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Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Douvier
Tony Beckley ...
Guy Algo
Al Marchione
Julio Scallini
André Maranne ...
Sgt. François Chevalier (as Andre Maranne)
Alfie Bass ...
Claude Russo
Danny Schiller ...
Douglas Wilmer ...
Police Commissioner
Dr. Paul Laprone


To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Once Clouseau's death has been announced, the former Chief Inspector, Charles Dreyfus, feels much, much better and is released from the mental hospital. Jacques Clouseau tries to take advantage of his "death" and goes under cover with Cato to find out who tried to assassinate him. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Release Date:

19 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Pink Panther  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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The Henry Mancini Pink Panther series theme music was reworked into a typical 1970s disco bass-line with guitar solo and electric piano. The dancy disco feel was also reworked to the film's score and soundtrack. See more »


Three Hong Kong pedestrians evade Cato's motorcycle twice as he drives uncontrollably down a rough, sloping road. See more »


Chief Insp. Dreyfus: Clouseau?
Clouseau: Yes?
Chief Insp. Dreyfus: Are you wounded?
Clouseau: No. Fortunately I was saved by the darkness.
Chief Insp. Dreyfus: So what we need is more light.
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Crazy Credits

An animated Clouseau tries unsuccessfully to shoot the pink panther during the opening credits. See more »


Followed by Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) See more »


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Top Notch!

Revenge of the Pink Panther, whilst not hitting the highs of The Pink Panther Strikes Again, is still top notch comedy. And a top notch movie at that. The transition from 'strikes again' to 'Revenge' is made by using more believable charcters and a more dangerous storyline. This slightly works against the comedy however, and Blake Edwards falls foul of his one most consistent problem, in paying more attention to the dramatic aspects instead of letting us indulge our funny bone. What makes the movie work is the cast. Peter Sellers is fantastic in his final appearnce as Clouseau. Finally he has given us the character he was striving to. It is apety this is his last Panther film, although Romance of The Pink Panther was in the works and Trail of the Pink Panther was completed after his death. Burt Kwouk is given more to do this time around and it is a pety allso that he wasn't allowed this much time on other and subsequent films. He shows real talent as a light comedian and an able comic foil to Clouseau. Dyan Cannon and Robert Loggia are well cast, and that final work off into the sunset by Clouseau is heart breaking. Thankyou Peter Sellers and Goodbye. You are sorely missed.

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