Any Which Way You Can

Warner Bros. Released 1980




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Movie Summary

Buddy Van Horn

Philo Beddoe is still fighting underground matches with his bare-knuckled hands in an attempt to keep financially afloat. He is accompanied by his quirky orangutan named Clyde in all of his dirty escapades. However, Philo begins to feel pain from all his injuries and he and his assistant Orville decide its best for him to quit. After some time, Philo is approached by a fighter named Jack Wilson, an all-time fighting champion backed by the Mafia. When Philo accidentally rescues Jack from the devious deal, the Mafia bites back by kidnapping his girlfriend Lynn (Sondra Locke). It is clear the Mafia wants the fight to take place. But ironically, Philo and Jack actually fight as a team to save Lynn's life, but have some grisly fights of their own in the process.


Metacritic Score

  • 63

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    The movie is less a sequel to the original, in fact, than it is a remake - a more energetic, more absurd and possibly more entertaining remake. [17 Dec 1980]

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Any Which Way You Can is not a very good movie, but it's hard not to feel a grudging affection for it. Where else, in the space of 115 minutes, can you find a country & western roa...

  • 40

    Empire Ian Nathan

    About the dumbest movie Clint Eastwood ever put his name to.

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    • Production Budget - $8,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $70,687,344 (8th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $214,427,036

    • Filming locations:
      Bakersfield, California
      California Living Museum, Bakersfield, California
      Jackson Hole, Wyoming
      New York City, New York
      Palomino Nightclub, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California

    • Tagline:
      Faster, funnier and wilder. It'll knock you out.

    • Music:
      Beers to You
      Written by S. Dorff, J. Durrill, S. Pinkard and S. Garrett
      Performed by Ray Charles and Clint Eastwood
      Any Which Way You Can
      Written by M. Brown, S. Dorff and S. Garrett
      Performed by Glen Campbell
      Whiskey Heaven
      Written by C. Crofford, J. Durrill and S. Garrett
      Performed by Fats Domino
      Cow Patti
      Written and performed by J. Stafford
      Written by L. Collins and M. Leath
      Performed by Johnny Duncan
      Any Way You Want Me
      Written by L. Offman
      Performed by Gene Watson
      One Too Many Women In Your Life
      Written by J. Durrill and P. Everly
      Too Loose
      Written by M. Brown, S. Dorff and S. Garrett
      Performed by Sondra Locke
      Cotton-Eyed Clint
      Adapted by S. Dorff and S. Garrett
      You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma
      Written by L. Collins and S. Pinkard
      Performed by David Frizzell and Shelly West
      Orangutan Hall of Fame
      Written by C. Crofford and S. Garrett
      Performed by Cliff Crofford
      The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
      Written by J. Durrill and S. Garrett
      Performed by John Durrill


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Romantic Comedy