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Every Which Way But Loose

(1978)

PLOT | AUDIO | TRIVIA | CAST | CREDITS | PURCHASE


Plot
Eastwood plays a trucker who picks up money by challenging the toughest men in every area to bare-knuckle bouts. In an earlier match he's won a huge, 11-year-old orangutan (Clyde) that he now travels with. His other driving partner is thick-witted Lewis. They meet Locke, a singer Eastwood falls for. He thinks that the two of them can establish a life together, but she is flighty and departs before a permanent arrangement is established. Determined not to let the woman walk out of his life, Eastwood sets out to catch up with her. Along the way he has a few fights and makes enemies of two lawmen and a rag-tag, Hell's Angels-type motorcycle gang.

Audio
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Listen as Clint Eastwood speaks openly about his thoughts on this film including why he decided to make it after so many people told him not to.


Trivia
  • Clint was advised against doing this film by almost everyone. Although panned by the critics, the film and its sequel were his two most successful at the box-office, and are among Warner Bros. top grossing films of all time.
  • Clyde (real name Manis) grabbed Clint while he was driving a truck, worried at not being able to see his trainers. Luckily they managed to calm him down by talking to him over the radio.
  • Warner Bros. released the film in small cinemas at first, as they were pushing Superman in the larger ones - the small towns provided the film's best audiences.
  • Clint's boxing coach was Al Silvani, who used to train Jake LaMotta, and more recently had prepared Sylvester Stallone for Rocky.

Cast
Philo Beddoe
Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Orville
Echo
Ma
Tank Murdock
Clerk at DMV
Woody
Herb
Dallas
Elmo
Chollo
Frank
Putnam
Trailer Court Manager
Sweeper Driver
Kincaid's Manager
Girl at Palomino
Fat Man's Friend
Trucker
M.C. at Zanzabar
Bandleader
Bettor
Sybil
Harlan
Man at Bowling Alley
Bruno
Bartender at Zanzabar
Church's Manager
Bartender
Fight Spectator
Lady Customer
Kincaid
Bartender at Palomino
Schyler
Tank Murdock's Manager
Bartender
Fat Man
Waitress
Trucker
Bartender
Church
Bikers
 
 
 

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Clint Eastwood
Sondra Locke
Geoffrey Lewis
Beverly D'Angelo
Ruth Gordon
Walter Barnes
George Chandler
Roy Jenson
James McEachin
Bill McKinney
L. William O'Connell
John Quade
Dan Vadis
Gregory Walcott
Hank Worden
Jerry Brutsche
Cary Michael Cheifer
Janet Louise Cole
Sam Gilman
Chuck Hicks
Timothy P. Irvin
Tim Irwin
Billy Jackson
Joyce Jameson
Richard Jamison
Jackson D. Kane
Jeremy Kronsberg
Fritz Manes
Michael Mann
Lloyd Nelson
George Orrison
Thelma Pelish
William J. Quinn
Tom Runyon
Bruce Scott
Al Silvani
Hartley Silver
Al Stellone
Jan Stratton
Mike Wagner
Guy Way
George P. Wilbur
Gary Davis
Scott Dockstader
Orwin C. Harvey
Chuck Waters
Jerry Wills
George Dockstader
Bobby Porter
 
Manis

Credits
Producer
Director
Screenplay
Director of Photography
Editor
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Robert Daley
James Fargo
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
Rexford Metz
Ferris Webster


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