Every Which Way but Loose

Every Which Way but Loose

James Fargo (1978)

12 Certificate
Sat 13 Jun 1am - 3:05am TCM Movies


Our Score
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.


A truck driver travels across America with his faithful orang-utan competing in bare-knuckle fights for extra cash. He becomes smitten with a country singer who subsequently vanishes without a trace, so man and ape set off in search of her - with an enraged gang of bikers in pursuit. Action comedy, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis and Beverly D'Angelo.

Cast & Crew

Philo Beddoe Clint Eastwood
Lynn Halsey-Taylor Sondra Locke
Orville Geoffrey Lewis
Echo Beverly D'Angelo
Ma Ruth Gordon
Tank Murdock Walter Barnes
Clerk George Chandler
Woody Roy Jenson
Director James Fargo
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for violence and language.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama