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.
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PG
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Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Cast

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

All Critics (13)

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
StaciWilson.com

Goofy but amiable comedy with great country music.

May 18, 2004
Film Journal International

Clint and an organgutan....

September 19, 2002

A career low for Eastwood. Oh wait, except for the sequel.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

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
Al S

Super Reviewer

½

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

½

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

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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