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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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Walter Barnes ...
Tank Murdock
George Chandler ...
Clerk at D.M.V.
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Woody
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Herb
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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)

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$105,918,400 (USA)
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When the police officers are having target practice on the side of a New Mexico highway, two calls on their scanner refer to police activity on Interstate 5, the main major freeway between southern and northern California. Two interstates run through New Mexico, I-40 and I-25. Their interchange in Albuquerque is called "The Big I." See more »

Quotes

Orville Boggs: Are those guys coming after me? Those guys are coming AFTER me.
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Salty Dog Blues
Adapted by Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff) and Snuff Garrett (as T. Garrett)
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Rollickingly funny comedy with Clint
27 December 2005 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE (1978) *** Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke,RuthGordon, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D' Angelo. Rollickingly funny comedy with Clint as tough-guy Philo Beddoe and his best friend, Clyde the scene- stealing orangutan and Gordon stealing scenes from both as Philo's feisty ma. Plot is simple: Philo has fallen in love with country/western songstress Locke and entails some adventures in his pursuit. Lewis lends some able, amiable support as Philo's best bud and fellow beer drinking good ol' boy. Fine jukebox offering of C&W and filmed on location in sunny Bakersfield, California.

Redneck humor was never this pugnacious!


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