Semi-Tough

Semi-Tough

Director: Michael Ritchie

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh

     
 

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Michael Ritchie's football comedy Semi-Tough comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical

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Michael Ritchie's football comedy Semi-Tough comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. While MGM/UA deserves credit for releasing this film with a widescreen image, the disc itself could have been improved with better sound and a few extras.

Editorial Reviews

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:
05/08/2001
UPC:
0027616861016
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:47:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English: mono; Spanish: mono; French & Spanish subtitles

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

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Credits/Title/Intro [4:14]
2. The Lady Arrives [8:38]
3. Sweating For Cash [2:33]
4. Daddy's Lil' Girl [4:13]
5. On The Road [11:17]
6. Athlete & Author [2:14]
7. More Than Friends [10:25]
8. Learning To Creep [10:23]
9. Make It Fit [3:59]
10. Conference Champs [1:18]
11. Rocky Paradise [4:20]
12. Feel The B.E.A.T. [11:57]
13. Pre-Game Show [10:38]
14. The Super Bowl [6:13]
15. Here's The Bride [13:05]
16. End Credits [1:48]

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