Semi-Tough

Semi-Tough

Director: Michael Ritchie

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh

     
 

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Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson star as two pro-football pals who both fall for the team-owner's very rich daughter. Kind of goofy, kind of funny, and somewhat endearing--those are the qualities that surface in this light-hearted comedy built upon an extremely predictable scenario.

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Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson star as two pro-football pals who both fall for the team-owner's very rich daughter. Kind of goofy, kind of funny, and somewhat endearing--those are the qualities that surface in this light-hearted comedy built upon an extremely predictable scenario.

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All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Michael Ritchie was always a director fascinated by competition, and judging by The Candidate (1972), Smile (1975), and this film, it's a subject about which he felt some ambivalence. This mildly raunchy, loose-limbed comedy, adapted from Dan Jenkins' scabrously funny novel, pokes fun at both professional football and the various popular "awareness" groups of the era, framed within the venerable plot about two buddies competing for the same woman. While much of this is quite predictable, a number of the jokes score, Burt Reynolds works his charm overtime, and Jill Clayburgh and Kris Kristofferson are effective as comic foils. Pro football greats Paul Hornung, Joe Kapp, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, and others are also on hand to add some realism to the proceedings.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/1992
UPC:
0027616121936
Original Release:
1977
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Reynolds Billy Clyde Puckett
Kris Kristofferson Shake Tiller
Jill Clayburgh Barbara Jane Bookman
Robert Preston Big Ed Bookman
Bert Convy Friedrich Bismark
Roger E. Mosley Puddin
Lotte Lenya Clara Pelf
Richard Masur Hooper
Carl Weathers Dreamer Tatum
Brian Dennehy T.J. Lambert
Mary Jo Catlett Earlene
John Matuszak Actor
Lindsay Nelson Actor
Jenifer Shaw Stewardess
Norman Alden Coach Parks
Jim Beaver "Beat" Member
Jerry Belson TV Director
Janet Brandt Dressmaker
Peter Bromilow Interpreter
Paul Hornung Himself
Joe Kapp Hose Manning
Dick Schaap Himself
Ron Silver Vlada
Fred Stuthman Minister
Jim McKrell McNair

Technical Credits
Michael Ritchie Director
Theoni V. Aldredge Costumes/Costume Designer
Gene Autry Songwriter
Walter Bernstein Screenwriter
Richard Bruno Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerry Fielding Score Composer
Richard A. Harris Editor
Walter Scott Herndon Production Designer
Cheryal Kearney Set Decoration/Design
Darryl Levine Costumes/Costume Designer
David Merrick Producer
Hal Needham Stunts
Richard Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Rosher Cinematographer
Norman Salling Costumes/Costume Designer
Ken Swor Asst. Director
Barry Thomas Sound/Sound Designer

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