A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
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'.Written by
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"Popi", the orangutan who plays Clyde's girlfriend, now lives at the same ape sanctuary as Michael Jackson's chimpanzee, Bubbles, along with many other retired show business apes. See more »
When Philo tells Clyde to, "scrap the Merc" he proceeds to do. However, just before Clyde removes the left fender of the "merc", a hood ornament is clearly seen. The hood ornament is the Lincoln "L", which was not used on the Mercury line. See more »
In the version shown on network television, scenes were added that were cut from the theatrical and home video versions. Those scenes include: Big Tony's thugs shooting Beekman's snake (the scene showing Beekman later eating the snake when he finds out the fight is on exist in all prints) and Big Tony ordering his commercial jet to head back to Jackson for the big fight. The final credits are time compressed or speeded up to end sooner. See more »
Okay, One Of Clint's Mokey Movies, But Still Pretty Funny
If any animal deserved its own trailer, chauffeured limousine and personal trainer, it would be Clyde.
"Any Which Way You Can" proves once and for all the similarities of ape to man (and in some cases, the ape's superiority).
Basically, this movie is a great improvement over the stillborn humor of "Every Which Way But Loose". Clint wisely plays straight man to Clyde, who provides the funniest moments, when not befriending William Smith ("Big Bill" Smith from the old biker movies. Go look it up.), then engaging in a bare-knuckle fight with him later on.
Everyone fares better in this movie, in fact. Sondra Locke is far more graceful, Geoffrey Lewis gets more laughs, even Ruth Gordon is seen as the next Bo Derek (bless her heart).
And if the Black Widows aren't more menacing this time around, well... that's kind of hard to do when you're wearing fake wigs and have penciled-in facial hair.
I've seen this movie so many times myself, that I have nearly the entire screenplay committed to memory. What more indelible impression could a filmmaker want to make than that?
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