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Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.

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James Fargo

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Philo Beddoe
Sondra Locke ... Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Geoffrey Lewis ... Orville
Beverly D'Angelo ... Echo
Walter Barnes ... Tank Murdock
George Chandler ... Clerk at D.M.V.
Roy Jenson ... Woody
James McEachin ... Herb
Bill McKinney ... Dallas
William O'Connell ... Elmo
John Quade ... Cholla
Dan Vadis ... Frank
Gregory Walcott ... Putnam
Hank Worden ... Trailer Court Manager
Ruth Gordon ... Ma
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Storyline

Philo Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, 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 himself by a dainty little country and western singer, 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 David Wark <dwark@automail.com>

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Taglines:

Clint Eastwood will turn you Every Which Way But Loose

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Coming of Philo Beddoe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,272,000, 24 December 1978, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$106,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Beverly D'Angelo stars as the girlfriend of Geoffrey Lewis. She would later play the mother of Juliette Lewis, Geoffrey's daughter, in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[In Georgetown, Colorado, Philo walks up to Lynn's SUV, but she immediately takes off]
Philo Beddoe: Lynn!
Cholla: You Philo Beddoe?
Philo Beddoe: Do I know you?
Cholla: You're gonna.
[Philo walks down the alley towards Cholla, but then sees Woody and Dallas, the two widows who escaped Philo earlier in the valley; "Spaghetti Western" music plays]
Philo Beddoe: [notices Woody & Dallas] Yeah, last time I saw you two, you were going for a fast freight.
Dallas: Last time we saw you, you were dirt-diving in an alfalfa patch.
Woody: Philo Beddoe, your time has come.
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Connections

Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: Bachelor Party (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Send Me Down To Tucson
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford) and Snuff Garrett (as T. Garrett)
Sung by Mel Tillis
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Almost a plotless movie.
26 March 2003 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

But I like it anyway. This one follows a kind of a street fighter played by Clint Eastwood as he tries to find this gal he had a fling with. Accompanying him is his pal and his pet orangutan. There is a plot to some extent, but this movie really just kind of goes from here to there. My favorites are the bad biker gang the Black Widows who constantly get the crap kicked out of them by whoever they fight. There are other very funny scenes as Ruth Gordon is also great in this one. This was in the time where Sandra Locke was in every Clint Eastwood movie and she is in this one too. That had to be a case of someone who got roles more because who she was dating. This one goes from place to place and fight to fight and there is no great super ending, but a nice simple one instead. All in all a nice, fun, comedy to watch.


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