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Semi-Tough (1977)

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.

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writers:

Walter Bernstein, Dan Jenkins (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Billy Clyde Puckett
Kris Kristofferson ... Marvin 'Shake' Tiller
Jill Clayburgh ... Barbara Jane Bookman
Robert Preston ... Big Ed Bookman
Bert Convy ... Friedrich Bismark
Roger E. Mosley ... Puddin Patterson Sr.
Lotte Lenya ... Clara Pelf
Richard Masur ... Phillip Hooper
Carl Weathers ... Dreamer Tatum
Brian Dennehy ... T.J. Lambert
Mary Jo Catlett ... Earlene Emery
Joe Kapp ... Hose Manning
Ron Silver ... Vlada Kostov
James MacKrell James MacKrell ... Bud McNair (as Jim McKrell)
Peter Bromilow ... Kostov's Interpreter
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They Lead The League In Scoring ... After The Game! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1978 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Zwei ausgebuffte Profis See more »

Filming Locations:

Tarrant County, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$37,187,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,187,139
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Charley Associates See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds character wears the uniform number 22, just like he did in BOTH versions of "The Longest Yard". 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: Shake, old buddy, you know what I'm choosing to do?
Marvin 'Shake' Tiller: What?
Billy Clyde Puckett: I am choosing to win this fucking game.
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Connections

Referenced in The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Honest With Me
(uncredited)
Sung by Gene Autry
Written by Gene Autry and Fred Rose
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What a guy will do to get a woman.
15 October 2005 | by PWNYCNYSee 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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