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Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (written by)
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Release Date:
20 December 1978 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Clint Eastwood will turn you Every Which Way But Loose
Plot:
Philo Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Clint And Clyde See more (57 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Philo Beddoe

Sondra Locke ... Lynn Halsey-Taylor

Geoffrey Lewis ... Orville

Beverly D'Angelo ... Echo
Walter Barnes ... Tank Murdock
George Chandler ... Clerk at D.M.V.

Roy Jenson ... Woody

James McEachin ... Herb
Bill McKinney ... Dallas
William O'Connell ... Elmo

John Quade ... Cholla
Dan Vadis ... Frank

Gregory Walcott ... Putnam

Hank Worden ... Trailer Court Manager

Ruth Gordon ... Ma

Jerry Brutsche ... Sweeper Driver
Cary Michael Cheifer ... Kincaid's Manager

Janet Cole Notey ... Girl at Palomino (as Janet Louise Cole)
Sam Gilman ... Fat Man's Friend

Chuck Hicks ... Trucker
Timothy P. Irvin ... M.C. at Zanzabar
Tim Irwin ... Bandleader
Billy Jackson ... Bettor

Joyce Jameson ... Sybil
Richard Jamison ... Harlan
Jackson D. Kane ... Man at Bowling Alley
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg ... Bruno (as Jeremy Kronsberg)
Fritz Manes ... Bartender at Zanzabar
Michael Mann ... Church's Manager
Lloyd Nelson ... Bartender
George Orrison ... Fight Spectator
Thelma Pelish ... Lady Customer
William J. Quinn ... Kincaid
Tom Runyon ... Bartender at Palomino
Bruce Scott ... Schyler
Al Silvani ... Tank Murdock's Manager
Hartley Silver ... Bartender
Al Stellone ... Fat Man
Jan Stratton ... Waitress
Mike Wagner ... Trucker
Guy Way ... Bartender
George P. Wilbur ... Church (as George Wilbur)

Gary Davis ... Biker
Scott Dockstader ... Biker
Orwin C. Harvey ... Biker (as Orwin Harvey)
Gene LeBell ... Biker
Chuck Waters ... Biker
Jerry Wills ... Biker
Manis ... Clyde
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Phil Everly ... Singer in Club (uncredited)

Harry Guardino ... James Beekman (uncredited)
Clay Hodges ... First Opponent (uncredited)
Harry Middlebrooks ... Piano Player for Tillis (uncredited)
Frank Noel ... Fight Trainer (uncredited)
Charlie Rich ... Himself (uncredited)

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Young Trucker (uncredited)

Judson Scott ... Biker (uncredited)

Mel Tillis ... Himself (uncredited)
Roxanne Tunis ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
James Fargo 
 
Writing credits
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (written by)

Produced by
Robert Daley .... producer
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg .... associate producer
Fritz Manes .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Rexford L. Metz (director of photography) (as Rexford Metz)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
Ferris Webster 
 
Art Direction by
Elayne Barbara Ceder  (as Elayne Ceder)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert De Vestel 
 
Makeup Department
Dorothea Long .... hairstylist (as Dorothie J. Long)
Don Schoenfeld .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Billy Ray Smith .... unit production manager
Ernest B. Wehmeyer .... unit production manager (as Ernest Wehmeyer)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Powell .... assistant director
Wendy Shear .... second assistant director
Al Silvani .... second assistant director
Alain Silver .... second assistant director (as Alain J. Silver)
 
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master (as Eddie Aiona)
Bud Pine .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Gene Eliot .... sound effects editor
Bert Hallberg .... sound
Marvin I. Kosberg .... sound effects editor
Vern Poore .... re-recording mixer
Josef von Stroheim .... sound effects editor (as Joe Von Stroheim)
Jerry Jacobson .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects
 
