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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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Trailer Court Manager
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$105,918,400 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sondra Locke's singing debut. She has a duet with Phil Everly. 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

[Philo is sanding off a motorcycle when Ma taps him with her cane]
Philo Beddoe: Cut it out, Clyde.
[Ma hits him with the cane; Philo notices it's Ma]
Philo Beddoe: Ma, what'd do that for?
Ma Boggs: I've been trying to get your attention for five minutes. Did you see Orville?
Philo Beddoe: Yeah, I've seen him.
Ma Boggs: Well, Orville tell ya what?
Philo Beddoe: Yeah, I'm sorry, Ma, about you missing your driver's test again.
Ma Boggs: Oh, that ain't the "What" what I mean.
Philo Beddoe: You mean Clyde? Yeah, well, I'm sorry about that too, Ma. He won't do it again, I promise you.
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Connections

Referenced in Cannonball Run II (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Wake You Up When I Get Home
Written by Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff) and Milton Brown (as M. Brown)
Sung by Charlie Rich
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In Eastwood's top films!
12 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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