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The Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)




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In 1975, with both Blake Edwards' and Peter Sellers' careers at their lowest ebb, they both got together again to collaborate on a sequel to one of their key film successes of the 1960s with The Return of the Pink Panther and the film was a phenomenal success. So much so that they struck gold again with the inevitable follow-up film, The Pink Panther Strikes Again in 1976. But by 1978, it was obvious that both Edwards and Sellers were heartily sick of the series and each other, and it shows in The Revenge of the Panther. In this film, the inept Chief Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is hot on the trail of an international drug ring, headed by millionaire drug smuggler Philippe Douvier (Robert Webber), whose seduced and abandoned mistress, Simone Legree (Dyan Cannon), helps Clouseau bring down the dope ring. Once again, Clouseau adopts an array of music-hall disguises to track his prey and, once again, the crazed Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is out to kill him. Of particular interest this time out, however, is the pointedly nasty and self-loathing gags that blanket the film -- from a mad sight gag of a group of gangsters on a motorcycle and sidecar, careening off a pier and into the ocean -- accentuated by the motorcycle hitting a speed bump right before the vehicle flies off the pier, causing all the stunt doubles' heads to violently snap back in unison; to the shocking sight of Dreyfus falling head-first into Clouseau's open grave.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Blake Edwards, Ron Clark, Frank Waldman
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On DVD: Aug 15, 2001


Peter Sellers
as Chief Insp. Jacques ...
Herbert Lom
as Chief Insp. Charles ...
Dyan Cannon
as Simone Legree
Robert Webber
as Philippe Douvier
Burt Kwouk
as Cato Fong
Paul Stewart
as Julio Scallini
Robert Loggia
as Marchione
Graham Stark
as Dr. Auguste Balls
Tony Beckley
as Guy Algo
Adrienne Corri
as Therese Douvier
Andre Maranne
as Francois
Sue Lloyd
as Claude Russo/Claudin...
Alfie Bass
as Fernet
Douglas Wilmer
as Police Commissioner
Paul Antrim
as Lookout
Elisabeth Welch
as Madame Wu
Charles Augins
as Vic Vancouver
Alec Bregonzi
as Douvier's Boardmembe...
Maria Charlès
as Lady Client
Maureen Tann
as Chinese Woman
Me Me Lai
as Chinese Woman
Jacqui Simm
as Chinese Woman
Fiesta Mei Ling
as Chinese Woman
Arnold Diamond
as Douvier's Boardmembe...
John Newbury
as President
John Clive
as Aide to President
Brian Jackson
as Police Chief
Dave King
as Douvier's Boardmembe...
Margaret Anderson
as Police Chief's Wife
Andrew Lodge
as Police Sergeant
Robert La Bassiere
as Haig & Haig Guy #2
Henry McGee
as Officer Bardot
Julian Orchard
as Hospital Clerk
Michael Ward
as Realtor
John Bluthal
as Cemetery Guard
John A. Tinn
as Mr. Chow
Steve Plytas
as Douvier's Boardmembe...
Kien Jing
as Assistant Manager
Bernie R. Hickban
as Hotel Employee
John Wyman
as Toledo
Irvin Allen
as Haig & Haig
Robert LaBassiere
as Haig & Haig
Lon Satton
as Sam Spade and the Pr...
Rita Webb
as Lady at Window
Rosita Yarboy
as Sam Spade and the Pr...
Frank Williams
as Gentleman Client
Pepsi Maycock
as Sam Spade and the Pr...
Keith Hodiak
as Sam Spade and the Pr...
John Heller
as Douvier's Boardmembe...
Andrew Sachs
as Hospital Inmate
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Critic Reviews for The Revenge of the Pink Panther

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
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April 15, 2004
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Okay, but not the best in the series.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Revenge of the Pink Panther

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies!

Wahida K

Super Reviewer


very funny film, just like the other ones.

Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

One of the weaker Panther films in the series.

Dean King

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