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

Super Reviewer


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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