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Semi-Tough (1977) Poster

(1977)

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Burt Reynolds based his character on friend Don Meredith's football career.
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Both Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson were outstanding footballers while attending college. Reynolds almost turned pro. Kristofferson was also a Golden Gloves boxer, but quit football after he started losing his short-time memory.
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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.
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Burt Reynolds character wears the uniform number 22, just like he did in BOTH versions of "The Longest Yard".
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Burt Reynolds character wears number 22 just like his character in both versions of "The Longest Yard"
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Burt Reynolds' number, 22, is the same as his retired quarterback/high school coach character in the sitcom "Evening Shade".
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The fictional football teams in the film are generic, having no team names or mascots. They are simply known by their home cities.
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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).
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