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« on: December 08, 2008, 07:30:43 PM »

Man, I can usually tease supermodels' home phone numbers out of IMDb, but I've tried everything and have run dry on this one.

I remember seeing ads for this movie around 1978, plus or minus a few years. It showed a football action scene, but one player was holding a rifle aloft. I am almost certain the title was "Combat Football," and the cutline was "When the game gets tough... they give the quarterback a RIFLE!"

I have searched, cross-searched, fuzzy-searched... no dice. Does anyone else remember this movie, or was I just in a hallucinatory pocket at the time?
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 10:29:56 PM »

That sounds a little like a video game.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 12:21:08 AM »

This was BVG - before video games. Mostly. :)
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 11:11:40 PM »

This was BVG - before video games. Mostly. :)

I'm not quite sure but it sounds like a Rollerball ripoff but I dont recall hearing of any such movie. I also think most italian/Europe post apocalyptic movies of 1970's would not include "American Football" in its theme.

But I really think it might be a Lampoon films of the 1970's like American Raspberry (which I'd seen under the title called Prime Time), Amazon Women on the Moon (but its from the 1980's) or the others (sorry I have not seen them but I'll list them for you) The Groove Tube, Tunnel Vision, The Kentucky Fried Movie.

or even something from SNL/SCTV...

It does sound like a Lampoon trailer...

Wish you luck in finding it... :)

PS... I dont recall seeing this in American Raspberry, but there is a scene where two men gather their hunting gear, walked up a tower and started to shoot at the students....
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 11:58:18 PM »

I think Skull's right. Most likely a "coming soon" fake preview from a sketch comedy flick.
Unfortunately, there are many to choose from.

To add to Skull's list:
Cracking Up (1977)
American Tickler (1977)
Loose Shoes (1980)
The Sex O'Clock News (1984)
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 01:43:26 AM »

That might be it, but I have some dim recollection of seeing it in a newspaper ad. I might be confused and have seen in, say, in the back pages of NatLamp.

But damn, I have it marked down as real. My brain must be rotting in spots.
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