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Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.

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Orville
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Tank Murdock
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Clerk at D.M.V.
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Woody
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Herb
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Dallas
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Elmo
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Frank
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Putnam
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Ma
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Philo Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, the orangutan he won on a bet - he roams the San Fernando Valley in search of cold beer, country music and the occasional punch-up. But he is floored himself by a dainty little country and western singer, who gives him the slip when she realizes he's getting too serious. Phil, Clyde and Orville set off in pursuit, pestered by bikers. Written by David Wark <dwark@automail.com>

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Clint Eastwood will turn you Every Which Way But Loose

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Action | Comedy

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20 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Coming of Philo Beddoe  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$105,918,400 (USA)
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Trivia

Manis the Orangutan's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When the officer falls down at the lake and lands face-to-face with the rattlesnake, the glass that separating the actor and the snake is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

[Later in the day, Herb is digging a hole in the sand while Putnam rests and drinks a beer]
Putnam: Herb?
Herb: Yeah?
Putnam: What are we gonna do with that son-of-a-bitch?
Herb: Who?
Putnam: You know damn well what I'm talking about. That cowboy at the Palomino Club.
Herb: I don't know what you can do about it. What can we do, man?
Putnam: You mean to stand and tell me you'll let him get away with it?
Herb: Well, Putnam, you got anything in mind?
Putnam: What I got in mind is to break his stupid head.
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Soundtracks

Monkey See, Monkey Do
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford) and Snuff Garrett (as T. Garrett)
Sung by Cliff Crofford
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Incredibly underrated
7 January 2000 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

I know what you're thinking- I'm such a huge Eastwood fan so my opinion isn't that significant. Honestly though, this has got to be one of the most underrated movies of all time. I laughed harder and had a better time watching this movie than just about any "comedy" I can think of. Clint did an excellent job in a different role for him as a guy who isn't so clever and great with the ladies. His best friend Clyde turned in an awesome performance as well. I also loved Geoffrey Lewis and the gorgeous Beverly D'Angelo and Ruth Gordon does a typically great act as the tough old lady. I agree with an earlier writer with respect to the one negative here- Sondra Locke's acting and singing. The only justification is that in the movie her character is just as bad. I have to believe that even people that aren't major Clint Eastwood fans would still like this one. Big fans should love it.


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