A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
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
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"Popi", the orangutan who plays Clyde's girlfriend, now lives at the same ape sanctuary as Michael Jackson's chimpanzee, Bubbles, along with many other retired show business apes. See more »
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[Philo is sanding off a motorcycle when Ma taps him with her cane]
Cut it out, Clyde.
[Ma hits him with the cane; Philo notices it's Ma]
Ma, what'd do that for?
I've been trying to get your attention for five minutes. Did you see Orville?
Yeah, I've seen him.
Well, Orville tell ya what?
Yeah, I'm sorry, Ma, about you missing your driver's test again.
Oh, that ain't the "What" what I mean.
You mean Clyde? Yeah, well, I'm sorry about that too, Ma. He won't do it again, I promise you.
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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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