PG | | Action, Comedy
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.
The final fight scene around the town square in Jackson took two days to film, closing the streets during the busy June tourist season. Merchants around the square were not happy, and many were compensated mainly for their signage showing up on film. Others because of complaints for losing customers. The fight scenes used up to three hundred local extras at times for background. Some well-known locals with quick cameos included Jerry Spence, the famous trial lawyer, Jackson's morning D.J. Skip Mahoney, amongst others. It was reported that tourism to Jackson Hole went up thirty percent after this movie was released the following summer.
Right turn, Clyde.
When Clyde is demolishing the Mercury, he is using both hands to hold up the front windshield. A crew member wearing an ape glove provided a third hand to help Clyde move the windshield.
UK cinema and video versions were cut by 45 secs by the BBFC to remove a scene of a snake and a mongoose fighting. The 2006 DVD release restored some footage via a different edit and is only missing 28 secs from the scene.
$8,024,663 21 December 1980