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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 »

Directors:

Piers Haggard, Richard Quine (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Rudy Dochtermann (screenplay), Jim Moloney (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Fu Manchu / Nayland Smith
Helen Mirren ... Alice Rage
David Tomlinson ... Sir Roger Avery
Sid Caesar ... Joe Capone
Simon Williams ... Robert Townsend
Steve Franken ... Pete Williams
Stratford Johns ... Ismail
John Le Mesurier ... Perkins
John Sharp ... Sir Nules Thudd
Clément Harari Clément Harari ... Dr. Wretch
Kwan-Young Lee Kwan-Young Lee ... Tong
John Tan John Tan ... Dacoit
Philip Tan ... Dacoit
Serge Julien Serge Julien ... Dacoit
Johns Rajohnson Johns Rajohnson ... Dacoit
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

BEWARE! See this movie - An hour later you'll want to see it again! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das boshafte Spiel des Dr. Fu Man Chu See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,399,109, 10 August 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,697,276
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The age of Dr. Fu Manchu was 168. See more »

Quotes

Fu Manchu: You were the only worthy adversary I ever had Nayland, the only one.
Nayland Smith: But I hated you Fu. Oh God, did I hate you.
Fu Manchu: Yes, but they were the good old days.
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Connections

Follows The Fiery Hand (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule Britannia
(uncredited)
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 ken_ekelundSee 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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