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The Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)




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In Revenge of the Pink Panther, for the final time, the bumbling but impeturbable Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) maddens his long-suffering boss Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), sharpens his wits and martial skills with his manservant Cato (Burt Kwouk) and foils the bad guys without ever having a clue about what he is doing. In the story, Clouseau allows a gang of drug racketeers to believe that he has been assassinated and dons a series of disguises as he travels all over the world in order to apprehend the culprits. He is assisted by Simone Legree (Dyan Cannon), the former girlfriend of the drug-lord Douvier (Robert Webber). Though it received a very mixed reception from critics, this, the sixth of the Pink Panther series, did very well at the box-office. Sadly, it was actor Peter Sellers' final Pink Panther performance before his death in 1980 (the later film, The Trail of Pink Panther was composed of outtakes from previous Pink Panther films).

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Peter Sellers
as Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Herbert Lom
as Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
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/Claudine Russo
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 Boardmember #1
Maureen Tann
as Chinese Woman
Maria Charlès
as Lady Client
Me Me Lai
as Chinese Woman
Jacqui Simm
as Chinese Woman
Fiesta Mei Ling
as Chinese Woman
Arnold Diamond
as Douvier's Boardmember #2
John Newbury
as President
John Clive
as Aide to President
Brian Jackson
as Police Chief
Margaret Anderson
as Police Chief's Wife
Dave King
as Douvier's Boardmember #4
Andrew Lodge
as Police Sergeant
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
Kien Jing
as Assistant Manager
Steve Plytas
as Douvier's Boardmember #5
Bernie R. Hickban
as Hotel Employee
Andrew Sachs
as Hospital Inmate
John Wyman
as Toledo
Irvin Allen
as Haig & Haig
Robert LaBassiere
as Haig & Haig
Rita Webb
as Lady at Window
Lon Satton
as Sam Spade and the Private Eye
Rosita Yarboy
as Sam Spade and the Private Eye
Pepsi Maycock
as Sam Spade and the Private Eye
Frank Williams
as Gentleman Client
Keith Hodiak
as Sam Spade and the Private Eye
John Heller
as Douvier's Boardmember #3
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Critic Reviews for The Revenge of the Pink Panther

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (1)

What fun it would be to see all those involved - including perhaps the durable Clouseau character - try something from scratch.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Often more frantic than funny.

November 7, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film belongs to Sellers, who never fails to delight as Clouseau with his absurd pronunciations and crazy ways of doing things Perfectly underscoring his movements and those of the rest of the cast is the Henry Mancini score.

August 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Okay, but not the best in the series.

December 15, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sellers' off-screen brutishness really registers this time

March 16, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

...both Sellers and the series looked tired. But even second-rate Sellers is better than no Sellers at all.

May 9, 2003 | Rating: 6/10

Audience Reviews for The Revenge of the Pink Panther

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

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer


very funny film, just like the other ones.

Thomas Bowler
Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

One of the weaker Panther films in the series.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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