Any Which Way You Can

  • 15
  • Buddy Van Horn (1980)
  • US
  • 110 min
Any Which Way You Can
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This sequel to Every Which Way but Loose typifies the kind of lightweight, disposable comic vehicles that paid Clint Eastwood's rent in the late 1970s and early 80s. Short on plot but tall on slapstick humour, and featuring real-life girlfriend Sondra Locke as his love interest and the always likeable Geoffrey Lewis as his best buddy, it has a lightweight charm that makes up for the general insignificance of the story. Eastwood plays a car mechanic pushed back into bare-knuckle boxing by the Mafia for one last fight. Destructive orangutan Clyde steals scenes like an old pro, and there's an enjoyably overblown climax as Clint and intimidating bruiser William Smith stage a bare-knuckle showdown in the rousing spirit of The Quiet Man.

Plot Summary

Action comedy sequel to Every Which Way but Loose, starring Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. Clyde is back! The wily orangutan and his friend, bare-knuckle fighter Philo Beddoe, find themselves up against motorcycle gangs, ruthless mobsters, crazed gamblers and the roughest, toughest fighter in America.

Cast and crew

Cast

Philo Beddoe
Clint Eastwood
Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Sondra Locke
Orville Boggs
Geoffrey Lewis
Jack Wilson
William Smith
James Beekman
Harry Guardino
Ma Boggs
Ruth Gordon
Patrick Scarfe
Michael Cavanaugh
Fat Zack
Barry Corbin
Moody
Roy Jenson
Dallas
Bill McKinney
Elmo
William O'Connell
Cholla
John Quade
Tony Paoli Sr
Al Ruscio
Frank
Dan Vadis
Hattie
Camila Ashlend
Baggage man
Dan Barrows
Moustache officer
Michael Brockman
Candy
Julie Brown
Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
Jackson officer
Dick Christie
Buxom Bess
Rebecca Clemons

Crew

Director
Buddy Van Horn

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Guidance: 
May be edited for violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy

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