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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The Tank Murdock fight was shot at The Denver Brick Company. The spectators sit on cubes of brick, and the glow from the round kiln is visible. See more »
When the officer falls down at the lake and lands face-to-face with the rattlesnake, the glass that separating the actor and the snake is clearly visible. See more »
[Putnam & Herb arrive at Ma's house; Putnam knocks on the screen door]
Who is it?
I'm coming. I'm coming, goddamn it! What do you want with an old lady?
Ma'am, we're looking for Philo Beddoe. Our records say he lives at this here address.
Well, your records are wrong. He lives at that address in the back. What do you want him for?
Just lookin' for him, ma'am.
Well, he don't live there anymore. He's gone off. Took that son-of-a-bitch Clyde with him.
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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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