Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends, Orville (Geoffrey Lewis), who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde (Manis the Orangutan), the orangutan he won on a bet, he roams the San Fernando Valley in search of cold beer, country music, and the occasional punch-up. But he is floored by dainty little country and western singer, Lynn Halsey-Taylor (Sondra Locke), who gives him the slip when she realizes he's getting too serious. Phil, Clyde, and Orville set off in pursuit, pestered by bikers.Written by
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At the lake, when Philo jumps out of the tree, he stands up and does a Tarzan impression. He makes no sound until the view cuts to looking across the lake. See more »
[Ma has just learned of Philo and Orville's trip plans... turning to Philo]
What're you gonna do with the baboon?
Orangutan, Ma. Clyde's an orangutan.
Well, what's the difference?
12 ribs. Just like you and me.
What're you gonna do with him?
He's coming with me. Come on, Clyde!
[Clyde enters back of camper]
Well, when are you comin' back?
[turns to Orville and repeats same question]
Whenever it's time, Ma!
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I know what you're thinking- I'm such a huge Eastwood fan so my opinion isn't that significant. Honestly though, this has got to be one of the most underrated movies of all time. I laughed harder and had a better time watching this movie than just about any "comedy" I can think of. Clint did an excellent job in a different role for him as a guy who isn't so clever and great with the ladies. His best friend Clyde turned in an awesome performance as well. I also loved Geoffrey Lewis and the gorgeous Beverly D'Angelo and Ruth Gordon does a typically great act as the tough old lady. I agree with an earlier writer with respect to the one negative here- Sondra Locke's acting and singing. The only justification is that in the movie her character is just as bad. I have to believe that even people that aren't major Clint Eastwood fans would still like this one. Big fans should love it.
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