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Any Which Way You Can (1980)

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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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Debut film as a director for stuntman and second unit director Buddy Van Horn. See more »

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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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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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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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