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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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Buddy Van Horn

Writers:

Stanford Sherman, Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Philo Beddoe
Sondra Locke ... Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Geoffrey Lewis ... Orville
William Smith ... Jack Wilson
Harry Guardino ... James Beekman
Ruth Gordon ... Ma
Michael Cavanaugh ... Patrick Scarfe
Barry Corbin ... Fat Zack
Roy Jenson ... Moody
Bill McKinney ... Dallas
William O'Connell ... Elmo
John Quade ... Cholla
Al Ruscio ... Tony Paoli Sr.
Dan Vadis ... Frank
Camila Ashland ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mit Vollgas nach San Fernando See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Just before the scene where the Black Widows are knocked out by Clyde's "right turn", Clint refers to Clyde as Meathead. This was the same name his character Harry Callahan referred to his dog in the fourth Dirty Harry movie, Sudden Impact (1983). See more »

Goofs

During the scene near the end where Beekman and his partner run from the Black Widows (and the hit men), Cholla reaches into the limo and takes the keys. While the camera angle is behind Cholla, you see him raise his hand above his head while holding the keys. Yet, as the angle switches to his left, his arm is just coming up from hip-level. See more »

Quotes

Big Tonys body guard: Beekman payed off 40 cents on the dollar if we promised not to touch him.
Tony Rapoli Sr. aka Big Tony: Did you promise?
Big Tonys body guard: Of course.
Tony Rapoli Sr. aka Big Tony: Um. Now go back there, and kill 'im.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 45 secs by the BBFC to remove a scene of a snake and a mongoose fighting. The 2006 DVD release restored some footage via a different edit and is only missing 28 secs from the scene. See more »


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Cow Patti
Written by Jim Stafford (as J. Stafford)
Sung by Jim Stafford
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Clint does comedy again!
28 April 2003 | by grahamsj3See all my reviews

This sequel to "Every Which Way but Loose" is as good as the first. Clyde the orangutan is back. Clint Eastwood is a retired bare knuckle fighter with a huge reputation. When a national "title" fight is offered, he hesitates, wanted to quit fighting. But he's forced to go through with the fight (of course - this is EASTWOOD for crying out loud!). There are many humorous scenes and I like this one as well as the first. Good one!


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