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Any Which Way You Can ()


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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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Philo Beddoe
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Lynn Halsey-Taylor
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Orville
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Jack Wilson
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James Beekman
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Ma
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Patrick Scarfe
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Fat Zack
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Moody
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Dallas
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Elmo
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Cholla
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Tony Paoli Sr.
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Frank
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Hattie (as Camila Ashlend)
Beans Morocco ...
Baggage Man (as Dan Barrows)
Michael Brockman ...
Moustache Officer
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Candy
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Glen Campbell
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Jackson Officer (as Dick Christie)
Rebecca Clemons ...
Buxom Bess
Reid Cruickshanks ...
Bald Headed Trucker
Michael Currie ...
Wyoming Officer
Gary Lee Davis ...
Husky Officer
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Joe Casey
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CHP Captain
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Bartender
Weston Gavin ...
Beekman's Butler
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Biceps
Lynn Hallowell ...
Honey Bun
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Motel Clerk
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Baggage Man #2
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Tony Paoli Jr.
John McKinney ...
Officer
Robin Menken ...
Tall Woman
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Sgt. Cooley
Jack Murdock ...
Little Melvin
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Harriet
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Old Codger
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Trucker
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Loretta Quince
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Luther Quince
Michael Reinbold ...
Officer with Glasses
Tessa Richarde ...
Sweet Sue
Jeremy Smith ...
Intern
Bill Sorrells ...
Bakersfield Officer
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Long John
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Officer Morgan
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Desk Clerk (as Mark Taylor)
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Head Muscle
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Officer
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Black Widow
Orwin C. Harvey ...
Black Widow (as Orwin Harvey)
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Black Widow
John Nowak ...
Black Widow
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Black Widow (as Walt Robles)
Mike Tillman ...
Black Widow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C.J. the Orangutan ...
Clyde (uncredited)
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Fats Domino (uncredited)
John Durrill ...
Piano Player at Palamino (uncredited)
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Kid (uncredited)
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Bar Fighter (uncredited)
Roy Lewis Garton ...
Betting Guy at BBQ (uncredited)
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Henchmen (uncredited)
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Fight Spectator (uncredited)
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Bar Fighter (uncredited)
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Fight Spectator at Jackson Town Sq. (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
Buddha the Orangutan ...
Clyde (uncredited)
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Clyde (uncredited)
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Trucker (uncredited)
John Reade ...
Truck Driver (uncredited)
Walter G. Zeri ...
Tough Guy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Buddy Van Horn

Written by

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Stanford Sherman ... (written by)
 
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg ... (characters)

Produced by

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Robert Daley ... executive producer
Fritz Manes ... producer

Cinematography by

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David Worth ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ron Spang
Ferris Webster

Editorial Department

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Jud Nealon ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Marion Dougherty ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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William J. Creber

