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Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

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.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Frank Waldman (screenplay), Ron Clark (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Herbert Lom ... Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
Burt Kwouk ... Cato Fong
Dyan Cannon ... Simone Legree
Robert Webber ... Philippe Douvier
Tony Beckley ... Guy Algo
Robert Loggia ... Al Marchione
Paul Stewart ... Julio Scallini
André Maranne André Maranne ... Sgt. François Chevalier (as Andre Maranne)
Graham Stark ... Dr. Auguste Balls
Alfie Bass ... Fernet
Sue Lloyd ... Claude Russo
Danny Schiller Danny Schiller ... Cunny
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Montezuma got his revenge. Now it's the Pink Panther's turn! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

19 July 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Pink Panther See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$49,579,269, 31 December 1978
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

CASTLE THUNDER: Several times, starting when Clouseau and Cato try to save Simone at the disco. See more »

Goofs

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

Chief Insp. Dreyfus: Clouseau?
Clouseau: Yes?
Chief Insp. Dreyfus: Are you wounded?
Clouseau: No. Fortunately I was saved by the darkness.
Chief Insp. Dreyfus: So what we need is more light.
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Crazy Credits

An animated Clouseau tries unsuccessfully to shoot the pink panther during the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Godfather (1972) 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 reisen55See 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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