Every Which Way But Loose (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Every Which Way But Loose (1978)




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In this comedy, Clint Eastwood plays Philo Beddoe, a bare-knuckle boxer who travels from fight to fight, accompanied by his "pal" Clyde, a orangutan with a mean right hook, and his human buddy Orville. During a stopover, Philo meets and falls in love with would-be country/western singer Lynn Halsey-Taylor.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 7, 2002
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Clint Eastwood
as Philo Beddoe
Sondra Locke
as Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Walter Barnes
as Tank Murdock
George Chandler
as Clerk at DMV
Sam Gilman
as Fat Guy's Buddy
Tim Irwin
as Musician
Hank Worden
as Trailer Court Manage...
John Quade
as Cholla
Dan Vadis
as Frank
Jerry Brutsche
as Street Sweeper Drive...
Cary Michael Cheifer
as Kincaid's Manager
Chuck Hicks
as Truck Driver
Jackson D. Kane
as Man at Bowling Alley
Fritz Manes
as Bartender at Zanzaba...
Michael Mann
as Church's Manager
Lloyd Nelson
as Bartender
George Orrison
as Fight Spectator
Thelma Pelish
as Lady Customer
Tom Runyon
as Bartender at Palomin...
Bruce Scott
as Schyler
Hartley Silver
as Bartender
Jan Stratton
as Waitress
Guy Way
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Every Which Way But Loose

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | May 30, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Just weird enough to work as a fun time capsule in a half-baked sort of way.

Full Review… | August 12, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

An amusing redneck comedy from that brief period of time when Clint Eastwood was copying Burt Reynolds.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Every which way but good.

Full Review… | January 1, 2005

Audience Reviews for Every Which Way But Loose

A comic classic. Clint Eastwood is terrific in his first comedy feature with a orangutan who proves to be more than a worthy sidekick. A hilarious and enormously entertaining adventure that`s just a pure blast. A tremendously fun and exciting action-packed comedy. You cant help but love this movie for its humor and heart. It`s nothing but a good time. A true gem that you don't want to miss.

Al S

Super Reviewer


Every Which Way is suprisingly good considering Eastwood wasn't made for this sort of movie. It boasts memorable lines and characters and although it has it's flaws ncluding its god-awful pacing. Every Which Way But Loose is uninspired but fun entertainment.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


Clint Eastwood wins an orangutan in a fist fight and they quickly become best friends. A bizarrely charming movie ensues.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Every Which Way But Loose Quotes

Cholla: Weez thu Black Widuz!
– Submitted by Deanna F (4 years ago)

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