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Any Which Way You Can (1980)

A trucker turned prize fighter, his brother and their pet orangutan have a series of misadventures involving the mob, corrupt cops, motorcycle gangs and pretty dames.

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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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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 »

Goofs

After the bar fight with Philo and Jack Wilson, Wilson picks up Philo's hat, Wilson's tie is very askew at that point. In the very next shot in handing him that hat the tie is perfect. See more »

Quotes

Lynn Halsey-Taylor: What are you gonna do with them?
[referring to the tarred Black Widows]
Philo Beddoe: We can't leave 'em here. Dogs'll come along and piss on 'em.
[beat]
Philo Beddoe: Ain't fair to the dogs.
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Follows Every Which Way But Loose (1978) See more »

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You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma
Written by Larry Collins (as L. Collins) and Sandy Pinkard (as S. Pinkard)
Sung by David Frizzell and Shelly West
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27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Crude, sophomoric, irreverent, silly, stupid, overly macho, etc., etc.

  • yet, an endearing and very enjoyable film for a lot of people. I
wouldn't put myself in that category any more, calling it "endearing," but when I was a lot younger and more less discerning, I laughed a lot at this. I enjoyed this as much, if not more, than the original film, "Every Which Way But Loose."

Now, it's a bit too seedy and I don't care for all the abuses of the Lord's name in vain, especially in comedy. However, this is an entertaining film. No one falls asleep watching the antics of the orangutan or Clint Eastwood and his fighting opponent or the irascible Ruth Gordon. The villain in here - Eastwoood's boxing opponent "Jack Wilson" (William Smith) was a good guy and the bare- knuckle was something to see!

It's low brow stuff, but a lot of that kind of humor was big in the '70s and early '80s.


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