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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)
1 win & 1 nomination. 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
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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Trivia

The final fight scene around the town square in Jackson took two days to film closing the streets during the busy June tourist season. Merchants around the square were not happy and many were compensated mainly for their signage showing up on film. Others because of complaints for losing customers. The fight scenes used up to 300 local extras at times for background. Some well known locals with quick cameos included Jerry Spence, the famous trial lawyer, Jackson's morning DJ Skip Mahoney among others. It was reported that tourism to Jackson Hole went up 30% after the film was released the following Summer. See more »

Goofs

When Philo is dragged along the ground by Clyde, Philo is lifting his own head up off the ground every time he is pulled along. However, he's supposed to be unconscious from the knock to the head from the butt of the shotgun. He should not be able to pull his own head up every time he was pulled along. 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

In the version shown on network television, scenes were added that were cut from the theatrical and home video versions. Those scenes include: Big Tony's thugs shooting Beekman's snake (the scene showing Beekman later eating the snake when he finds out the fight is on exist in all prints) and Big Tony ordering his commercial jet to head back to Jackson for the big fight. The final credits are time compressed or speeded up to end sooner. See more »


Soundtracks

Whiskey Heaven
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford), John Durrill (as J. Durrill) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Fats Domino
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a funny movie
26 June 2000 | by beet_aSee all my reviews

I just love this movie. I love the music in the film because i am a fan of country music. Clyde is as funny as ever. Every time he came on and done something stupid I was in fits of laughter. The motorcycle gang were just as funny when they went through the tarpit and then they started hardening up because of the tar. The other part of the film where Clint's girlfriend is kidnapped by this mob boss is pretty good. And the bare knuckle fight scenes are well choregraphed as well.


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