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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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Herb
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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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Clint Eastwood will turn you Every Which Way But Loose

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Action | Comedy

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Release Date:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to publicity, Manis the Orangutan weighed 180 pounds. 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

Putnam: [Philo accidentally bumps into Putnam, seated at his table after getting the goodbye note from Lynn at The Palamino] Hey, why don't you watch what the hell you're doing?
Philo Beddoe: Why don't you shut your face, boy?
Putnam: [standing up] Oh, what have we got here? A real live, macho cowboy.
[Philo turns to leave... Putnam grabs his arm]
Putnam: Don't turn your back on me!
[Philo punches him in the face and triggers a free-for-all brawl]
Philo Beddoe: [punching Putnam] Somebody call the cops!
Bartender: They ARE the cops!
Philo Beddoe: [drops Putnam] Shit.
[leaves]
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Connections

Referenced in Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984) 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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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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