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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.

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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>

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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

While shooting in Hong Kong, a policeman saw Burt Kwouk steal a motor scooter and actually chased and arrested him. It took several hours to convince the cop that it was for a movie. See more »

Goofs

When the two killers shoot their way into Dyan Cannon's apartment, both of their guns have silencers yet the sounds we hear are of guns without silencers. See more »

Quotes

[about Clouseau]
Police Commissioner: You knew him intimately.
Chief Insp. Dreyfus: I hated him intimately!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Son of the Pink Panther (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Move 'em Out
Composed by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Sung by Lon Satton
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Sellers again with his immortal personage and the habitual secondaries
26 June 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The French connection(ringleader is Robert Loggia) proposes kill Inspector Clouseau(Sellers) to prove the American Mafia(ringleader is Paul Stewart)what gets importance.Bumbling Clouseau is allegedly killed but he secretly looks for the murder and investigates incognito.He along with the mobster's secretary(Dyan Cannon) travel to Hong Kong where he'll find supposedly his killers.

This release is the fifth part of series and has the inept and bungler Inspector Clouseau from French Surete in the last entry by the late Peter Sellers though he would follow playing but with outtakes in films as¨Trail of the Pink Panther¨. The picture contains hilarious,fresh and diverting moments and never slowdown.The movie has the usual struggles with Kato(Burt Kwouk) and another fighting Kung-Fu style fitting the time(Bruce Lee's operation dragon and chop-socky sub-genre).Inexplicably appears Chief Inspector Dreyfus(Herbert Lom) who was been disintegrated by laser-ray machine in previous film(Pink Panther strikes again),besides appear another customary actors series as Andre Maranne,Graham Stark and known British secondaries as Douglas Wilmer,Ferdy Mayne, Alfie Bass and a Hammer scream girl: Valerie Leon.Excellent opening and ending cartoon titles cartoon by DePaite and Freleng,they will make the successful TV Pink Panther episodes. The flick will like to Pink Panther series enthusiastic and Peter Sellers fans.The film gets memorable occasions for the fun and entertainment.


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