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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. Although it was poorly reviewed by critics, the film went on to become an enormous success and became, along with its sequel Any Which Way You Can , two of the highest grossing Eastwood films. When adjusted for inflation, it ranks as one of the top highest-grossing films of all time. Philo Beddoe is a truck driver living in the San Fernando Valley. He lives in a small house, with an orangutan named Clyde, behind that of his brother, Orville Boggs, and his mother. Philo makes money on the side as a bare-knuckle fighter; he is often compared to a legendary fighter named Tank Murdock. One night Philo becomes smitten with Lynn Halsey-Taylor, an aspiring country music singer he meets at the Palomino Club , a local honky-tonk.
Luckily, his pal Milton Brown in Alabama was just a phone call away. Over the phone, in roughly 30 minutes, they put together the song that would be recorded by Eddie Rabbitt and top the country charts in I was home, it was about 7 o'clock at night.
Check out our breakdown of the movies and shows we're excited about this month, including " Lovecraft Country. See our picks list. Title: Every Which Way but Loose A trucker turned prize fighter, his brother and their pet orangutan have a series of misadventures involving the mob, corrupt cops, motorcycle gangs and pretty dames. 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. An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest. San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore, with whom he's not too excited to be working.