A friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved. The film features many parodies about self-help groups which were wildly popular in the 1970s.
- Burt ReynoldsBilly Clyde Puckett
- Kris KristoffersonMarvin 'Shake' Tiller
- Jill ClayburghBarbara Jane Bookman
- Robert PrestonBig Ed Bookman
- Bert ConvyFriedrich Bismark
- Roger E. MosleyPuddin Patterson Sr.
- Lotte LenyaClara Pelf
- Richard MasurPhillip Hooper
- Carl WeathersDreamer Tatum
- Brian DennehyT.J. Lambert
- Mary Jo CatlettEarlene Emery
- Joe KappHose Manning