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Any Which Way You Can (1980)

A trucker turned prize fighter, his brother and their pet orangutan have a series of misadventures involving the mob, corrupt cops, motorcycle gangs and pretty dames.

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Storyline

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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,024,663 (USA) (21 December 1980)

Gross:

$70,687,344 (USA) (30 June 2012)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Per Sondra Locke's autobiography, Clint Eastwood took megadoses of vitamins and ate boiled potatoes like popcorn to bulk up for his role as a street boxer. See more »

Goofs

When the Black Widows are chasing Philo thru town, they end up passing under an asphalt spray used by the paving crew. Hot asphalt ranges from 200° to 330° depending on the mixture. Those temperatures would not only slow down the Black Widows, but would have caused severe, if not fatal burns. Nothing they would have walked away from. See more »

Quotes

Philo Beddoe: A hand out is what you get from the government, a hand up is what you get from a friend.
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Beers To You
Written by Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff), John Durrill (as J. Durrill), Sandy Pinkard (as S. Pinkard) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Ray Charles and Clint Eastwood
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Guilty Pleasure
12 November 2001 | by (Noth Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is one my guilty pleasures. I enjoy it a lot, but I know deep down that I shouldn't. I guess the reason I like it is because it has a unique gallery of characters. You've got bare knuckle fighters, a bald biker gang, underworld crime figures, a befuddled couple on their second honeymoon, corrupt state troopers and not one, not two, but three perverted motel managers. On top of all them, the best character in the movie is an orangutan named Clyde! I also like the exciting fight scenes, particularly the climatic fight, well staged in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is the rare sequel that is far superior to the original. For many, that is not saying much but it is enough for me.


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