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Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (written by)
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Release Date:
20 December 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Awards:
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Tons of fun from start to finish 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)
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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 final fight scene with Tank Murdock was shot at The Denver Brick Company. The spectators can be seen sitting on cubes of brick and the glow from the round kiln can also be seen.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the officer falls down at the lake and lands face to face with the rattle snake, you can clearly see the glass that separates the actor and the snake.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!
[she collapses and cries, falling to the pavement... Philo glares at Schuyler, who has one hand in his jacket pocket, and walks off]
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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Tons of fun from start to finish, 28 February 2006
Author: vileone316-1 from Austin, TX

I'm currently taking a Clint Eastwood course at UT Austin, and we recently watched this movie.

And its a bit confusing. I'm not sure what to make of this fun, wacky, and somewhat random movie. Eastwood himself seems to strive and always aims for ambiguity in his work. And it shows here.

There were a lot of dumb ass critics in the 60's and 70's that liked to bash Eastwood and used the popular buzzword of fascist and labeled him as such. So in response, Eastwood was very particular about what he did afterward and would do things that contradict (in the eyes of critics) his previous work or characters. This of course confused critics and ultimately forced them to look at his work again and see that they were being dumb ass idiots and were just going along with the popular liberal clap trap at the time.

So we have this movie, in which Eastwood is this hillbilly mechanic and competent street fighter and his adventures with his orangutan (not a monkey Afsheen, they have 12 ribs like us). And its this almost really weird PG comedy. It has these sort of random plots and events that are kind of incorporated into the story and well, not really sure how I can best put it into words, but its just fun. It shows that Eastwood can do this wacky road, comedy.

But it has some surprisingly dramatic moments as well. The audience is well aware of the Sandra Locke's characters true intentions before Eastwood's Philo. And when he does figure it out, its pretty brutal. And I really bought into that emotional confrontation and Philo's reaction. And then Eastwood throws a fight, and in some ways its bleak. But in other ways it isn't. Philo I think found a little bit about himself and learned who his true friends are, people like Clyde and Orville, and Orville's girl Echo(a young Beverly D'Angelo).

The character of Tank Murdoch I believe is meant as an allegory to Clint Eastwood and his celebrity status, his celebrity and his star persona. Philo wants to challenge Murdoch and beat him. Murdoch is a guy who everyone knows and has this huge reputation. And then Philo sees Murdoch who's really pretty sad. His friends turn on him and aren't real friends, and he realizes he doesn't want to be Tank Murdoch. And he doesn't want other people gunning for him. So at the end of the movie, it almost feels like it was Eastwood REJECTING his own star persona and choosing to stay in obscurity with his friends. Makes me wonder how Eastwood truly feels about his celebrity status.

Jeffrey "The Vile One" Harris

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