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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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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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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

The Tank Murdock fight was shot at The Denver Brick Company. The spectators sit on cubes of brick, and the glow from the round kiln is visible. See more »

Goofs

Two bass players playing with Sandra Locke's country band in bar. One standing up front and one sitting down by drummer. Unusual unless you're Spinal Tap. See more »

Quotes

[At a campsite]
Echo: Well, I don't suppose you know of a Ladies room hereabouts?
Orville Boggs: There all over. Just pick one.
[Echo heads for the nearest Ladies room]
Orville Boggs: She's something, ain't she?
Philo Beddoe: She sure is. You're full of all kinds of surprises these days.
Orville Boggs: Well... Say... Listen, I wanna say that I appreciate your making her feel to home.
[Echo screams]
Orville BoggsPhilo Beddoe: Clyde.
Echo: [freaked out] There's something out there. My God! It's horrible. It a monster! I've never see it. It's not even a bear!
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Salty Dog Blues
Adapted by Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff) and Snuff Garrett (as T. Garrett)
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In Eastwood's top films!
12 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is my childhood film of which I have seen hundreds of times. Although originally Clint Eastwood was told by many friends and co-workers not to play a part in this film, it turned out a success due to its down to earth humour and a well selected cast. Watch this film to see a different approach to Clint Eastwood's work, as he lives a relaxed and happy life with his ape 'Clyde'.

The sequel to this film is just as good as the first one, with new characters and well supported music that suits the period as well as the film. They have finally released both films on DVD in England and is worth the investment for a classic collection.


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