Stunts
BJ Davis .... stunt double: Bill McKinney
George Dockstader .... double
Bobby Porter .... double
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator (as Wayne Van Horn)
George Cheung .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
Andy Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Ferguson .... stunt performer: Biker (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin N. Johnston .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Melton .... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Peters .... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Waters .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Caven .... best boy
Jack N. Green .... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Bud Heller .... second grip (as Bud Heller III)
Jack Johnson .... key grip
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer (as Gemma LaMana)
Robert D. McBride .... camera assistant (as Robert McBride)
Louis Niemeyer .... camera assistant
Don Nygren .... gaffer
David Macdonald .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenn Wright .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Steve Dorff .... conductor
Snuff Garrett .... music supervisor
Donald Harris .... music editor
Grover B. Helsley .... music mixer (as Grover Helsley)
 
Transportation Department
Tim Hill .... transportation coordinator
Billy Kaundart .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Eudie Charnes .... production secretary
George Dockstader .... motorcycles furnished by
Don Mink .... auditor
James Moffett .... first aid
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
Cherie Pardo .... secretary to the producer
Sheridan Dar Reid .... location manager (as Sheridan 'Dar' Reid)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer
Ruth Santarone .... caterer
Harry Zubrinsky .... location manager
Phil Everly .... singing coach: Sondra Locke (uncredited)
 
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110 min
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:AA (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:12 (tv rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2006) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
The film and its soundtrack featured a number of country-and-western songs including tracks sung by Mel Tillis, Charlie Rich and Eddie Rabbitt.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the slaughterhouse fight scene, the overhead shots are not consistent with the eye-level camera angles.See more »
Quotes:
Tank Murdock:[upon seeing Philo's blood on his nose and lip after the confrontation with Lynn] Looks like you've had a go at it already. You sure that face won't hurt too much to fight?
Philo Beddoe:I ain't gonna be hitting you with my face.
Tank Murdock:[smiling kindly] That's funny. I like you. Don't worry kid, we're gonna get this over in a hurry and take care of you here. Where'd you hear of Tank Murdock before, kid?
Philo Beddoe:All around?
Tank Murdock:[smiling] Yeah?
Philo Beddoe:They say you're the best.
Tank Murdock:They do, huh? Well, let's get with it.
[Tank beckons Philo to throw the first blow, which he does]
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Referenced in Our Very Own (2005)See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Clint And Clyde, 2 January 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In Every Which Way But Loose, Clint Eastwood not only shares the screen with lady love Sondra Locke, but with an orangutan named Clyde. He had to call on all his skills to keep the film from being stolen by an ape.

This and its sequel Every Which Way You Can will never be at the top of Clint's cinema achievements, but it's a nice rollicking comedy about a bare knuckle fighter. If it were set in today's times instead of the Seventies, Eastwood's Philo Beddoe would be on the extreme fighting channel.

Seeing Clint's living quarters reminded me of John Wayne's similar arrangements in True Grit with Chin Lee and General Sterling Price the cat. Clyde's quite a bit more the handful than a cat. He lives with Geoffrey Lewis who is his second and corner man in the bare knuckle fighting business and handles all the wagers and Lewis's mother a 'helpless' little old lady with a shotgun, deliciously played by Ruth Gordon.

Making his living as a bare knuckle fighter, Clint just seems to run into people determined to take him down. That includes an involvement with aspiring country singer Sondra Locke whom he spends a good deal of money on and who then takes a powder on him. She's heading east so Clint, Lewis, and Clyde are as well. Along the way they pick up sharp shooting Beverly D'Angelo who saves them on one occasion.

The legendary bare knuckle champion is Denver Tank Murdoch and as that 20th century philosopher Ric Flair opined, to be the best you have to beat the best. So Clint is heading to Denver to find both Locke and Walter Barnes who plays Tank Murdoch with his three amigos.

He also manages to arouse the anger of John McQuade and his Black Widow Biker gang. These people are the sorriest biker gang ever depicted on the big screen. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE manages to best this crowd of losers. But they never give up.

Best in the film are Ruth Gordon and Clyde, not necessarily in that order. I've often thought that the Academy Awards should have a best animal performance in a given year. That year the Oscar gold would have been taken by the orangutan. I wish the film had elaborated a little more on when Eastwood and Lewis break into a zoo to get Clyde's male needs satisfied.

For a lighter and brighter side of Clint Eastwood, don't miss Every Which Way But Loose.

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