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The orangutan who played Clyde in this film was found dead of a cerebral hemorrhage two weeks after the film wrapped.
In the film and included on the soundtrack, Clint Eastwood's sings a duet with the legendary Ray Charles, entitled "Beers to You".
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A replacement had to be found for Manis the Orangutan, the original Clyde, as he had grown too much in the two years since the first film.
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The fifth of six movies made by real-life couple Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke.
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One of Clint Eastwood's most successful films at the box-office. So was the movie's precursor Every Which Way But Loose (1978). Both films, when adjusted for inflation into constant dollars, are still big box-office titles, this movie being ranked in the Top 200 grossing films of all-time.
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Glen Campbell's title song "Any Which Way You Can" was successful and assisted the promotion of the picture on country radio.
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Debut film as a director for stuntman and second unit director Buddy Van Horn.
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The movie later on had a major re-release on a double-bill with its prequel Every Which Way But Loose (1978).
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The orangutan playing Clyde was not billed in the movie's credits as Manis the Orangutan had been for Every Which Way But Loose (1978).
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While not a fan of the film, critic Robert Ebert "found it hard not to feel a grudging affection for it".
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Clint Eastwood's eighth film for the Warner Brothers studio.
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First of three films where stunt coordinator Buddy Van Horn directed Clint Eastwood. The later movies were Pink Cadillac (1989) and The Dead Pool (1988). All three pictures were made during the 1980s.
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The Playboy magazine that the motel clerk is looking at is the June 1980 issue featuring Dorothy Stratten.
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Per Sondra Locke's autobiography, Clint Eastwood took megadoses of vitamins and ate boiled potatoes like popcorn to bulk up for his role as a street boxer.
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The name of the motorcycle gang was the "Black Widows" of Pacoima which is a real-life district in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley region.
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According to 'Halliwell's', the "original ape from [Every Which Way But] Loose was not available to [Clint] Eastwood here".
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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.
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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".
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The production company at first wanted to use The Wyoming Highway Patrol car and their uniforms for the movie scene when the motorcycle gang first arrives in Wyoming but the State refused. The Teton County Sheriff's office was quick to happily offer their car and uniforms for the actors for the shot.
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Final of two 'Clint and Clyde' movies. The film was made and released around two years after the first film Every Which Way But Loose (1978).
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The movie and its predecessor Every Which Way But Loose (1978) used the catchy "Clint and Clyde" first-name alliteration of its two main stars in its promotions and marketing. In true Hollywood style, Eastwood here received top first billing as he was the bigger star whilst the orangutan had to settle for second billing.
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Though also a director, actor Clint Eastwood did not direct either 'Clint and Clyde' movie, neither this film nor its prequel, Every Which Way But Loose (1978).
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" Any Which Way You Can " was the fifth most popular 1980 movie at the U.S. and Canada box office.
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The bar shown at the beginning of the movie was the actual "Palomino Club" on Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA. The inside scenes are the actual inside of the club.
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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).
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Part of a cycle of ring fighter movies, mostly boxing, some wrestling, initiated by the box-office and critical success of the Academy Award Best Picture winning boxing movie Rocky (1976). The films include Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Tough Enough (1983), Title Shot (1979), _Raging Bull_, The Champ (1979), Matilda (1978), The Main Event (1979), The Prize Fighter (1979), The Greatest (1977), Body and Soul (1981), Paradise Alley (1978), ...All the Marbles (1981) (aka "The California Dolls"), The One and Only (1978), Every Which Way But Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980).
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Glen Campbell: As a Singer at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
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Buddy Joe Hooker: Uncredited, the stuntman as a bar fighter.
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