• Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

Every Which Way But Loose

Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2002

PG |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

A tough trucker with a cheeky pet orangutan, Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) moonlights as a fighter, with his close friend Orville Boggs (Geoffrey Lewis) setting up matches for him. When Philo begins dating country singer Lynn Halsey-Taylor (Sondra Locke), and she abruptly disappears, he goes off in search of her, his simian companion and Orville in tow. On their cross-country trek, Philo and friends repeatedly clash with bikers, leading up to a violent showdown.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Ruth Gordon, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo, Walter Barnes, Roy Jenson, James McEachin

Director: James Fargo

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Pursuit, Rousing, Mother, Friend, Amusing, 1970s, Rivalry, Quest, Competition

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Time Out

    A huge disappointment after The Outlaw Josey Wales and The Gauntlet, this rambling comedy forsakes the subtle, self-deprecating humour of those films and opts for a far rowdier and broader comedy that never really goes anywhere or says anything. show more

  • 60
    Ian NathanEmpire

    Clint doing roughneck humour with an orang-utan, what's not to like? show more

  • 50
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Every Which Way But Loose is a fists-out-and-up Burt Reynolds movie without Burt Reynolds. I never thought I'd miss the Beverly Hills good ol' boy so much. [22 Dec 1978]

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