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Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Douvier
Tony Beckley ...
Guy Algo
Al Marchione
Julio Scallini
André Maranne ...
Sgt. François Chevalier (as Andre Maranne)
Graham Stark ...
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 <>

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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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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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Reportedly, both Peter Sellers and Blake Edwards had said that the previous Pink Panther movie, The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), would be their last. Then, within two months, Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) was in development. See more »


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 »


Philippe Douvier: The bomb destroyed half the block and Clouseau survived!
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Crazy Credits

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Move 'em Out
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Peter Sellers' last Panther
26 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Peter Sellers is once again Inspector Clouseau in "Revenge of the Pink Panther," a 1978 film also starring Herbert Lom, Dyan Cannon, Robert Webber and Robert Loggia. A mobster decides to get Clouseau out of the way with disastrous results for everyone around the clumsy detective. In one of the best scenes, Clouseau picks up a good-looking woman, ladies man that he is, but she turns out to be a transvestite. Clouseau is forced to change clothes with her and is left on the highway. When the car crashes, the dead body is identified as Clouseau's, and the world mourns, with one exception - Clouseau's superior, Dreyfus (Lom) who feels that now, he can start living again. Forced to give the eulogy and on the verge of a psychotic break, Dreyfus keeps laughing as he speaks. A great scene. When Clouseau returns to his house, he finds that Cato, believing him dead, has turned it into an Asian brothel, making for more hilarity This isn't the best Blake Edwards-Peter Sellers collaboration, but it has some great moments. There is a tremendous amount slapstick; some of it is funny, and some goes a long way. Seeing Sellers as Clouseau, however, is always worth it.

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