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Every Which Way But Loose -- Philo Beddoe, your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy and barroom brawler, falls in love with a flighty singer who leads him on a screwball chase across the American Southwest.

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Director:
Writer:
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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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Deactivate Brain: Enjoy The Movie See more (62 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)
Bob Golden ... Big Al (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)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
114 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie and its sequel Any Which Way You Can (1980) used the catchy "Clint and Clyde" first-name alliteration of its two main stars in its promotions and marketing. In true Hollywood style, Eastwood here received top first billing as he was the bigger star whilst the orangutan Manis had to settle for second billing.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the scene at the lake, when Pilo jumps out of the tree, he stands up and does a Tarzan impression. The sound is not heard until the view cuts to looking across the lake.See more »
Quotes:
Cholla:The very first thing we do is find out who we're talking about. I mean, we don't even know where to find him.
Elmo:How are we gonna find him?
Cholla:Well it appears to me that there can't be too many guys driving around this valley with an ape.
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Red Eye SpecialSee more »

FAQ

List: Wacky boxing
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Deactivate Brain: Enjoy The Movie, 13 July 2015
Author: garthbarnes-11100 from United States

Spoilers Ahead;

The movie, as a good reviewer wrote, is plot less. It follows Philo's concomitant chasing of Lynn and Tank to be the best street fight fighter. Why watch it? Isn't the monkey awful and annoying? Yes, to both questions, but watch it for two reasons: Ruth Gordon and The Black Widows. The latter are the worst motorcycle gang ever formed: wherever their perambulations take them they get the crap kicked out of them. Everyone beats them up, Philo's mom blows up their motorcycles with a shotgun. The are the personification of Rodney Dangerfield's catch phrase,"I don't get no respect." Ruth Gordon is drop dead funny and with the worst tough guys ever assembled the amount of laughs will make up for the many flaws. Geoffrey Lewis is great like he always is; they both are straight men to mom who is old, fighting to get her driver's license and in a really bad mood. I love when the cops try to hassle her and after about five minutes alone with her get back in their car and drive away at high speed.

The movie's main problem, besides the annoying and unfunny monkey, is Sondra Locke. Yes, what man did not love the nude scene? She was always scorching hot but her singing is even worse than her acting. Not since Harry Truman's daughter, the aspiring opera star, have you heard dreadful, off tempo, two key off combination speaking and mumbling which she thinks is being sultry and seductive. Olivia Newton John she is not. It is best to get up kill ten minutes then come back to the movie. Otherwise, this is why they made that chapter skip button on your remote. The monkey is not as bad here as in the unwatchable sequel which put the A in abysmal. Still, a little of Clyde goes a very long way. As you can tell, by my rating, it is borderline. This is a great one showing movie but do not buy it or you will be sorry.

The movie consists of Philo driving around with a monkey while being stalked by these retards who get the crap beat out of them by everybody. When they do corner Philo, things do not go well for them. He gradually starts taking more and more of their bikes until the end they are all riding double. If you turn off your brain, a requisite, you will laugh at this movie. Unlike the dreadful sequel and Bronco Billy, this is a funny movie. Sondra's singing can be skipped, I wish it could of in 1978 when we had to suffer; I got up and got refreshments. Wait until you hear it, you will understand. Philo's invincibility may be taxing to your sense of reality; yes, I know, that is what I meant by turn off your brain. If you are not a big country western music fan, like me, have that volume control where you can get at it quickly. A great watch but never buy this movie.

"A little nonsense now and then relished by the wisest men."

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