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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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Hattie (as Camila Ashlend)
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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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Action | Comedy

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17 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Just before the scene where the Black Widows are knocked out by Clyde's "right turn", Clint refers to Clyde as Meathead. This was the same name his character Harry Callahan referred to his dog in the fourth Dirty Harry movie, Sudden Impact (1983). See more »

Goofs

After the bar fight with Philo and Jack Wilson, Wilson picks up Philo's hat, Wilson's tie is very askew at that point. In the very next shot in handing him that hat the tie is perfect. See more »

Quotes

Cholla, Black Widow Leader: Why me Lord? You made other men out of clay. Mine, you made out of shit.
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Featured in Eastwood on Eastwood (1997) See more »

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Orangutang Hall Of Fame
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Cliff Crofford
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a funny movie
26 June 2000 | by (Birmingham,England) – See all my reviews

I just love this movie. I love the music in the film because i am a fan of country music. Clyde is as funny as ever. Every time he came on and done something stupid I was in fits of laughter. The motorcycle gang were just as funny when they went through the tarpit and then they started hardening up because of the tar. The other part of the film where Clint's girlfriend is kidnapped by this mob boss is pretty good. And the bare knuckle fight scenes are well choregraphed as well.


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