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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Sondra Locke's character "Lynn Halsey-Taylor" is named after Halsey Taylor, founder of the Halsey Taylor Sanitary Fountain company, est. 1912. In the film, "Lynn" speaks of her intention of opening her own honky tonk, called "Lynn Halsey Taylor's Drinking Fountain". Halsey Taylor still manufactures sanitary drinking fountains, coolers, and bottled-water filling stations nationwide. See more »
The overhead shots during the slaughterhouse fight are not consistent with the eye-level camera angles. See more »
[having seen enough of his gang getting clobbered at the diner]
[walks to his bike, under his breath]
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Eastwood steps back from his macho action star image as he has a little fun in this first of two films (Any Which Way You Can is the other)that team the star up with an orangutan named "Clyde." It's not Hope and Crosby, but it is a fun pairing. The film doesn't take itself too seriously. It's having too much to do something silly like that.
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