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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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Mit Vollgas nach San Fernando  »

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A replacement had to be found for Manis, the original Clyde, as he had grown too much in the two years since the first film. See more »

Goofs

When Clyde is "scrapping" Patrick Scarf's Cadillac, we see him just tapping the roof of the car, but in the shot from inside the car, the whole front of the roof of the car being caved in. In the next shot we see Clyde just tapping on the roof again, while the roof is back to its original shape. See more »

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Philo Beddoe (looking at his arm): [after Jack rescues Philo in the brawl at the Palamino] You play a hell of a game of squash.
Jack Wilson: So do you. I believe that makes us even.
Philo Beddoe (looking at his arm): I believe it does. Find out what you want to know?
Jack Wilson: Yeah, I did.
[smiles approvingly]
Jack Wilson: You're fast and you like pain. You eat it like candy. I've seen a few cases like that in my time. The more they get hurt, the more dangerous they become. But you got to be durable, too. Real durable. Most ain't.
Philo Beddoe (looking at his arm): Yeah, you're right. Most ain't.
Jack Wilson: Let's call this fight off. There's no ...
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Many Adjectives Describe This
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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