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
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The Playboy Magazine that the motel clerk is looking at is the June 1980 issue featuring Dorothy Stratten. See more »
When Clyde is "scrapping" Patrick Scarf's Cadillac, we see him just tapping the roof of the car, but in the shot from inside the car, the whole front of the roof of the car being caved in. In the next shot we see Clyde just tapping on the roof again, while the roof is back to its original shape. See more »
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 »
At the risk of offending those who state proudly that you don't need to be intoxicated to have a good time; plenty of beer will most likely enhance your enjoyment of this flick.
Silly, low-brow humor abound, idiotic character behavior and less than stellar acting from Mrs. Eastwood (at the time) and Mr. Cool himself (ever so wooden in his early comedic roles) but it's all good if you're in the mood for this kind of film.
Clyde (the orangutan) is pretty funny at times, Geoffrey Lewis and William Smith provide the quality acting and those bikers are hilarious. The scene where they're pulled over for speeding and the cop doesn't have the heart to give them a ticket is a Hall-of-Fame moment in my books. Plus that fistfight in the end is impressive.
Overall; "Any Which Way You Can" (and it's prequel; "Every Which Way But Loose" for that matter) isn't for everyone but these kinds of silly comedies can really hit the spot if you're in the right mood. The country music ain't all bad either.
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