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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 »

Goofs

When Miami scores the lone touchdown in the playoff game against Green Bay, the scoreboard displays a celebratory message. But the game is in Green Bay. No home team ever celebrates an opposing team's touchdown. especially in the fourth quarter of a playoff game. 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 Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.23 (2009) See more »

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If you know who Elroy Blunt was, don't watch this movie
4 April 2003 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

Supposedly based on the book of the same name, the only similarities are the characters' names -- SOME of the characters. Some of the best ones, such as Elroy Blunt, greatest country/western singer ever to warble a tune, were left out completely. The whole thing is a shame, because this was by far the funniest book I ever read. I remember eagerly anticipating the forthcoming movie back in 1977. Then I heard that Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson and Jill Clayburgh were the stars and thought "oh-oh." Still, I went to see the movie -- just awful. Watched it again a couple of years ago with the hope that time might have taken the edge off. Wrong; it was worse than ever. While I respect the "favorable" reviews given by some above, it's obvious that they didn't read the book. I'd invite them to do so, then watch the movie again and see how they'd rate it again.


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