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The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 8 August 1980 (USA)
Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, ... See full summary »

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Alice Rage
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Sir Roger Avery
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Joe Capone
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Robert Townsend
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Pete Williams
Stratford Johns ...
Ismail
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Perkins
John Sharp ...
Sir Nules Thudd
Clément Harari ...
Dr. Wretch
Kwan-Young Lee ...
Tong
John Tan ...
Dacoit
Philip Tan ...
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Serge Julien ...
Dacoit
Johns Rajohnson ...
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Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an expert on Fu. Nayland suspects Fu will kidnap the king and queen and demand the George V diamond as ransom. Scotland Yard recruits Alice Rage to stand-in for the queen. Fu nabs the "fake" queen; Rage becomes enamored of Fu and aids him in his quest for the George V diamond. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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He's evil. He's diabolical. He's invincible. He's engaged. (He's also available for parties). See more »

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Also Known As:

Das boshafte Spiel des Dr. Fu Man Chu  »

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Trivia

Lead actor Peter Sellers and executive producer Lynne Frederick were married at the time that this movie was made. This film was their final collaboration. Originally, Frederick was not working on this film. In order to ensure that the picture was completed, actress Frederick was brought on to the movie as an Assistant Producer. The movie was Frederick's final screen credit. Frederick's last movie as actress had been Sellers' previous film, The Prisoner of Zenda (1979). See more »

Quotes

Fu Manchu: Nayland Smith again. That is very good news...
Servant: Why is it good news, master?
Fu Manchu: Because I'm in no condition to receive bad news. I shall fine you each 1000 yen.
Servant: But you don't pay us, master.
Fu Manchu: Then I shall start paying you in order to fine you.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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Rule Britannia
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne (as Thomas Arne)
Arranged by Marc Wilkinson
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The Fiendish Plot of Dr Fu Manchu
3 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is really a shame that this movie is not available on DVD or even VHS. Hope I am wrong on that but I can't find it anywhere.

The movie is full of puns and funny side references. No, it is not greatest project by Peter Sellers (that would be "A shot in the Dark") but whoa is it funny and a bit non-PC.

It pokes fun at Caucasian actors playing Asian characters....and about every B movie ever made. If you like MST3K you might want to take a look since it is for fans of satire.

My favorite line is "The yellow fiends have stolen delight" You will have to watch the movie, I am not going to spoil that.


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