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15 Secrets About ‘Every Which Way But Loose’ We Bet You Didn’t Know!

15 Secrets About ‘Every Which Way But Loose’ We Bet You Didn’t Know!

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Every Which Way But Loose is a classic comedy which was released in 1978.

It featured the charming Clint Eastwood, and Manis the orangutan.

The film tells the tale of Philo, a trucker and constant brawler who travels the American West with his best friend and manager, Clyde, his pet orangutan.

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The film was directed by the incredible James Fargo.

But, here are a few facts about the film we bet you didn’t know.

1.

According to the book “Clint Eastwood: Hollywood’s Loner” (1992) by Michael Munn, Eastwood called Manis the Orangutan “one of the most natural actors I ever worked with! But you had to get him on the first take because his boredom level was very limited”.

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2.

The film was the first ever film to have an opening weekend of ten million dollars or more.

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3.

Nobody on Clint’s management team wanted him to do the film. They didn’t think it was funny, or that it would go down well with audiences.  It ended up being a huge hit and inspired a money-making sequel.

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4.

Manis the Orangutan once got upset and grabbed Clint Eastwood while he was driving a truck. Thankfully the ape’s trainers was able to calm Manis down by speaking to him over the two-way radio.

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5.

The script and the role of Philo was originally intended for Burt Reynolds.

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