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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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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 »

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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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Cholla, Black Widow Leader: Why me Lord? You made other men out of clay. Mine, you made out of shit.
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Orangutang Hall Of Fame
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Okay, One Of Clint's Mokey Movies, But Still Pretty Funny
13 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If any animal deserved its own trailer, chauffeured limousine and personal trainer, it would be Clyde.

"Any Which Way You Can" proves once and for all the similarities of ape to man (and in some cases, the ape's superiority).

Basically, this movie is a great improvement over the stillborn humor of "Every Which Way But Loose". Clint wisely plays straight man to Clyde, who provides the funniest moments, when not befriending William Smith ("Big Bill" Smith from the old biker movies. Go look it up.), then engaging in a bare-knuckle fight with him later on.

Everyone fares better in this movie, in fact. Sondra Locke is far more graceful, Geoffrey Lewis gets more laughs, even Ruth Gordon is seen as the next Bo Derek (bless her heart).

And if the Black Widows aren't more menacing this time around, well... that's kind of hard to do when you're wearing fake wigs and have penciled-in facial hair.

I've seen this movie so many times myself, that I have nearly the entire screenplay committed to memory. What more indelible impression could a filmmaker want to make than that?


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