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Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  19 July 1978 (USA)
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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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Philippe Douvier
Tony Beckley ...
Guy Algo
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Al Marchione
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Julio Scallini
André Maranne ...
Sgt. François Chevalier (as Andre Maranne)
Graham Stark ...
Alfie Bass ...
Fernet
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Claude Russo
Danny Schiller ...
Douglas Wilmer ...
Police Commissioner
Ferdy Mayne ...
Dr. Paul Laprone
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Storyline

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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Inspector Clouseau is back...and he's a bigger fool than anyone gives him the credits for. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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19 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Pink Panther  »

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SEK 5,290,502 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The voice of cross-dressing criminal Claude Russo is actually that of voice-over artist Michael Bell in an uncredited performance. See more »

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When the hitchhiker pulls off her wig and pretends to be a man, her voice changes to that of a man's voice and is clearly a totally different voice, not just a disguised voice, and the lip movements do not match the words further proving that the man's voice is being dubbed. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Leverlily: You ruined that piano!
Clouseau: What is the price of one piano compared to the terrible crime that has been committed here?
Mrs. Leverlily: But that's a priceless Steinway!
Clouseau: Not any more.
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Crazy Credits

As the film ends an animated Clouseau shows up with a blunderbuss intent on shooting the pink-panther. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Green Hornet (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Move 'em Out
Composed by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Sung by Lon Satton
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My long view on the Fifth Panther
17 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film in 1978, I was delighted it ended with a chase. So many American comedies have failed to do so, and when Woody Allen had that wonderful, brief car collision scene at the end of ANNIE HALL, I heard Mack Sennett cheering.

The Return of the Pink Panther, 1974, shows some budget limitations - it was originally a TV series but Edwards and Sellers could not manage that with Clouseau. Strikes Again, 1976, was - to me - a bit forced with some wonderful sequences, and some that did not work at all. Revenge - 1978 - is just a warm fun film to enjoy.

Of the first two, The Pink Panther is boring in moments but has a very good chase. Clouseau came into his being with Shot in the Dark, probably the BEST of the series.

Do not disown this film - it is a warm bottle of French Wine indeed, one to share and savor. And a tribute to what a talent Sellers and Edwards were together.


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