Any Which Way You Can

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"Faster, funnier and wilder. It'll knock you out."
  • PG
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 6.1  (20,719)
  • 51

Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 American action comedy film directed by Buddy Van Horn and starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, and Geoffrey Lewis. The movie is a sequel to the 1978 hit film Every Which Way but Loose, which was also directed by Van Horn and starring Eastwood and Locke. The movie's plot follows the same protagonist, Philo Beddoe (Eastwood), a truck driver and amateur bare-knuckle boxer. Philo is reunited with his love interest from the first movie, Lynn Halsey-Taylor (Locke), and his best friend, Orville Boggs (Lewis). Philo and Orville embark on an adventure to help Lynn rescue her sister, who has been kidnapped by the notorious biker gang, the Black Widows.

The movie's opening sequence features a memorable car chase between Philo and the police, who are chasing him for reckless driving. The scene ends with Philo surrendering to the cops, who release him after they find out that he is a retired bare-knuckle boxer.

Meanwhile, Lynn is visited by a group of bikers, the Black Widows, who inform her that they have kidnapped her sister for a ransom of $100,000. Lynn is unable to pay the ransom, and she seeks Philo's help in rescuing her sister. Philo initially declines but is convinced when he learns that the Black Widows are behind the kidnapping. Orville is also convinced to join in on the adventure.

Philo and Orville set out to rescue Lynn's sister but run into trouble when they are ambushed by the bikers. Philo uses his bare-knuckle fighting skills to fight off the bikers, and they escape. The rest of the movie follows their adventure as they try to rescue Lynn's sister and take down the Black Widows for good.

The movie features a lot of action, with several memorable fighting scenes involving Eastwood's character. The movie also features several comedic moments, with Lewis's character providing most of the comic relief. Eastwood's character is portrayed as tough and resilient, with a no-nonsense attitude that makes him a fan favorite.

The movie's soundtrack is also noteworthy, featuring several memorable songs by popular country artists such as Glen Campbell, Eddie Rabbitt, and Ray Charles. The soundtrack went on to achieve commercial success, with several of the songs becoming hits on the country charts.

Overall, Any Which Way You Can is an entertaining action comedy movie that provides a satisfying sequel to the original film. The movie features strong performances from Eastwood, Locke, and Lewis, and combines action, comedy, and music for an enjoyable movie experience.

Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 51.

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    1 hr 56 min
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    6.1  (20,719)
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