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Semi-Tough (1977)

 -  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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Friedrich Bismark
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Puddin Patterson Sr.
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Clara Pelf
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Phillip Hooper
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Dreamer Tatum
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T.J. Lambert
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Hose Manning
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Vlada Kostov
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Bud McNair
Peter Bromilow ...
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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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R | See all certifications »

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June 1978 (Austria)  »

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Zwei ausgebuffte Profis  »

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When Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson began shooting the football scenes, they were working with actual pro athletes. They hit Kristofferson so hard, they broke a couple of his bones. 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

Puddin Patterson Sr.: What you got is a bad case of Barbara Jane Bookman!
Billy Clyde Puckett: I've always had that. I just didn't know how bad until now.
Puddin Patterson Sr.: [realizing what Billy Clyde is up to and laughing] Oh man... you don't really think you're going to pull this scam off, do you?
Billy Clyde Puckett: I'm sure gonna give it my best shot.
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Hmmmmmmmmm
11 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, I loved the book - absolutely LOVED it! This film is a sort of decent stab at adapting Dan Jenkins great book, but, mainly due to language and Political Correctness, it ends up falling flat. Much of the humor in the book is racial (both directions, by the way), sophomorically sexual or otherwise politically incorrect. Since much of that had to be dropped from the film, a good bit of the books' humor is lost. And, as with many films, there is less room for character development than in a book. Still, with Burt Reynold and Jill Claiburgh, it has some considerable charm and humor. The story line is pretty faithful to the book, although there are a couple of changes that I wish hadn't been made to the story. Kris Kristofferson offers up a surprisingly good performance, and he's never impressed me as an actor before (nor singer either, for that matter). Overall, not a bad film, but you'd probably like the book better - I do!


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