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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[Philo, Orville, and Echo are at the El Patio Mexican Restaurant having their dinners]
What are we supposed to do with all this stuff?
[pours beer in a glass]
Eat it, all of it.
All of it?
All of it.
What if I can't?
Well, then we'll give it to Clyde.
Can you imagine what this stuff would do to Clyde's digestive track?
He already has enough gas to go to North Denver, and he's never seen a bean in his life.
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There's just something endearing about this orangutan and his truck-driving best buddy; an unexpected joy.
Sure, 'Every Which Way But Loose (1978)' is silly, but there's just something inherently endearing about seeing an orangutan and his truck-driving best buddy drink beer, get laid (yes, the ape sees some action) and bare-knuckle brawl their way through bent coppers and members of a Nazi biker gang as they traipse across the country after a girl who's up and vanished with both Eastwood's heart and a fistful (seven thousand) of his Dollars. It is a delightfully light flick, the brazenly bizarre core concepts are gleefully glossed over to the point of pure passive acceptance on the part of the audience, and as such is highly entertaining throughout, settling into its loose plot with a relaxed pace that pushes it from fun set-piece to fun set-piece while constantly keeping a smile on your face and burrowing its own private place within your heart. An unexpected joy. 7/10
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