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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

Debut film as a director for stuntman and second unit director Buddy Van Horn. See more »

Goofs

After the bar fight with Philo and Jack Wilson, Wilson picks up Philo's hat, Wilson's tie is very askew at that point. In the very next shot in handing him that hat the tie is perfect. See more »

Quotes

Philo Beddoe: [after Jack rescues Philo in the brawl at the Palamino] You play a hell of a game of squash.
Jack Wilson: So do you. I believe that makes us even.
Philo Beddoe: I believe it does. Find out what you want to know?
Jack Wilson: Yeah, I did.
[smiles approvingly]
Jack Wilson: You're fast and you like pain. You eat it like candy. I've seen a few cases like that in my time. The more they get hurt, the more dangerous they become. But you got to be durable, too. Real durable. Most ain't.
Philo Beddoe: Yeah, you're right. Most ain't.
Jack Wilson: Let's call this fight off. There's no ...
[...]
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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 »


Soundtracks

Cow Patti
Written by Jim Stafford (as J. Stafford)
Sung by Jim Stafford
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Guilty Pleasure
12 November 2001 | by subcityiiSee all my reviews

This movie is one my guilty pleasures. I enjoy it a lot, but I know deep down that I shouldn't. I guess the reason I like it is because it has a unique gallery of characters. You've got bare knuckle fighters, a bald biker gang, underworld crime figures, a befuddled couple on their second honeymoon, corrupt state troopers and not one, not two, but three perverted motel managers. On top of all them, the best character in the movie is an orangutan named Clyde! I also like the exciting fight scenes, particularly the climatic fight, well staged in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is the rare sequel that is far superior to the original. For many, that is not saying much but it is enough for me.


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