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Any Which Way You Can (1980)

Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come ... See full summary »

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Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Faster, funnier and wilder. It'll knock you out.

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17 December 1980 (USA)  »

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Mit Vollgas nach San Fernando  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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One of Clint Eastwood's most successful films at the box-office. So was the movie's precursor Every Which Way But Loose (1978). Both films, when adjusted for inflation into constant dollars, are still big box-office titles, this movie being ranked in the Top 200 grossing films of all-time. See more »

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During the scene near the end where Beekman and his partner run from the Black Widows (and the hit men), Cholla reaches into the limo and takes the keys. While the camera angle is behind Cholla, you see him raise his hand above his head while holding the keys. Yet, as the angle switches to his left, his arm is just coming up from hip-level. See more »

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[repeated line]
Philo Beddoe: Right turn, Clyde.
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Follows Every Which Way But Loose (1978) See more »

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Acapulco
Written by Larry Collins (as L. Collins) and M. Leath
Sung by Johnny Duncan
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More of a plot this time.
31 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This one has more of a plot than the first one, but I still like the first one a bit more. This time the Clint Eastwood character gets reunited with Sandra Locke. Why he takes her back and so quickly is anyone's guess. A mafia type group wants to set up a fight between Eastwood's character and this real tough guy. He accepts, but later declines when they learn that the guy he is going to fight once killed a guy. The mafia people don't like the fact he backs out and tries other ways to persuade him to fight. The biker gang returns as do many of the main characters. In the end, the fight takes to place, but man is it long. To long in fact, the ending fight just drags a bit too much. All in all though it is a pretty funny movie, but there is just something about the first I still like more.


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