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Every Which Way but Loose ()


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The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) and his pet orangutan Clyde (Manis the Orangutan).

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Philo Beddoe
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Lynn Halsey-Taylor
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Orville
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Echo
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Tank Murdock
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Clerk at D.M.V.
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Woody
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Herb
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Dallas
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Elmo
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Cholla
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Frank
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Putnam
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Trailer Court Manager
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Ma
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Sweeper Driver
Cary Michael Cheifer ...
Kincaid's Manager
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Girl at Palomino (as Janet Louise Cole)
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Fat Man's Friend
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Trucker
Timothy P. Irvin ...
M.C. at Zanzabar
Tim Irwin ...
Bandleader
Billy Jackson ...
Bettor
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Sybil
Richard Jamison ...
Harlan
Jackson D. Kane ...
Man at Bowling Alley
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg ...
Bruno (as Jeremy Kronsberg)
Fritz Manes ...
Bartender at Zanzabar
Michael Mann ...
Church's Manager
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Bartender
George Orrison ...
Fight Spectator
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Lady Customer
William J. Quinn ...
Kincaid
Tom Runyon ...
Bartender at Palomino
Bruce Scott ...
Schyler
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Tank Murdock's Manager
Hartley Silver ...
Bartender
Al Stellone ...
Fat Man
Jan Stratton ...
Waitress
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Trucker
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Bartender
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Church (as George Wilbur)
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Biker
Scott Dockstader ...
Biker
Orwin C. Harvey ...
Biker (as Orwin Harvey)
Gene LeBell ...
Biker
Chuck Waters ...
Biker
Jerry Wills ...
Biker
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Clyde (as Manis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Bruce Baird ...
Brick Yard Worker (Bystander) (uncredited)
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Singer in Club (uncredited)
Bob Golden ...
Big Al (uncredited)
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James Beekman (uncredited)
Clay Hodges ...
First Opponent (uncredited)
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Palomino Club patron (uncredited)
Harry Middlebrooks ...
Piano Player for Tillis (uncredited)
Frank Noel ...
Fight Trainer (uncredited)
Charlie Rich ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Young Trucker (uncredited)
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Girl in resturant (uncredited)
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Biker (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited)
Roxanne Tunis ...
Extra (uncredited)

Directed by

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James Fargo

Written by

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Jeremy Joe Kronsberg ... (written by)

Produced by

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Robert Daley ... producer
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg ... associate producer
Fritz Manes ... associate producer

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Rexford L. Metz ... director of photography (as Rexford Metz)

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Joel Cox
Ferris Webster

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Elayne Barbara Ceder ... (as Elayne Ceder)

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Robert De Vestel

Makeup Department

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Dorothea Long ... hairstylist (as Dorothie J. Long)
Don Schoenfeld ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Billy Ray Smith ... unit production manager
Ernest B. Wehmeyer ... unit production manager (as Ernest Wehmeyer)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Larry Powell ... assistant director
Wendy Shear ... second assistant director
Al Silvani ... second assistant director
Alain Silver ... second assistant director (as Alain J. Silver)

Art Department

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Edward Aiona ... property master (as Eddie Aiona)
Bud Pine ... construction coordinator
Mark Rich ... props / assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gene Eliot ... sound effects editor
Bert Hallberg ... sound
Marvin I. Kosberg ... sound effects editor
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Josef von Stroheim ... sound effects editor (as Joe Von Stroheim)
Jerry Jacobson ... adr editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Chuck Gaspar ... special effects

Stunts

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BJ Davis ... stunt double: Bill McKinney
George Dockstader ... double
Bobby Porter ... double
Buddy Van Horn ... stunt coordinator (as Wayne Van Horn)
George Cheung ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Duran ... stunts (uncredited)
Andy Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Ferguson ... stunt performer: Biker (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin N. Johnston ... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Melton ... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Peters ... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Sawaya ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Waters ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Caven ... best boy
Daniel Dayton ... assistant camera
Jack N. Green ... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Bud Heller ... second grip (as Bud Heller III)
Jack Johnson ... key grip
Bill Krattiger ... lighting technician
Gemma La Mana ... still photographer (as Gemma LaMana)
Robert D. McBride ... camera assistant (as Robert McBride)
Louis Niemeyer ... camera assistant
Don Nygren ... gaffer
David Macdonald ... grip (uncredited)
Chris Strong ... electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Glenn Wright ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Sheridan Dar Reid ... location manager (as Sheridan 'Dar' Reid)
Harry Zubrinsky ... location manager

Music Department

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Steve Dorff ... conductor
Snuff Garrett ... music supervisor
Donald Harris ... music editor
Grover B. Helsley ... music mixer (as Grover Helsley)
Chris McNary ... music recordist

Script and Continuity Department

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Lloyd Nelson ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Tim Hill ... transportation coordinator
Paul Ray ... driver
Billy Kaundart ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Eudie Charnes ... production secretary
George Dockstader ... motorcycles furnished by
Don Mink ... auditor
James Moffett ... first aid
Cherie Pardo ... secretary to the producer
Dominic Santarone ... caterer
Ruth Santarone ... caterer
Phil Everly ... singing coach: Sondra Locke (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer ... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Joe Hyams ... studio publicity executive (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 David Wark

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Taglines Clint Eastwood will turn you Every Which Way But Loose See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Coming of Philo Beddoe (United States)
  • Every Which Way But Loose (Canada, English title)
  • Doux, dur et dingue (France)
  • Der Mann aus San Fernando (Germany)
  • Dur de pelar (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,272,000, 24 Dec 1978

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to the book "Clint Eastwood: Hollywood's Loner" (1992) by Michael Munn, Eastwood called Clyde the Orangutan "one of the most natural actors I ever worked with. But you had to get him on the first take because his boredom level was very limited." See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in California Suite, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Uncle Joe Shannon, Every Which Way But Loose, Pinocchio (1978). See more »
Soundtracks Ain't Love Good Tonight See more »
Quotes Cholla: [the Black Widows have shown up at Philo's home, Ma Boggs is on the porch, they pull their bikes into her yard and Cholla pulls up on the porch] Say, old lady, where's Philo Beddoe?
Ma Boggs: How the hell do I know? Get off my porch with that thing. Get off my property!
Cholla: You're uh... you're not very hospitable.
Ma Boggs: Hospitable my ass. Get off my porch!
Cholla: Very well, if you insist.
[Cholla chains his bike to a support on the front porch, pulling it down... bikers laugh, Ma pulls out a pump-action shotgun]
Woody: [seeing the gun] Alright lady... put down that gun now!
[bikers dive out of her way]
Woody: I'm warning you lady! Put down that gun now!
[Ma fires and bike next to Woody explodes... she shoots several other bikes as they're attempting to flee]
Ma Boggs: [during a recoil] Oof!
Woody: [running after his gang on foot] Wait for me!
Ma Boggs: [seeing the flaming bikes on her lawn... to herself] First the police, and I told those boys not to leave a vulnerable old lady all alone!
[goes inside with gun]
Ma Boggs: Hospitable? Horseshit!
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