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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Friedrich Bismark
Puddin Patterson Sr.
Clara Pelf
Phillip Hooper
Dreamer Tatum
T.J. Lambert
Earlene Emery
Joe Kapp ...
Hose Manning
Vlada Kostov
Bud McNair (as Jim McKrell)
Peter Bromilow ...
Kostov's Interpreter


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 <>

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22 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the drive-in when I was 5. I was watching from the backseat, pretending to sleep. I'm sure my parents would not have wanted me to be watching it, although they cannot remember it at all. For years I tried to describe it to my parents, especially Burt Reynolds peeing in the movie. The most I could remember was that football players were going to some type of meetings or seminars. They had no recollection of this film, so I really started to think I had imagined it. How disturbing! Thank goodness for IMDb, and the ability to remember Bert Convy's name. After 30 years, I have never seen this movie again, but it left a bizarre impression on me.

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