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Any Which Way You Can (1980)

 -  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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The movie and its predecessor Every Which Way But Loose (1978) used the catchy "Clint and Clyde" first-name alliteration of its two main stars in its promotions and marketing. In true Hollywood style, Eastwood here received top first billing as he was the bigger star whilst the orangutan had to settle for second billing. See more »

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There are two bass guitar players on the stage during the first song sung by Sondra Locke ("One Too Many Women In Your Life"). One is standing on her left and the other is seated in the back wearing a white shirt and bluejeans. There are not two bass tracks in the song. See more »

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Orville Boggs: [to Clyde] Put that spaghetti down!
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Spoofs The Quiet Man (1952) See more »

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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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