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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When the Black Widows surround Lynn Halsey-Taylor as she is driving out of the gas station, the sound of a pump-action shotgun being "racked" comes from the trailer. When the gang leader looks over, it's a double-barreled shotgun that doesn't need to be "racked" for loading. See more »

Quotes

[At a campsite]
Echo: Well, I don't suppose you know of a Ladies room hereabouts?
Orville Boggs: There all over. Just pick one.
[Echo heads for the nearest Ladies room]
Orville Boggs: She's something, ain't she?
Philo Beddoe: She sure is. You're full of all kinds of surprises these days.
Orville Boggs: Well... Say... Listen, I wanna say that I appreciate your making her feel to home.
[Echo screams]
Orville BoggsPhilo Beddoe: Clyde.
Echo: [freaked out] There's something out there. My God! It's horrible. It a monster! I've never see it. It's not even a bear!
[...]
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Soundtracks

Red Eye Special
Written by Larry Collins (as L. Collins), Sandy Pinkard (as S. Pinkard) and Snuff Garrett (as T. Garrett)
Sung by Larry Collins
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Rollickingly funny comedy with Clint
27 December 2005 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE (1978) *** Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke,RuthGordon, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D' Angelo. Rollickingly funny comedy with Clint as tough-guy Philo Beddoe and his best friend, Clyde the scene- stealing orangutan and Gordon stealing scenes from both as Philo's feisty ma. Plot is simple: Philo has fallen in love with country/western songstress Locke and entails some adventures in his pursuit. Lewis lends some able, amiable support as Philo's best bud and fellow beer drinking good ol' boy. Fine jukebox offering of C&W and filmed on location in sunny Bakersfield, California.

Redneck humor was never this pugnacious!


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