Directed by Michael Ritchie
Screenplay by Walter Bernstein
Semi-Tough may or may not turn out to be the year's best comedythere's Annie Hall to remember and Mel Brooks yet to be heard frombut it is without a doubt the year's most socially useful film. Dan Jenkins' bestseller has been slow to reach the screen, and in the intervening years the subject of his satirepro football's Lombardi era, with all its dark Nixonian overtoneshas lost some of its edge. Adapter Bernstein and Director Ritchie have found a contemporary lunacy with the same rich possibilities...