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17 December 1982 (USA) See more »
There is only one Inspector Clouseau. His adventure continues... See more »
Inspector Clouseau mysteriously disappears and a journalist attempts to uncover the mystery. New scenes are interspersed with old footage of Peter Sellers from the previous films. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Last real panther-film and a fine tribute to Sellers. See more (61 total) »


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Peter Sellers ... Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (archive footage)

David Niven ... Sir Charles Litton (also archive footage)

Herbert Lom ... Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus (also archive footage)

Richard Mulligan ... Clouseau's Father

Joanna Lumley ... Marie Jouvet

Capucine ... Lady Simone Litton (also archive footage)

Robert Loggia ... Bruno Langois

Harvey Korman ... Prof. Auguste Balls (archive footage)

Burt Kwouk ... Cato Fong (also archive footage)

Graham Stark ... Hercule Lajoy
Peter Arne ... Col. Bufoni
André Maranne ... Sergeant Francois Duval

Ronald Fraser ... Dr. Longet

Leonard Rossiter ... Superintendant Quinlan (archive footage)

Marne Maitland ... Deputy Commissioner Lasorde
Harold Kasket ... President Sandover Haleesh

Liz Smith ... Martha Balls (archive footage)
Danny Schiller ... Cunny (archive footage)

Denise Crosby ... Denise, Bruno's moll

William Hootkins ... Taxi Driver
Kathleen St. John ... Nanna
Harold Berens ... Hotel Clerk
Daniel Peacock ... Clouseau, age 18
Lucca Mezzofanti ... Clouseau, age 8
Madlena Nedeva ... Mme. Dreyfuss
Arthur Howard ... Arthur, Bruno's butler
Weston Gavin ... 1st Mafia Boss
Marc Smith ... 2nd Mafia Boss
John Cassady ... 3rd Mafia Boss

Gary Whelan ... 4th Mafia Boss

Joe Praml ... 5th Mafia Boss
Christopher Reich ... Gino Rossi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ... Various roles (voice)

Julie Andrews ... Charwoman (uncredited)

Colin Blakely ... Section Director Alec Drummond (uncredited)

Claudia Cardinale ... Princess Dala (archive footage) (uncredited)
Claire Davenport ... Hotel Maid (uncredited)
Dan Farrell ... Jacques Clouseau (in WWII footage) (uncredited)

Rich Little ... Sir Charles Litton (voice) (uncredited)

Dudley Sutton ... Hugh McClaren (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Wagner ... George Lytton (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
Writing credits
Blake Edwards (story)

Frank Waldman (screenplay) &
Tom Waldman (screenplay) &
Blake Edwards (screenplay) &
Geoffrey Edwards (screenplay)

