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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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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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Storyline

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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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

Beverly D'Angelo stars as the girlfriend of Geoffrey Lewis. She would later play the mother of Juliette Lewis, Geoffrey's daughter, in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989). See more »

Goofs

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

Cholla: The very first thing we do is find out who we're talking about. I mean, we don't even know where to find him.
Elmo: How are we gonna find him?
Cholla: Well it appears to me that there can't be too many guys driving around this valley with an ape.
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Featured in Eastwood on Eastwood (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Which Way But Loose
Written by Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff), Milton Brown (as M. Brown) and Snuff Garrett (as T. Garrett)
Sung by Eddie Rabbitt
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cultural classic
23 November 2003 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

Right turn Clyde. A man, a monkey, some hells angels wannabee's and some dude named Orville. What more could you want? Throw in some bare knuckle action of Clint breaking everyones face loose and its a classic. This is without a doubt one of the all time late night classics. The story, (its fluff), revolves around blue collar tough guy Filo Beddo and his buddies. One of which is Clyde, an orangatan and Orville, a greasey tow tuck driver. Which is worse is up to you. The gang gets into some bare knuckle boxing fights for cash and heads out on the road. Running into trouble with a hilarious wannabe biker gang and ending up with a showdown between Tank Murdock and Philo for some sort of tough guy championship. The movie is dated, has some cheasy music, (at least its not disco) lots of fight scenes, some great running gags at bikers, cops, rhinestone cowboys, and generally anyone clint doesnt like, but its very enjoyable and definitely worth a trip to blockbuster.


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