• User
    Score

Overview

Every Which Way but Loose is a 1978 American adventure comedy film. It stars Clint Eastwood in an uncharacteristic and offbeat comedy role, as Philo Beddoe, a trucker and brawler roaming the American West in search of a lost love while accompanied by his friend/manager Orville and his pet orangutan, Clyde. In the process Philo manages to cross a motley assortment of characters, including a pair of police officers and an entire motorcycle gang (the "Black Widows"), who end up pursuing him for revenge. Eastwood's appearance in the film, after his string of spaghetti western and Dirty Harry roles, somewhat startled the film industry and he was reportedly advised against making it. Panned by critics, the film went on to become an enormous success and became, along with its 1980 sequel Any Which Way You Can, two of the highest grossing Eastwood films. When adjusted for inflation, it still ranks as one of the top 200 highest grossing films of all time.

  • Number of Movies: 2
  • Revenue: $155,883,829

Featured Cast

  1. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood

    Philo Beddoe

  2. Sondra Locke

    Sondra Locke

    Lynn Halsey-Taylor

  3. Geoffrey Lewis

    Geoffrey Lewis

    Orville Boggs

  4. Harry Guardino

    Harry Guardino

    James Beekman, James Beekman (uncredited)

  5. Beverly D'Angelo
  6. Ruth Gordon

    Ruth Gordon

    Senovia 'Ma' Boggs, Ma Boggs

  7. Walter Barnes

    Walter Barnes

    Tank Murdock

  8. William Smith

    William Smith

    Jack Wilson

  9. George Chandler

    George Chandler

    Clerk at D.M.V.

  10. Roy Jenson

    Roy Jenson

    Moody, Black Widow, Woody, Secretary Biker

  11. Michael Cavanaugh

    Michael Cavanaugh

    Patrick Scarfe

  12. Barry Corbin

    Barry Corbin

    Fat Zack

  13. James McEachin
  14. Bill McKinney

    Bill McKinney

    Dallas, Treasurer Biker

Featured Crew

Every Which Way But Loose

December 19, 1978

Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who leads him on a screwball chase across the American Southwest. Nothing's in the way except a motorcycle gang, and legendary brawler Tank Murdock.

Any Which Way You Can

December 17, 1980

Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?

Login