Every Which Way But Loose
Along the way, he has a run-in with a motorcycle gang called the Black Widows, who incur Philo's wrath after two gang members insult him and Clyde at a traffic light. Philo chases them down and takes their bikes (which he repaints, repairs, and resells), and every attempt they make to get even results in disaster. Philo also incurs the wrath of an LAPD cop named Putnam, with whom he gets into a fight at the Palomino. Both the officer and the Widows learn of Philo's trip to Colorado and head off to find him, incurring wrath along the way.
Every Which Way but Loose
The film's title refers to the Eddie Rabbitt song of the same name from the soundtrack, in which the singer complains that his girlfriend turns him "every which way but loose"; i.e., he cannot bring himself to leave her although he is more of a freewheeling character.
The soundtrack album included many successful country music hits, two new songs of which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1979: the title track "Every Which Way but Loose" by Eddie Rabbitt and "Coca-Cola Cowboy" by Mel Tillis; also included was "Behind Closed Doors" by Charlie Rich, which had reached the No. 1 spot on the Hot Country Singles chart in 1973. Both Rich and Tillis had other songs reach the top 5 of the country chart: Rich's "I'll Wake You Up When I Get Home" (No. 3) and Tillis' "Send Me Down to Tucson" (No. 2).
Producer Snuff Garrett was hired to produce songs for the film, including three for Sondra Locke's character, something which proved problematic as Locke was not a professional singer. Locke, who appears as Eastwood's love interest, performs several musical numbers in the film as well.
Nearly 40 years after the Clint Eastwood comedy Every Which Way But Loose hit theaters, a remake is moving forward. James Fargo, who directed the original movie, has come aboard to produce this Every Which Way But Loose reboot, bringing Anthony Cohen on board to direct. The filmmaker made his feature directorial debut with last year's The Sex Trip, which stars Jim Hanks, Frank Stallone and Louis Mandylor, the younger brothers of Tom Hanks, Sylvester Stallone and Costas Mandylor.
Every Which Way But Loose became quite the box office hit, earning $85.1 million during its theatrical run in 1979. When adjusted for inflation, that equates to a $314,9 million movie today. The movie spawned the 1979 sequel Any Which Way You Can, which brought back Clint Eastwood and the rest of the cast, directed by Buddy Van Horn. With production scheduled to begin this spring, we should hear more about the cast of this Every Which Way But Loose remake. Anthony Cohen has also directed the TV movie Grand Race Auto, which is currently in post-production.
America had finally recovered from Vietnam and Nixon, so put it down to Hollywood just cutting loose and meaningless for a spell. Or, perhaps, it was the fact everyone told Eastwood not to do it, and just like the predilections of his hairy buddy, he flipped them the bird.
After the big fight, Eastwood returns to his home, which seems to be an Okie hovelsomewhere in a large Western state. He still lives with Ma, played by RuthGordon as a cross between Ma Kettle and Ma Barker. Clint and his partner,Orville Boggs, spend all day hard at work banging on things with wrenches.
Itwas to my immense delight that I immediately recognized the actor playing JackWilson. He was William (Big Bill) Smith, who played a lot of motorcycle gangleaders in films of the late 1960s, and still looks as fearsome as ever. He andEastwood meet while out jogging one morning, and then he falls off a cliff andis rescued by Eastwood, after which he beats up a lot of guys who insultEastwood's girlfriend in a bar. All in a day's work.
Anyway,the Mafia kidnaps Sondra Locke in order to force Eastwood to fight. Then BigBill Smith and Eastwood wipe out the Mafia, but decide to fight anyway. It issome fight. It's one of those-brawls where every time somebody gets hit on thechin, it sounds like they're beating the hell out of a Naugahyde sofa with aPing-Pong paddle.
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The film's weakest aspect is its cartoonish humor. The motorcycle gang in particular are the biggest source of the problem. They are never threatening but nor are they really funny. Some of the humor does stand up though. Ruth Gordon is still a scene-stealer as the foul-mouthed old lady who just wants to get her driver's license. I also laughed at the running gag about Echo's name. Clyde is one of the things that the film is most remembered for, but while he's amusing, he never really made me laugh out loud, which is actually the right tone for this movie. It's at its best when it keeps things light, but not over the top.
It also helps that the cast is all so likable. Eastwood was 48 years old when this movie was released, but he remained in great shape as evidenced by his many shirtless scenes. His stoic, but naive, Philo is the heart of the movie. Eastwood wisely leaves most of the comedy to the supporting cast. Geoffrey Lewis (father of Juliette Lewis) makes a likeable sidekick, while Beveryly D'Angelo provides the eye candy that Sondra Locke lacks. Locke, as was often the case in Eastwood's films, is the weak link. She's a passable actress, but lacks the charisma that would explain Philo's instant attraction and desire to follow her across the country. Her final dramatic scene also feels out of place in this lightweight comedy. And Gordon, as I mentioned, is a delight.
EXCLUSIVE: It was the 1978 Clint Eastwood comedy that everyone loved to hate and hated to love, but it ended up making $95M and spawned a sequel. Now Every Which Way but Loose is being remade, and James Fargo, who directed the first film, and is now producing. He just tapped Anthony G. Cohen to direct.
"Every Which Way But Loose" was a big hit upon its release. It entered the country singles chart at No. 18, which was the highest debut ever on that chart at the time. Garth Brooks equaled that No. 18 debut with 2005's "Good Ride Cowboy," although Keith Urban smashed the record by landing a No. 17 debut in 2006 with "Once in a Lifetime."
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Take heart, storm-tossed Christian. You may not always have what the world desires, but you have Jesus, and he will turn you every which way but loose. Of those who are his, he will not lose one. In the midst of all this, his grace is sufficient for you, and his power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Get ready to see him glorified and be prepared to enjoy him forever.
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