Produced by
Tony Adams .... producer
Blake Edwards .... producer
Jonathan D. Krane .... executive producer
Gerald T. Nutting .... associate producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan Jones 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Production Design by
Peter Mullins 
Art Direction by
Tim Hutchinson (supervising art director)
John Siddall 
Alan Tomkins 
Set Decoration by
Jack Stephens 
Costume Design by
Patricia Edwards 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Peter Frampton .... makeup artist
John Isaacs .... hair design consultant
Joyce James .... key hair stylist
Bobbie Smith .... key hair stylist
Daphne Vollmer .... hair stylist: second unit
Production Management
Denis Johnson Jr. .... production supervisor
Denis Johnson .... production manager: second unit (as Denis Johnson Sr.)
Bernard Mazauric .... production manager: French unit
Peter Corbett .... production runner (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mishka Cheyko .... first assistant director: France (as Michel Cheyko)
Ray Corbett .... first assistant director
Peter Kohn .... second assistant director
Terry Marcel .... second unit director
Michael Murray .... first assistant director: second unit
Kieron Phipps .... second assistant director
Callum McDougall .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ron Baker .... production buyer
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Bernie Hearn .... stand-by props
Dave Jordan .... property master
Damien Lanfranchi .... art department coordinator: France
Vic Simpson .... construction manager
Joe Swift .... propman: second unit
Tony Wheeler .... chargehand propman: second unit
Andrew Ackland-Snow .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... chief dubbing mixer
Roy Charman .... sound mixer
Danny Daniel .... sound mixer: second unit
Gordon Daniels .... sound editor
John Hayward .... dubbing mixer
Richard Langford .... dubbing mixer
Teddy Mason .... sound editor (as Ted Mason)
George Rice .... sound engineer
Bob Risk .... assistant sound editor
Jim Roddan .... sound editor
John Salter .... boom operator
Graham V. Hartstone .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Evans .... special effects supervisor: second unit
George Gibbs .... special effects supervisor
Michael White .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Martin Body .... matte camera (uncredited)
Peter Melrose .... matte painting (uncredited)
Roy Alon .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Derek V. Browne .... camera operator: second unit (as Derek Browne)
Mike Bulley .... clapper loader: second unit
Frank Connor .... still photographer: second unit
Tony Cridlin .... camera grip
John Harris .... camera operator
Mike Heaviside .... vtr operator
Steve Keith-Roach .... clapper loader (as Stephen Keith-Roach)
Roger McDonald .... focus puller: second unit
Bill Osbourne .... camera grip: second unit
George Pearman .... electrical supervisor: second unit
Mike Roberts .... camera operator: second unit (as Michael Roberts)
Robert Webster .... electrical supervisor
David Wynn-Jones .... focus puller
Robin Browne .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Peter Corbett .... assistant videosplit operator (uncredited)
Animation Department
David H. DePatie .... animated characters
Friz Freleng .... animated characters
Art Leonardi .... animator: title sequence (as Arthur Leonardi)
Warren Batchelder .... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Alison Julian .... background artist: main titles (uncredited)
Bob Kirk .... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Virgil Ross .... animator: main titles (uncredited)
Martin Strudler .... layout artist: main titles (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lucy Boulting .... assistant casting director
Caroline Mazauric .... casting director: France
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe mistress
Martin Dias .... wardrobe master: second unit
Tiny Nicholls .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
David Beesley .... assistant editor
Neil Farrell .... assistant editor
Nigel Galt .... assistant editor
Location Management
Bryan Coates .... location manager: second unit
Music Department
Robert Hathaway .... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Henry Mancini .... conductor
Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Trish Caroselli .... assistant to producers
Marilyn Clarke .... continuity assistant
Jennifer Collen-Smith .... publicity assistant
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Lindsey Jones .... publicity director
Lesley Keane .... assistant: Mr. Adams
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Doreen Soan .... continuity: second unit
Bernard Spence .... production accountant
Francine Taylor .... assistant: Mr. Edwards
Joyce Turner .... production assistant
Peter Corbett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nick Heckstall-Smith .... production staff (uncredited)
Peter Sellers .... dedicatee (as Peter)
Crew believed to be complete

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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:K-8 | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Norway:12 (1982) | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | UK:A (cut) | USA:PG (Approved No. 26805) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

The actor who plays Inspector Clouseau at the end of the film, seen only from the back, was Joe Dunne.See more »
Continuity: The amount of cigarette ashes on Clouseau's car dash appears to have more than in a previous shot.See more »
Marie Jouvet:So far, the incident hasn't even been investigated. And if Bruno Langlois is in the mood to deny the allegation, I will be happy to repeat it on the witness stand.See more »
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Last real panther-film and a fine tribute to Sellers., 15 December 2000
Author: Mika Pykäläaho ( from Järvenpää, Finland

Some might call this movie a felonious grave robbery but I think this is a fine tribute to a late comedian master. I don't think it was such a bad idea to take some unused scenes and older highlights and put together a completely new film after decease of masterful Peter Sellers.

Even though sequences with Jacques Clouseau don't fit the plot perfectly, it works. There are couple of brilliantly hilarious never-seen-before scenes with Sellers in here and to me that's a reason enough to make this film, I'm sure. I also have to admit Richard Mulligan is superb in the role of Clouseau's father. Bit strange sequel but cool stuff and great fun.

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