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17 December 1980 (USA) See more »
Faster, funnier and wilder. It'll knock you out.
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. Full summary » | 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

Richard Christie ... Jackson Officer (as Dick Christie)
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:
C.J. the Orangutan ... Clyde (uncredited)

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

Alison Eastwood ... Kid (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)

R.C. Keene ... Fight spectator at Jackson Town Sq. (uncredited)

Russ McCubbin ... Cop (uncredited)

Manis the Orangutan ... Clyde (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 .... 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
Location Management
Jill Kline .... location helper (uncredited)
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 [us] (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle (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:15 (video rating) (cut) | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

According to the book "Clint Eastwood: Hollywood's Loner" (1992) by Michael Munn, Clint Eastwood said of fellow co-star Clyde the Orangutan: "Clyde was one of the most natural actors I ever worked with! But you had to get him on the first take because his boredom level was very limited".See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Big Tonys body guard:Beekman payed off 40 cents on the dollar if we promised not to touch him.
Tony Rapoli Sr. aka Big Tony:Did you promise?
Big Tonys body guard:Of course.
Tony Rapoli Sr. aka Big Tony:Um. Now go back there, and kill 'im.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
More of a plot this time., 31 March 2003
Author: Aaron1375

This one has more of a plot than the first one, but I still like the first one a bit more. This time the Clint Eastwood character gets reunited with Sandra Locke. Why he takes her back and so quickly is anyone's guess. A mafia type group wants to set up a fight between Eastwood's character and this real tough guy. He accepts, but later declines when they learn that the guy he is going to fight once killed a guy. The mafia people don't like the fact he backs out and tries other ways to persuade him to fight. The biker gang returns as do many of the main characters. In the end, the fight takes to place, but man is it long. To long in fact, the ending fight just drags a bit too much. All in all though it is a pretty funny movie, but there is just something about the first I still like more.

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