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Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  20 December 1978 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Orville
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Echo
Walter Barnes ...
Tank Murdock
George Chandler ...
Clerk at D.M.V.
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Woody
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Herb
Bill McKinney ...
Dallas
William O'Connell ...
Elmo
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Dan Vadis ...
Frank
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Putnam
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Trailer Court Manager
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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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20 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Coming of Philo Beddoe  »

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$5,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$105,918,400 (USA)
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Trivia

The boxing coach who trained Clint Eastwood's for his bare-knuckle fist-fighting scenes was Al Silvani who once had trained the legendary boxer Jake LaMotta, who was the subject of Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull (1980), which got released in the same 1980 year as this movie's sequel, Any Which Way You Can (1980). Silvani also had recently prepped Sylvester Stallone for Rocky (1976). See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the lake, when Pilo jumps out of the tree, he stands up and does a Tarzan impression. The sound is not heard until the view cuts to looking across the lake. See more »

Quotes

[At a diner, Frank and Elmo, members of the Black Widows, have bought a beer for Lynn, to which Philo "cheers" to them. Frank and Elmo walk towards Philo, Lynn, and Orville]
Philo Beddoe: That's mighty nice of you.
Elmo: [shows Philo his Widow tattoo] You see that?
Philo Beddoe: An arm?
Elmo: No, that!
Philo Beddoe: A tattoo?
Elmo: He don't know what this means.
Frank: [shows Orville his Widow tattoo] Do you see that?
Orville Boggs: [sneezes] Ah-choo! Oh, sorry.
Philo Beddoe: Two tattoos.
[...]
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Connections

Followed by Any Which Way You Can (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Send Me Down To Tucson
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford) and Snuff Garrett (as T. Garrett)
Sung by Mel Tillis
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Sounds like something Burt Reynolds would be in!!
9 June 2000 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

Clint Eastwood finally shows a funny, soft side to his macho persona in this humorous action/comedy about a good-hearted brawler who adopts a sneaky orangutan named Clyde and they embark in a funny journey for reasons God only knows why. With the gritty brawl scenes and the constant redneck humor, this would make the viewer wonder why did old Dirty Harry himself would be in a movie like this? It looks like something from the weird minds of Burt Reynolds and Hal Ne


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