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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

Mel Tillis sings "Coca-Cola Cowboy," which includes the line "You've got an Eastwood smile and Robert Redford hair." See more »

Goofs

Herb falls down on the floor twice during the initial bar fight with the cops. 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 Neighbours: Every Which Way But Bruce (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Seek The Night
Written by Neil Diamond (uncredited)
Sung by Sondra Locke
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cultural classic
23 November 2003 | by bustercolonSee all my reviews

Right turn Clyde. A man, a monkey, some hells angels wannabee's and some dude named Orville. What more could you want? Throw in some bare knuckle action of Clint breaking everyones face loose and its a classic. This is without a doubt one of the all time late night classics. The story, (its fluff), revolves around blue collar tough guy Filo Beddo and his buddies. One of which is Clyde, an orangatan and Orville, a greasey tow tuck driver. Which is worse is up to you. The gang gets into some bare knuckle boxing fights for cash and heads out on the road. Running into trouble with a hilarious wannabe biker gang and ending up with a showdown between Tank Murdock and Philo for some sort of tough guy championship. The movie is dated, has some cheasy music, (at least its not disco) lots of fight scenes, some great running gags at bikers, cops, rhinestone cowboys, and generally anyone clint doesnt like, but its very enjoyable and definitely worth a trip to blockbuster.


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