That’s the opening of the hit movie Every Which Way But Loose, starring Clint Eastwood in one of his most-loved characters, construction supply truck driver Philo Beddoe. The funny thing is, he was advised against making it by his studio management, fearing that it would be too much of a change from his marquee film roles from the past, most notably as tough San Francisco police detective “Dirty” Harry Callahan.
Eastwood ignored that advice, and Every Which Way But Loose and the sequel from 1980 Any Which Way You Can, became two of his most profitable films, and they’re still in the top 200 most profitable of all-time when adjusted for inflation.
So what’s in Every Which Way But Loose? First, the good: Eastwood, his pet orangutan Clyde, some killer custom cycles, lots of fist fights and Philo’s foul-mouthed mother Mrs. Boggs.
Now, the bad: There’s only three bad things in the film – Sondra Locke’s singing, whatever Sondra Locke sings, and the music played by Sondra Locke.
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