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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.

Director:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Glen Campbell's title song "Any Which Way You Can" was successful and assisted the promotion of the picture on country radio. See more »

Goofs

When Clyde is demolishing the Mercury, he is using both hands to hold up the front windshield. A crew member wearing an ape glove provided a third hand to help Clyde move the windshield. See more »

Quotes

Philo Beddoe: A hand out is what you get from the government, a hand up is what you get from a friend.
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Alternate Versions

In the version shown on network television, scenes were added that were cut from the theatrical and home video versions. Those scenes include: Big Tony's thugs shooting Beekman's snake (the scene showing Beekman later eating the snake when he finds out the fight is on exist in all prints) and Big Tony ordering his commercial jet to head back to Jackson for the big fight. The final credits are time compressed or speeded up to end sooner. See more »


Soundtracks

Beers To You
Written by Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff), John Durrill (as J. Durrill), Sandy Pinkard (as S. Pinkard) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Ray Charles and Clint Eastwood
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User Reviews

 
A Double act which will make you go APE
17 April 2001 | by David_HabertSee all my reviews

Whoever thought of the idea of having a trucker/bare nuckle fighter and an APE as his manager must have had bananas on the brain.Its a classic, humourous film.

It also has a lot of action and a brillant country and western soundtrack.(Shame the soundtrack was never released)

Check out the tough old lady called MA played by Ruth Gordon and the idiots that are in this film as Hells Angels.

All in All,a Great Film with a great cast.Including Clyde the APE


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