Every Which Way but Loose

  • 12
  • James Fargo (1978)
  • US
  • 109 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Clint Eastwood cruises through this coarse comedy as a travelling prizefighter whose best buddy is a beer-swilling, lowlife orangutan named Clyde. There are plenty of lively scenes to keep fans satisfied (with some bare-knuckle fight sequences that squeamish viewers may find disturbing), and Eastwood just about manages to avoid being made a monkey of by his scene-stealing co-star. But his romantic hankerings after country singer Sondra Locke don't add much to the brew. Hardly one of the films for which Eastwood would most like to be remembered, but it did such good box-office that he was tempted back into a feeble sequel, Any Which Way You Can.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama starring Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. LA trucker and part-time bare-knuckle fighter Philo Beddoe has an unusual friend in Clyde the orangutan. When Philo splits up with would-be country singer Lynn Halsey-Taylor, and humiliates some Hell's Angels, the scene is set for action on the road to Denver.

Cast and crew

Cast

Philo Beddoe
Clint Eastwood
Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Sondra Locke
Orville
Geoffrey Lewis
Ma
Ruth Gordon
Echo
Beverly D'Angelo
Tank Murdock
Walter Barnes
Clerk at DMV
George Chandler
Woody
Roy Jenson
Herb
James McEachin
Dallas
Bill McKinney
Elmo
William O'Connell
Cholla
John Quade
Frank
Dan Vadis
Putnam
Gregory Walcott
Trailer court manager
Hank Worden
Sweeper driver
Jerry Brutsche
Kincaid's manager
Cary Michael Cheifer
Girl at Palomino
Janet Louise Cole
Fat man's friend
Sam Gilman
Trucker
Chuck Hicks

Crew

Director
James Fargo

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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