Oct 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Chris Farley, David Spade, Bo Derek, Julie Warner, Dan Aykroyd & Brian Dennehy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
This two-disc Holy Schnike Special Edition includes a second disc of fun supplements. First, there are four featurettes: the 29-minute Behind The Laughter, a 13-minute Stories From The Road highlight on true road trip stories inspired events in the movie, a 10-minute Just The Two Of Us look at the chemistry between Chris and David, and a seven minute highlight on what it was like Growing Up Farley. Next up are storyboard comparisons for seven scenes (Cold Open, Hooks, Car Door, Moth Motel, Bees, Airline Stewards, Airplane Bathroom) that can be played as one 14-minute featurette; additional scenes including six deleted scenes, 15 extended scenes, and six alternate takes; a four-minute gag reel; a still gallery; 19 TV spots; and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 02899
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sex-related humor, some drug content and nudity.
(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/30/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Segal
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Big Tom Callahan (Dennehy) of Callahan Auto Parts is certain that one day his Tommy Boy (Farley) will take over the business. But Tommy

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD is bright and colorful, with well balanced hues throughout. The picture is sharp and detailed, and is often quite smooth and solid. While there are occasional edge halos, pixelization is rare, and distractions are few and far between. This is a satisfying picture overall, and is a pleasing visual experience for the lighthearted storytelling. (Suzanne Hodges)

Each of the available channels are utilized from start to finish in the Dolby