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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,272,000, 24 December 1978, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$106,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Clint Eastwood's sixth film for Warner Brothers. 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. Three interstates run through New Mexico: I-40, I-25 and I-10. The interchange in Albuquerque with I-40 and I-25 is called "The Big I." See more »

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[LAPD Officers Herb & Putnam are at Santa Monica Beach with a metal detector]
Putnam: This machine is very sensitive.
Herb: What you think you can find out here?
Putnam: You never know what you're gonna find out here. Just listen. It picks up all kinds of metal: Swiss watches, expensive foreign cameras, silver dollars. Gold, man!
Herb: Gold?
Putnam: Yeah.
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Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Every Which Way But Lose (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Say No To A Truck Drivin' Man
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford)
Sung by Carol Chase
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Why wasn't this awarded with multiple Oscars?
3 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

It is just unexplainable, why the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences did not award this film with Oscars for (at least) best direction, best screenplay and for the best actor

Because Manis The Orangutan did an extraordinary job in first writing down the script on a typewriter with a stick bearing a turd. And then he took the biding of a director, randomly grinding and farting on the set and thus apparently giving the "action!" signal to the crew. And also at the same time Manis delivered acting performance almost as good as Clint Eastwood did. Because do not be fooled by the official credits: as there is just no way, that this movie was written or directed by even the stupidest homo sapiens. Both tasks had to be done by Manis The Orangutan; or some other ape throwing cinematic feces at the viewers

In other words: if you are amid fan of metabolic waste of the film industry- then this picture will suit your exquisite taste


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