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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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Billy Clyde Puckett: [to another knock at the bathroom door] Go shit in your hat!
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First Rate Seventies Screwball
7 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

People don't seem to know how to respond to this movie. The people who

want "Smokey and the Bandit" think it's weird and not funny; the people

who want "Scenes from a Marriage" think it's sophomoric. Well, it is

weird and occassionally sophomoric, but it is very, very funny in an

underhanded, ironic way - and also in an over-the-top goofball way. You

better be prepared for different kinds of jokes coming at you

unexpectedly. This obviously big-budget studio comedy has more in common

with discursive satires like "Smile" or "Nashville" than other studio

comedies of the period, although it is far more well-made and plotty

than either "Nashville" or "Smile": I think it's the best of both worlds

  • satire and spontaneity wrapped up in a comfy old-fashioned romantic




comedy. Think "My Man Godfrey" with four letter words and football. It's

true the characters do not have exactly novelistic depth, but surely

Carole Lombard's character in "Godfrey" was as thin as a pancake - but

it didn't matter because Lombard was playing her, and she made up in

dizzy star-power what the writers left out. Here Jill Clayburg is the

Lombard part, a real star at the top of her game, radiating star-powered

charm. Matching her watt for watt is Burt Reynolds, perfectly cast, and

able to make the odd-ball anti-intellectualisms of the writing sound

perfectly effortless. Kris Kristofferson is in the Ralph Bellamy part -

the guy whose job it is to get jilted - but he oozes a full-bore sexual

magnetism that makes the heroine's confusion perfectly understandable.

This is real neglected gem - you shall recognize it for the dunces are

in a c


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