Warner Bros. Pictures released Every Which Way but Loose on December 20, 1978. James Fargo directed the film starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, and Geoffrey Lewis.
Paramount Pictures released Harold and Maude on December 20, 1971. Hal Ashby directed the film starring Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, and Vivian Pickles.
In Harold and Maude, Harold Chasen, who has acquired a weird fetish of constructing elaborate but mostly realistic bogus suicides, was born into money beyond means.
On June 12, 2012, the Criterion Collection released Harold and Maude on Blu-ray. Hal Ashby directed the film starring Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, and Vivian Pickles.