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Any Which Way You Can (1980)

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A trucker turned prize fighter, his brother and their pet orangutan have a series of misadventures involving the mob, corrupt cops, motorcycle gangs and pretty dames.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Philo Beddoe
... Lynn Halsey-Taylor
... Orville
... Jack Wilson
... James Beekman
... Ma
... Patrick Scarfe
... Fat Zack
... Moody
... Dallas
... Elmo
... Cholla
... Tony Paoli Sr.
... Frank
... Hattie (as Camila Ashlend)
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Storyline

Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Faster, funnier and wilder. It'll knock you out.

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Action | Comedy

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17 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mit Vollgas nach San Fernando  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,024,663, 21 December 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,687,344, 30 June 2012
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Clint Eastwood's eighth film for Warner Brothers. See more »

Goofs

When Philo is dragged along the ground by Clyde, Philo is lifting his own head up off the ground every time he is pulled along. However, he's supposed to be unconscious from the knock to the head from the butt of the shotgun. He should not be able to pull his own head up every time he was pulled along. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Philo Beddoe: Right turn, Clyde.
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Referenced in Stan Against Evil: A Hard Day's Night (2017) See more »

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Acapulco
Written by Larry Collins (as L. Collins) and M. Leath
Sung by Johnny Duncan
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Many Adjectives Describe This
27 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Crude, sophomoric, irreverent, silly, stupid, overly macho, etc., etc. - yet, an endearing and very enjoyable film for a lot of people. I wouldn't put myself in that category any more, calling it "endearing," but when I was a lot younger and more less discerning, I laughed a lot at this. I enjoyed this as much, if not more, than the original film, "Every Which Way But Loose."

Now, it's a bit too seedy and I don't care for all the abuses of the Lord's name in vain, especially in comedy. However, this is an entertaining film. No one falls asleep watching the antics of the orangutan or Clint Eastwood and his fighting opponent or the irascible Ruth Gordon. The villain in here - Eastwoood's boxing opponent "Jack Wilson" (William Smith) was a good guy and the bare- knuckle was something to see!

It's low brow stuff, but a lot of that kind of humor was big in the '70s and early '80s.


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