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Semi-Tough (1977)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  June 1978 (Austria)
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A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.

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A comedy about two football players and their mutual girlfriend. Includes many spoofs and parodies about various self-help groups and personal self-improvement seminars that were wildly popular during the 1970's. Written by <keath@webtv.net>

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It's The World's Greatest Game (And It Sure Ain't Football) See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Burt Reynolds character wears the uniform number 22, just like he did in BOTH versions of "The Longest Yard". See more »

Goofs

During the wedding rehearsal there is a child carrying the bride's train. Camera cuts to a shot from the altar where the child is seen dropping the train. Cut to a shot from the isle toward the altar and the child is seen dropping the train again. See more »

Quotes

Billy Clyde Puckett: [of a football player in a tuxedo] Now who says that clothes don't make the man? That's a well-dressed phone booth!
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Referenced in The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) See more »

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Here Comes Santa Claus
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Sung by Gene Autry
Written by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
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The Heartbreak of Dan Jenkins
10 July 2000 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

Jenkins's novel is one of the funniest books ever written, and THE funniest sports novel. The movie is a total trashing of Jenkins's work. It retains only the title, the names of a few of the characters, none of the book's plot, and none of its humor. The storyline bears absolutely no resemblance to the book. Billy Clyde's diary of the week leading to the Super Bowl, with all its hilarity, has been replaced by a silly look at self-improvement fads and crazes and Gene Autry music. Reynolds and Kristofferson are not believable as professional football players, although Kris would have been a great Elroy Blunt, had that important character been retained from the book. The problem was that Jenkins lost control of the scriptwriting. When the scene in which Billy Clyde and Shake are discussing their rating system for women was written, it used the Dudley Moore scale of 1-10, with 10 being tops. Jenkins informed the director that in the book, the scale went the other way, with a "1" being the top vote. He was informed, "This is the movie!"

I give this one a "1", using the movie's scale.


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