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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
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In his fifth and final turn as bumbling and lovable Inspector Clouseau, Peter Sellers brings a lot of laughs with him. Revenge Of The Pink Panther is yet another hysterical installment in the highly entertaining Pink Panther series, it's got all sorts of laughs all over the place, you don't even have to search for them, as the laughs will be in plain sight! However, this is sad too, because this would be the last time that Peter Sellers would ever play his most famous film character, as just two years after making this movie, he suddenly died of a massive heart attack in the hotel that he was staying at, he was only fifty four years old, sad. However, when he made this movie, he was still as hysterical as he had ever been, as Inspector Clouseau, he brings out a very big amount of laughs. By the way, in this movie, Clouseau is believed to have been killed in a murder attempt (much to the delight of Charles Dreyfus), and decides to use this to his advantage as he tries to find out who tried to kill him. And at the same time, a lot of chaos and disaster ensues!
Like I said in the previous paragraph, Peter Sellers is still as bumbling and lovable as ever before. And of course, Herbert Lom is wonderful as Charles Dreyfus (his former boss who tries to kill him over and over again), and Burt Kwouk is still wonderful as Cato, who attacks Clouseau (as the latter told him to do it) whenever he least expects it to happen. Revenge Of The Pink Panther has numerous funny scenes, such as the fight scene between Cato and Clouseau, the scene where Clouseau and Cato are outside the club, and the climatic chase, in which Clouseau is being chased by Dreyfus, the former says: "It's me!" And the latter says (while shooting at him): "I know!" Poor Dreyfus, every time it looked like he was perfectly fine, Clouseau pops in...but hey, that's what makes it funny, it's part of the comedic genius of both Peter Sellers and Blake Edwards. This was the last great installment, after Peter Sellers died, there was not point in continuing, even Edwards himself admitted that.
So all in all, Revenge Of The Pink Panther is another hysterical installment in the franchise, it's got a ton of laughs in it, and these aren't just ordinary laughs, they are big laughs, laughs that will probably have you in pain. It is such a shame that Peter Sellers died not long after this film was made, because the series wouldn't have suffered if he hadn't died so soon. I won't be seeing the recent remakes, because while I really like Steve Martin, there's just no replacing Sellers, there is only one Inspector Clouseau, and that is none other than Peter Sellers. The best film in the series is A Shot In The Dark, and the original, along with Return, Strikes Again, and Revenge at all hysterical too. If you enjoyed the four previous movies, then you should watch this side-splitting fifth installment, you will see a lot of hysterical gags and scenes, and most importantly, you will see the great Peter Sellers go out in one final blaze of glory.
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