Set Decoration by

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Ernie Bishop

Makeup Department

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Joe McKinney ... makeup artist
Marlene D. Williams ... hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)
Tom Hoerber ... second makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Larry Powell ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tom Joyner ... assistant director
Fritz Manes ... second assistant director
David Valdes ... second assistant director
Stan Zabka ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Edward Aiona ... property master
Gerald MacDonald ... construction coordinator (as Jerry MacDonald)
Charles Brooks Jr. ... swing person (uncredited)
Paul De Santis ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Edward Drobot ... leadman (uncredited)
Sabino Ferullo ... propmaker (uncredited)
Bill Gay ... swing person (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
John G. Heath Jr. ... propmaker (uncredited)
Frankie Inez ... propmaker (uncredited)
Bob Lawless ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Richard Manson ... swing person (uncredited)
Deon Murray ... labor foreman (uncredited)
William Powley ... sign painter (uncredited)
Charles Williams ... propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bub Asman ... sound effects editor
Bert Hallberg ... sound
Alan Robert Murray ... sound effects editor
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Ralph Babcock ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Chuck Gaspar ... special effects
Jeff Jarvis ... special effects
Stanley Amborn ... special effects (uncredited)
Bruce Khteian ... special effects laborer (uncredited)
Mark Martini ... special effects (uncredited)
Thomas Mertz ... special effects (uncredited)
Tim Moran ... special effects (uncredited)
Richard Ratliff ... special effects (uncredited)
Doyle Smiley ... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Stoker ... special effects (uncredited)
Richard Stutsman ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Gary Zink ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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George Orrison ... stunt double
Bobby Porter ... stunt double
Nick Dimitri ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron ... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Russ McCubbin ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Davis ... best boy
Sheldon Ehrlich ... second grip
Jack N. Green ... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Jack Johnson ... key grip
Mako Koiwai ... assistant camera
Don Nygren ... gaffer
Douglas Olivares ... assistant camera
Leslie Otis ... assistant camera
Douglas Ryan ... camera operator
John R. Shannon ... still photographer
Steve Tate ... assistant camera
Ron Veto ... dolly grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Helen Conklin ... location extra casting
Susan Arnold ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Kim Fleary ... casting secretary (uncredited)
Pat Hopkins ... casting administrator (uncredited)
Phyllis Huffman ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Barbara Lambertson ... location casting (uncredited)
Diane Quinn ... casting administrative assistant (uncredited)
Debra Rubinstein ... casting secretary (uncredited)
Shirley Walbert ... casting administrative assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Glenn Wright ... costume supervisor
Dan Chichester ... costumer: men (uncredited)
Aida Swinson ... costumer: women (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jill Kline ... location helper (uncredited)

Music Department

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Steve Dorff ... conductor
Snuff Garrett ... music supervisor
Donald Harris ... music editor
Grover B. Helsley ... music mixer (as Grover Helsley)

Transportation Department

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H. William Miller ... transportation captain (as Bill Miller)
John Reade ... transportation coordinator
Randy Benjamin ... driver (uncredited)
Dan Brizendine ... driver (uncredited)
Sharon Galperin ... driver (uncredited)
John Gies ... driver (uncredited)
Cliff Hill ... driver (uncredited)
James Marett ... driver (uncredited)
Harold G. Muehlig ... driver (uncredited)
Morgan Powell ... driver (uncredited)
Daniel Valenzuela ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Joe Campassi ... animal handler
Ken Decroo ... animal handler
George Dockstader ... motorcycles furnisher
Betty Endo ... secretary to the producers
Bill Gage ... animal handler
Christina Hershey ... first aid
Harry Kohoyda Jr. ... production accountant
Boone Narr ... animal trainer
Lloyd Nelson ... script supervisor
George Orrison ... double
Jim Picciolo ... animal handler
Bobby Porter ... double
Barbara Spitz ... production secretary
Frank Davis ... craft service (uncredited)
Jack W. Haddox ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer ... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle (uncredited)
Michael Parkhurst ... equipment supplier (uncredited) / technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Faster, funnier and wilder. It'll knock you out. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ça va cogner (France)
  • Mit Vollgas nach San Fernando (Germany)
  • La gran baralla (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La gran pelea (Spain)
  • Jak tylko potrafisz (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,024,663, 21 Dec 1980

Did You Know?

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Trivia One of Clint Eastwood's most successful films at the box-office. So was the movie's precursor Every Which Way but Loose (1978). Both films, when adjusted for inflation into constant dollars, are still big box-office titles, this movie being ranked in the Top 200 grossing films of all-time. See more »
Goofs When the Black Widows are chasing Philo thru town, they end up passing under an asphalt spray used by the paving crew. Hot asphalt ranges from 200° to 330° depending on the mixture. Those temperatures would not only slow down the Black Widows, but would have caused severe, if not fatal burns. Nothing they would have walked away from. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Any Which Way You Can/The Formula/Raging Bull/Nine to Five (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Beers To You See more »
Quotes [repeated line]
Philo Beddoe: Right turn, Clyde.
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