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Every Which Way but Loose (1978)

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The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.

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James Fargo
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Philo Beddoe
Sondra Locke ... Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Geoffrey Lewis ... Orville
Beverly D'Angelo ... Echo
Walter Barnes ... Tank Murdock
George Chandler ... Clerk at D.M.V.
Roy Jenson ... Woody
James McEachin ... Herb
Bill McKinney ... Dallas
William O'Connell ... Elmo
John Quade ... Cholla
Dan Vadis ... Frank
Gregory Walcott ... Putnam
Hank Worden ... Trailer Court Manager
Ruth Gordon ... Ma
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Storyline

Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends, Orville (Geoffrey Lewis), who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde (Manis the Orangutan), the orangutan he won on a bet, he roams the San Fernando Valley in search of cold beer, country music, and the occasional punch-up. But he is floored by dainty little country and western singer, Lynn Halsey-Taylor (Sondra Locke), who gives him the slip when she realizes he's getting too serious. Phil, Clyde, and Orville set off in pursuit, pestered by bikers. Written by David Wark <dwark@automail.com>

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Clint Eastwood will turn you Every Which Way But Loose

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ma (Ruth Gordon) stated, "Get off my porch" and "Get off my property" to the Black Widows of Pacoima motorcycle gang. Thirty years later, in Gran Torino (2008), Clint Eastwood said "Get off my lawn" to members of a gang. See more »

Goofs

Two bass players are with Sandra Locke's country band in the bar. One standing up front and one sitting down by the drummer, which is somewhat unusual unless you are Spinal Tap. See more »

Quotes

[Philo is sanding off a motorcycle when Ma taps him with her cane]
Philo Beddoe: Cut it out, Clyde.
[Ma hits him with the cane; Philo notices it's Ma]
Philo Beddoe: Ma, what'd do that for?
Ma Boggs: I've been trying to get your attention for five minutes. Did you see Orville?
Philo Beddoe: Yeah, I've seen him.
Ma Boggs: Well, Orville tell ya what?
Philo Beddoe: Yeah, I'm sorry, Ma, about you missing your driver's test again.
Ma Boggs: Oh, that ain't the "What" what I mean.
Philo Beddoe: You mean Clyde? Yeah, well, I'm sorry about that too, Ma. He won't do it again, I promise you.
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Connections

Referenced in Road House (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Honky Tonk Fever
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford) and Snuff Garrett (as T. Garrett)
Sung by Cliff Crofford
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Incredibly underrated
7 January 2000 | by Stu-42See all my reviews

I know what you're thinking- I'm such a huge Eastwood fan so my opinion isn't that significant. Honestly though, this has got to be one of the most underrated movies of all time. I laughed harder and had a better time watching this movie than just about any "comedy" I can think of. Clint did an excellent job in a different role for him as a guy who isn't so clever and great with the ladies. His best friend Clyde turned in an awesome performance as well. I also loved Geoffrey Lewis and the gorgeous Beverly D'Angelo and Ruth Gordon does a typically great act as the tough old lady. I agree with an earlier writer with respect to the one negative here- Sondra Locke's acting and singing. The only justification is that in the movie her character is just as bad. I have to believe that even people that aren't major Clint Eastwood fans would still like this one. Big fans should love it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Coming of Philo Beddoe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,272,294, 24 December 1978

Gross USA:

$85,196,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,196,485
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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