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The One Thing You Never Noticed In "50 First Dates"

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Usually, Lucy's family tries to protect her so she goes about her day as if it is always Oct. 13, but one day she discovers the ruse and asks for explanations.


Chris Farley plays Thomas "Tommy" Callahan III, while Brian Dennehy plays his dad, Thomas "Big Tom" Callahan Jr.

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The "philanthropist" who funds the brain clinic is probably "Tommy Boy" aka T.B. Callahan.

Peter Segal directed both Tommy Boy and 50 First Dates. Dan Aykroyd also had minor roles in both films. In Tommy Boy, he plays Ray Zalinsky, another auto parts tycoon who comes close to buying out Tommy's company.