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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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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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Zwei ausgebuffte Profis  »

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This picture was the first film of a two picture contract between star actor Burt Reynolds and producer David Merrick. The second movie in the deal was Rough Cut (1980). 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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Disturbing
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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