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Any Which Way You Can -- Philo Beddoe, an easygoing truck driver and brawler, and his 165-pound orangutan pal Clyde get into more mischief in this faster and funnier sequel to Every Which Way but Loose.
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Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (characters)
Stanford Sherman (written by)
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Release Date:
17 December 1980 (USA) See more »
Faster, funnier and wilder. It'll knock you out.
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Philo Beddoe

Sondra Locke ... Lynn Halsey-Taylor

Geoffrey Lewis ... Orville

William Smith ... Jack Wilson

Harry Guardino ... James Beekman

Ruth Gordon ... Ma

Michael Cavanaugh ... Patrick Scarfe

Barry Corbin ... Fat Zack

Roy Jenson ... Moody
Bill McKinney ... Dallas
William O'Connell ... Elmo

John Quade ... Cholla

Al Ruscio ... Tony Paoli Sr.
Dan Vadis ... Frank

Camila Ashland ... Hattie (as Camila Ashlend)
Beans Morocco ... Baggage Man (as Dan Barrows)
Michael Brockman ... Moustache Officer

Julie Brown ... Candy

Glen Campbell ... Glen Campbell
Dick Christie ... Jackson Officer
Rebecca Clemons ... Buxom Bess
Reid Cruickshanks ... Bald Headed Trucker
Michael Currie ... Wyoming Officer
Gary Lee Davis ... Husky Officer
Dick Durock ... Joe Casey

Michael Fairman ... CHP Captain

James Gammon ... Bartender
Weston Gavin ... Beekman's Butler
Lance Gordon ... Biceps
Lynn Hallowell ... Honey Bun
Peter Hobbs ... Motel Clerk

Art LaFleur ... Baggage Man #2

Ken Lerner ... Tony Paoli, Jr.
John McKinney ... Officer
Robin Menken ... Tall Woman

George Murdock ... Sgt. Cooley
Jack Murdock ... Little Melvin
Ann Nelson ... Harriet
Sunshine Parker ... Old Codger
Kent Perkins ... Trucker

Anne Ramsey ... Loretta Quince
Logan Ramsey ... Luther Quince
Michael Reinbold ... Officer with glasses
Tessa Richarde ... Sweet Sue
Jeremy Smith ... Intern
Bill Sorrells ... Bakersfield Officer
Jim Stafford ... Long John

Michael Talbott ... Officer Morgan

Mark L. Taylor ... Desk Clerk (as Mark Taylor)
Jack Thibeau ... Head Muscle
Charles Walker ... Officer

Jerry Brutsche ... Black Widow
Orwin C. Harvey ... Black Widow (as Orwin Harvey)

Larry Holt ... Black Widow
John Nowak ... Black Widow

Walter Robles ... Black Widow (as Walt Robles)
Mike Tillman ... Black Widow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fats Domino ... Himself (uncredited)
John Durrill ... Piano player at Palamino (uncredited)

George Fisher ... Bar Fighter (uncredited)

Roy Lewis Garton ... Betting Guy at BBQ (uncredited)
Donald Gibb ... Henchmen (uncredited)

Chuck Hicks ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Buddy Joe Hooker ... Bar Fighter (uncredited)

Debby Porter ... Trucker (uncredited)
Walter G. Zeri ... Tough Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Buddy Van Horn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg  characters
Stanford Sherman  written by

