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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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One of two 1980 movies with Clint Eastwood released in that year. Bronco Billy (1980) was a box-office flop whereas Any Which Way You Can (1980) was a box-office hit. See more »

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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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Cholla, Black Widow Leader: Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will chew on Philo Beddoe's ass for my last supper!
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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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