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 Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) 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 comes along and arranges another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde (C.J. the Orangutan) 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 »

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Trivia

While the Jackson Airport was used for some exterior establishing shots, most of the scenes of the jet exiting the airport and people leaving the airport running down the tarmac to the highway was shot in California. The "jet" shown coasting to a stop in downtown Jackson was simply a front-end shell on wheels with people exiting from steps on the other side. See more »

Goofs

The cast on Philo's arm was not positioned anywhere close to correct for a broken radius and/or ulna. See more »

Quotes

Cholla, Black Widow Leader: Why me Lord? You made other men out of clay. Mine, you made out of shit.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Every Which Way She Can (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Acapulco
Written by Larry Collins (as L. Collins) and M. Leath
Sung by Johnny Duncan
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Any Which Way You Can See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,024,663, 21 December 1980

Gross USA:

$70,687,344

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,687,344
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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