Produced by
Robert Daley .... executive producer
Fritz Manes .... producer
Cinematography by
David Worth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ron Spang 
Ferris Webster 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty (uncredited)
Production Design by
William J. Creber 
Set Decoration by
Ernie Bishop 
Makeup Department
Joe McKinney .... makeup artist
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)
Tom Hoerber .... second makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Larry Powell .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Joyner .... assistant director
Fritz Manes .... second assistant director
David Valdes .... second assistant director
Stan Zabka .... second assistant director
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master
Gerald MacDonald .... construction coordinator (as Jerry MacDonald)
Charles Brooks Jr. .... swing person (uncredited)
Paul De Santis .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Edward Drobot .... leadman (uncredited)
Sabino Ferullo .... propmaker (uncredited)
Bill Gay .... swing person (uncredited)
John G. Heath Jr. .... propmaker (uncredited)
Frankie Inez .... propmaker (uncredited)
Bob Lawless .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Richard Manson .... swing person (uncredited)
Deon Murray .... labor foreman (uncredited)
William Powley .... sign painter (uncredited)
Charles Williams .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bub Asman .... sound effects editor
Bert Hallberg .... sound
Alan Robert Murray .... sound effects editor
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
Ralph Babcock .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects
Stanley Amborn .... special effects (uncredited)
Bruce Khteian .... special effects laborer (uncredited)
Mark Martini .... special effects (uncredited)
Thomas Mertz .... special effects (uncredited)
Tim Moran .... special effects (uncredited)
Richard Ratliff .... special effects (uncredited)
Doyle Smiley .... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Stoker .... special effects (uncredited)
Richard Stutsman .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Gary Zink .... special effects (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunt double
Bobby Porter .... stunt double
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Russ McCubbin .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Davis .... best boy
Sheldon Ehrlich .... second grip
Jack N. Green .... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Jack Johnson .... key grip
Mako Koiwai .... assistant camera
Don Nygren .... gaffer
Douglas Olivares .... assistant camera
Leslie Otis .... assistant camera
Douglas Ryan .... camera operator
John R. Shannon .... still photographer
Steve Tate .... assistant camera
Ron Veto .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Helen Conklin .... location extra casting
Susan Arnold .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Kim Fleary .... casting secretary (uncredited)
Pat Hopkins .... casting administrator (uncredited)
Phyllis Huff .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Barbara Lambertson .... location casting (uncredited)
Diane Quinn .... casting administrative assistant (uncredited)
Debra Rubinstein .... casting secretary (uncredited)
Shirley Walbert .... casting administrative assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenn Wright .... costume supervisor
Dan Chichester .... costumer: men (uncredited)
Aida Swinson .... costumer: women (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jud Nealon .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Steve Dorff .... conductor
Snuff Garrett .... music supervisor
Donald Harris .... music editor
Grover B. Helsley .... music mixer (as Grover Helsley)
Transportation Department
H. William Miller .... transportation captain (as Bill Miller)
John Reade .... transportation coordinator
Randy Benjamin .... driver (uncredited)
Dan Brizendine .... driver (uncredited)
Sharon Galperin .... driver (uncredited)
John Gies .... driver (uncredited)
Cliff Hill .... driver (uncredited)
James Marett .... driver (uncredited)
Harold G. Muehlig .... driver (uncredited)
Morgan Powell .... driver (uncredited)
Daniel Valenzuela .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Joe Campassi .... animal handler
Ken Decroo .... animal handler
George Dockstader .... motorcycles furnisher
Betty Endo .... secretary to the producers
Bill Gage .... animal handler
Christina Hershey .... first aid
Harry Kohoyda Jr. .... production accountant
Boone Narr .... animal trainer
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
George Orrison .... double
Jim Picciolo .... animal handler
Bobby Porter .... double
Barbara Spitz .... production secretary
Frank Davis .... craft service (uncredited)
Jack W. Haddox .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle (uncredited)
Jill Kline .... location helper (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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116 min
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 (1981) | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:AA (cinema rating) (cut) | UK:18 (uncut) | UK:15 (video rating) (cut) | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (nf)

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The Playboy magazine that the motel clerk is looking at is the June 1980 issue featuring Dorothy Stratten.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Clyde is demolishing the Mercury, he is using both hands to hold up the front windshield. A crew member wearing an ape glove provided a third hand to help Clyde move the windshield.See more »
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 point to it.
Philo Beddoe (looking at his arm):I ain't doing it for points.
[both men laugh]
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Movie Connections:
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Further Adventures Of Clint And Clyde, 8 March 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Clint Eastwood fans will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe hes only venture into screen'comedy are Every Which Way But Locse and its successor film. This isn't the kind of stuff that Cary Grant would have been doing, but the two films do keep with Clint's macho screen image and allow him to slug a few people with some laughs in between.

Nearly all the characters from Any Which Way But Loose are back in this film Any Which Way You Can. Clint is once again Philo Beddoe who works part time hauling away wrecked cars, but makes his real money in the illegal bare knuckle prize fight racket. Clint lives in southern California, probably in a place not unlike Carmel, California where he was mayor. He lives with his mother Ruth Gordon, his partner in auto collision work Geoffrey Lewis and his pet orangutan, Clyde.

The last film ended with Clint not winning Sondra Locke, the country singer he lost his heart to. But Sondra's back now and when Clint wants to back out of a bare knuckle fight with reigning eastern champion William Smith because he's tired of the racket, the gangsters backing the fight kidnap her to force him to go through with it.

As in the last film, Clyde the orangutan gets the lion's share of the laughs. The sex life of the orangutan gets even more screen time, Clint and Geoff Lewis don't just find a zoo with a female orangutan in it for Clyde to mate with, they actually get him an adjoining motel room with Clyde and his lady love in one room and Clint and Sondra in another.

William Smith has the most interesting part in the film, usually he's a thoroughgoing bad guy in his films, but in Any Which Way You Can he's got a sense of honor and fair play, much to the distress of Harry Guardino and the rest of the gangsters backing the fight.

Any Which Way You Can has the same sense of rollicking lowbrow comedy that the first film has, maybe more so. As Clint Eastwood moves into his eighties maybe he'll try comedy again. He'd be one great grumpy old man as he proved in Gran Torino.

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