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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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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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Curse of the Pink Panther  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$49,579,269, 31 December 1978
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Trivia

When Sellers first goes into the 'Balls' costume shop and put on his midget costume he shows acknowledgment to his final scene in Dr. Stangelove by stating "I can walk", obviously missing out the "Mein Fuhrer" part. 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

Clouseau: Special delivery - a bomb
[pronounced "beumb"]
Clouseau: Were you expecting one? A beaum?
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Crazy Credits

As the film ends an animated Clouseau shows up with a blunderbuss intent on shooting the pink-panther. See more »

Connections

References Gigi (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Thank Heaven for Little Girls
(uncredited)
Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Performed by Peter Sellers
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Avenging
14 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Incorrectly pronounced dead after his car crashes and explodes, Inspector Clouseau goes undercover to investigate whether an attempt was made on his life in this fifth Blake Edwards 'Pink Panther' film. As with the previous entries, everything is buoyed up by Peter Sellers perfectly playing a bumbling fool completely oblivious to his own incompetence. Sellers has a deliciously absurd array of disguises this time too, including a pirate get-up with inflatable shoulder parrot, and Burt Kwuok nicely has a chance to add dimension to Cato, who helps Sellers in his investigation this time, rather than just randomly attacking him. Promising as the film may sound, it sags more often than its predecessors with lags between jokes. Herbert Lom also has too little screen time, not appearing at all for over half an hour, despite second billing; his looks of disbelief, wondering if he has gone mad as he keeps seeing the supposedly dead Sellers alive, make for an excellent running gag that is not used often enough. The film is also let down by its most effects-driven scene in a fireworks factory paling by comparison to a very similar bit in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. With Sellers solid as ever, another lot of great animated opening credits (Dyan Cannon's name appears on a cannon here!) and Lom and Kwuok giving it their all in their all when on screen, 'Revenge' is still a worthwhile film, especially for fans of the series. Sure, the formula begins to wear thin this time, but 'begin' is the operative word as this entry is really not as far below par as one might expect from its reputation.


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