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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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Release Date:
20 December 1978 (USA) See more »
Clint Eastwood will turn you Every Which Way But Loose
The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Sounds like something Burt Reynolds would be in!! See more (62 total) »


  (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
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: Gentle Jungle (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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114 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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According to the book "Clint Eastwood: Hollywood's Loner" (1992) by Michael Munn, Clint Eastwood said of fellow co-star Clyde the Orangutan: "Clyde was one of the most natural actors I ever worked with! But you had to get him on the first take because his boredom level was very limited".See more »
Continuity: In the slaughterhouse fight scene, the overhead shots are not consistent with the eye-level camera angles.See more »
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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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Sounds like something Burt Reynolds would be in!!, 9 June 2000
Author: coverme6 from Allentown, PA

Clint Eastwood finally shows a funny, soft side to his macho persona in this humorous action/comedy about a good-hearted brawler who adopts a sneaky orangutan named Clyde and they embark in a funny journey for reasons God only knows why. With the gritty brawl scenes and the constant redneck humor, this would make the viewer wonder why did old Dirty Harry himself would be in a movie like this? It looks like something from the weird minds of Burt Reynolds and Hal Ne

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