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 300 local extras at times for background. Some well known locals with quick cameos included Jerry Spence, the famous trial lawyer, Jackson's morning DJ Skip Mahoney among others. It was reported that tourism to Jackson Hole went up 30% after the film was released the following Summer.
Cholla, Black Widow Leader:
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will chew on Philo Beddoe's ass for my last supper!
When Philo is dragged along the ground by Clyde, Philo is lifting his own head up off the ground every time he is pulled along. However, he's supposed to be unconscious from the knock to the head from the butt of the shotgun. He should not be able to pull his own head up every time he was pulled along.
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 (USA) (21 December 1980)
$70,687,344 (USA) (30 June 2012)
Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.