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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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Trivia

The movie later on had a major re-release on a double-bill with its predecessor Every Which Way But Loose (1978). See more »

Goofs

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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Orville Boggs: Philo... Jordan said he'd give us 200 big ones if we scrap that Merc for him.
Philo Beddoe: Great. Clyde? Scrap the Merc.
Orville Boggs: Come on, Clyde! You got work to do!
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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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Clint Eastwood Superstar.
8 September 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Any Which Way You Can (1980) was a sequel to the surprise hit EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE. Clint Eastwood returns as Philo Beddoe, the bare knuckle brawler who we last saw at a cross roads in his life. Suffering from a severe case of mid-life crisis, Philo is back on the mend. Fighting a few fights on the side trying to repair his reputation. Geoffery Lewis is back as Orville (sans Beverly D'Angelo) and so is Ma (Ruth Gordon). One day, Philo befriends a big dude (William Smith) who helps him out when he was cut in a jam. Not to long after, a couple of men from a local Crime Syndicate ask Philo to fight their prize champion. Will they make him an offer that he possibly can't refuse?

A fun sequel that's superior to the first film. A lot of key players return: Clyde, those lovable losers The Black Widows and Philo's former love interest returns with a different attitude and look on life (Sondra Locke). I prefer this movie much more than the previous outing. One of the few cases where the sequel is superior to the original.

Highly recommended.


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