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Any Which Way You Can (1980)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  17 December 1980 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Mit Vollgas nach San Fernando  »

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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

In the exterior (parking lot) scene when Philo's mother arrives at the Pink Cloud Motel and catches the booking clerk peeping in the window of Cloud 8, the door of Cloud 7 is visible and has the hinges at the left-hand side, its lock and handle on the right-hand side, and a sign saying 'Cloud 7' to the right of the doorframe. This is the room that Luther and Loretta Quince are in. A few minutes later, after Orville rams the Quinces' car and the police cars pursuing him frighten off the heavies, Luther peeps out the door of Cloud 7 and reports back to Loretta, "Somebody just bashed into our car, honeybunch." At this point, the door is hinged on the right-hand side and the 'Cloud 7' sign is on the wall to its left. See more »

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Philo Beddoe (looking at his arm): [after Jack rescues Philo in the brawl at the Palamino] You play a hell of a game of squash.
Jack Wilson: So do you. I believe that makes us even.
Philo Beddoe (looking at his arm): I believe it does. Find out what you want to know?
Jack Wilson: Yeah, I did.
[smiles approvingly]
Jack Wilson: You're fast and you like pain. You eat it like candy. I've seen a few cases like that in my time. The more they get hurt, the more dangerous they become. But you got to be durable, too. Real durable. Most ain't.
Philo Beddoe (looking at his arm): Yeah, you're right. Most ain't.
Jack Wilson: Let's call this fight off. There's no ...
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Too Loose
Written by Milton Brown (as M. Brown), Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Sondra Locke
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Better than the first one
17 April 2001 | by (Newcastle, England) – See all my reviews

It may not be saying much, but Any Which Way You Can is much better than Every Which Way But Loose.

The biker gang are funnier this time around, Clyde gets far more screen time (which is a good thing), and the big fight near the end is a fairly brutal cracker.

A no-brainer, certainly, but who can resist seeing Barry Corbin driving his plane along the roads, in order to get to the fight?


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