Any Which Way You Can (1980)




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This is the sequel to Clint Eastwood's action comedy Every Which Way But Loose, and again features the antics of professional pugilist Philo Beddoe and his simian pal Clyde the orangutan. This time, Philo thinks about heading back to the ring so he can win a big prize.
PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Warner Bros. Pictures

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Clint Eastwood
as Philo Beddoe
Sondra Locke
as Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Geoffrey Lewis
as Orville
William Smith
as Jack Wilson
Harry Guardino
as James Beekman
Michael Cavanaugh
as Patrick Scarfe
Barry Corbin
as Fat Zack
Roy Jenson
as Moody
Bill McKinney
as Dallas
John Quade
as Cholla
Al Ruscio
as Tony Rapoli Sr.
Dan Vadis
as Frank
Dan Barrows
as Baggage Man
Michael Brockman
as Moustache Officer
Julie Brown
as Candy
Glen Campbell
as Himself
Dick Christie
as Jackson Officer
Rebecca Clemons
as Buxon Bess
Reid Cruickshanks
as Bald Headed Trucker
Anne Ramsey
as Loretta Quince
Michael Currie
as Wyoming Officer
Logan Ramsey
as Luther Quince
Gary Lee Davis
as Husky Officer
Dick Durock
as Joe Casey
Jim Stafford
as Long John
Lynn Hallowell
as Honey Bun
Michael Fairman
as CHP Captain
James Gammon
as Bartender
Ann Nelson
as Harriet
Weston Gavin
as Beekman's Butler
Lance Gordon
as Biceps
Peter Hobbs
as Motel Clerk
Ken Lerner
as Tony Paoli, Jr.
John McKinney
as Officer
Robin Menken
as Tall Woman
George Murdock
as Sgt. Cooley
Jack Murdock
as Little Melvin
Sunshine Parker
as Old Codger
Kent Perkins
as Trucker
Tessa Richarde
as Sweet Sue
Bill Sorrells
as Bakersfield Officer
Michael Talbott
as Officer Morgan
Mark L. Taylor
as Desk Clerk
Jack Thibeau
as Head Muscle
Charles Walker
as Officer
Jerry Brutsche
as Black Widow
Larry Holt
as Black Widow
Fats Domino
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Any Which Way You Can

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Perhaps the most disposable film Eastwood has ever made.

Full Review… | July 11, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

Only for Eastwood's truly faithful fans.

December 25, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

It's Eastwood. It's a monkey. It's a lot funnier if you're blind drunk.

July 26, 2002
Flipside Movie Emporium

The first one was goofy enough; this sequel is pretty darn bad. Possibly Eastwood's worst flick ever, actually.

July 25, 2002

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August 13, 2005

Audience Reviews for Any Which Way You Can

A laugh-out-loud great time. An endlessly hilarious and action-packed movie that's more fun than the original film. Clint and Clyde are back and delivering the laughs and heart that you love. Their isn't no other way but the fun way with this movie. It gets better every time i watch it. A wacky, wild and dazzlingly funny movie.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer


Clint Eastwood still acts wonderfully and the film has slightly better pacing than its predecessor but ultimately the jokes are tired and resultingly the film is any which way but good.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Interesting how a film can average 3 stars on Flixster, but 4.5 on Netflix. I agree more with the latter. I have no shame telling anyone that Clint's my favorite actor of all time, and this is yet another one that rocks (all of them do to me, though, whether he acts, directs, or both). I found "Any Which Way You Can" to have a good bit of humor, nice fighting scenes, good music that fits the western theme, and the ape doesn't bother me at all. I found the ape to add more to this film than it did in the original ("Right turn, Clyde" *punch!*). Oh yeah, brownie points for much of it being shot in Jackson, Wyoming, which I visited in '09 (I remember that elk horn arch!). And it was made right after I was born - that's also an extra cool factor. I loved it.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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