Semi-Tough (1977) 720p YIFY Movie

Semi-Tough (1977)

Semi-Tough is a movie starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, and Jill Clayburgh. A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them...

IMDB: 5.91 Likes

  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.30G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 108
  • IMDB Rating: 5.9/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0

The Synopsis for Semi-Tough (1977) 720p

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.

The Director and Players for Semi-Tough (1977) 720p

[Director]Michael Ritchie
[Role:]Burt Reynolds
[Role:]Kris Kristofferson
[Role:]Robert Preston
[Role:]Jill Clayburgh

The Reviews for Semi-Tough (1977) 720p

Crosby/Hope/Lamour without any songsReviewed bybkoganbingVote: 6/10

Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson team up to play a pair of amiable pro-football players in Semi-Tough a good natured comedy about these two and the owner'd daughter. Sounds like you should be waiting for punchline and in a sense the whole film is one.

Jill Clayburgh is the owner's daughter, the owner being Robert Preston who is a flamboyant Texas millionaire and owner of the Dallas football team which for copyright reasons is never referred to as the Cowboys.

Having grown up with the team Clayburgh is on a first name basis with all the players and they treat her with due deference. She'd like a little more going with either Reynolds or Kristofferson, but can't make her mind up which one. It's almost like Crosby/Hope/Lamour without any songs.

Some nice performances will be found from masseuse Lotte Lenya, fake motivational speaker Bert Convy, and also the best from Brian Dennehy as a defensive end who's really abusing the steroids. It's from Dennehy that we get some potentially serious moments in an easy going film.

Fans of the leads should appreciate Semi-Tough.

First Rate Seventies ScrewballReviewed byPangborneVote: 7/10

People don't seem to know how to respond to this movie. The people who

want "Smokey and the Bandit" think it's weird and not funny; the people

who want "Scenes from a Marriage" think it's sophomoric. Well, it is

weird and occassionally sophomoric, but it is very, very funny in an

underhanded, ironic way - and also in an over-the-top goofball way. You

better be prepared for different kinds of jokes coming at you

unexpectedly. This obviously big-budget studio comedy has more in common

with discursive satires like "Smile" or "Nashville" than other studio

comedies of the period, although it is far more well-made and plotty

than either "Nashville" or "Smile": I think it's the best of both worlds

  • satire and spontaneity wrapped up in a comfy old-fashioned romantic

comedy. Think "My Man Godfrey" with four letter words and football. It's

true the characters do not have exactly novelistic depth, but surely

Carole Lombard's character in "Godfrey" was as thin as a pancake - but

it didn't matter because Lombard was playing her, and she made up in

dizzy star-power what the writers left out. Here Jill Clayburg is the

Lombard part, a real star at the top of her game, radiating star-powered

charm. Matching her watt for watt is Burt Reynolds, perfectly cast, and

able to make the odd-ball anti-intellectualisms of the writing sound

perfectly effortless. Kris Kristofferson is in the Ralph Bellamy part -

the guy whose job it is to get jilted - but he oozes a full-bore sexual

magnetism that makes the heroine's confusion perfectly understandable.

This is real neglected gem - you shall recognize it for the dunces are

in a c

Making yourself betterReviewed byPrismark10Vote: 7/10

Director Michael Ritchie was known for comedies but made one of the best sports movies of the 1970s, Downhill Racer about a selfish, self obsessed Olympic skier played by Robert Redford.

Semi-Tough is a satirical light romantic comedy. Billy Clyde (Burt Reynolds) and Shake Tiller (Kris Kristofferson) are football stars who are both involved in a relationship with Barbara Jane (Jill Clayburgh) the daughter of their team owner.

Inspired by a self help guru Friedrich Bismark (Bert Convy) it is Shaker who gets engaged to Barbara Jane which makes Billy Clyde realise that he also loves her.

This is an engaging look at two egocentric men, the influence of lifestyle gurus. There is a scene where an argument between two rival football players ends up being a discussion between rival self help courses.

Ritchie brings an almost anarchic style to the film yet has a cutting edge on the lifestyles of the rich and famous sports stars.

There is a famous scene where Billy Clyde gets involved in a 48 hours intensive find yourself seminar run by Bismark in a locked hotel room. Participants cannot leave even to go to the toilet but Billy Clyde has attached a device where he could relieve himself.

Burt Reynolds gives an engaging fun performance. Bert Convy is also effective as the shallow guru. He is a hoot when he discusses mixed marriages with Shaker. He always reminded me of Tom Jones when I was a kid. It must have been the perm.

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