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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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 »


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 »


Billy Clyde Puckett: [to another knock at the bathroom door] Go shit in your hat!
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You're The Only Good Thing (That's Happened To Me)
Sung by Gene Autry
Written by Jack Toombs
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What a guy will do to get a woman.
15 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristhofferson play two pro football players who are interested in the the daughter of the owner of the team. This movie is actually humorous. It shows what these two guys will do to try to win over the girl who is playing these guys off against each other and enjoying every second if it. Two men competing for the girl, and willing to make total fools of themselves in the process, until the Burt Reynolds character wises up, steps back, examines the situation objectively and then plots his strategy to gain the girl's attention. It's not the greatest movie, and it's definitely not a sports movie, but it's worth watching, has funny moments, and shows what a guy is willing to do to get a woman.

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