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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
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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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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)  »

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The Coming of Philo Beddoe  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$105,918,400 (USA)
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Trivia

According to publicity, Manis the Orangutan weighed 180 pounds. See more »

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At the lake, when Philo jumps out of the tree, he stands up and does a Tarzan impression. He makes no sound until the view cuts to looking across the lake. See more »

Quotes

Philo Beddoe: [upon learning about Schuyler and Lynn] What do you do? You hustle for him?
Lynn Halsey-Taylor: [hissing] You're just not too smart, are you? Why did you have to come? Why couldn't you quit like everybody else? You had to come chasing me and spoil it all!
Philo Beddoe: I guess I'm just not too smart, that's all. 'Cause up to now, I'm the only one dumb enough to want to take you further than your bed.
Lynn Halsey-Taylor: [slaps him hard] I HATE YOU!
[she slaps and punches him repeatedly]
Lynn Halsey-Taylor: I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU!
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Coca Cola Cowboy
Written by Sandy Pinkard (as S. Pinkard), Irving Dain (as I. Dain), Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff) and Sam Atchley (as S. Atchley)
Sung by Mel Tillis
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Almost a plotless movie.
26 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

But I like it anyway. This one follows a kind of a street fighter played by Clint Eastwood as he tries to find this gal he had a fling with. Accompanying him is his pal and his pet orangutan. There is a plot to some extent, but this movie really just kind of goes from here to there. My favorites are the bad biker gang the Black Widows who constantly get the crap kicked out of them by whoever they fight. There are other very funny scenes as Ruth Gordon is also great in this one. This was in the time where Sandra Locke was in every Clint Eastwood movie and she is in this one too. That had to be a case of someone who got roles more because who she was dating. This one goes from place to place and fight to fight and there is no great super ending, but a nice simple one instead. All in all a nice, fun, comedy to watch.


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