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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

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Charles Dreyfus escapes from the mental asylum and tries to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau. He doesn't succeed at first, so he takes on another strategy, namely to build a Doomsday machine and demand that someone else kills Jacques Clouseau, or Dreyfus will use the machine to wipe out whole cities and even whole countries... With about 22 assassins from all over the globe on his tail, Clouseau decides to find Dreyfus alone and put him back in the mental asylum. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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15 December 1976 (USA)  »

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Frank Waldman and Blake Edwards wrote the screenplay as one of two possibilities for a proposed Pink Panther TV series. The other screenplay became The Return of the Pink Panther (1975). After that film became a success, Edwards made the unused screenplay into this film. See more »

Goofs

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[Suddenly the American football game is interrupted just before the end by Charles Dreyfus' transmission]
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At the end of the closing credits, the Pink Panther appears lounging across the words "FIN" (meaning "end."). See more »

Connections

Followed by Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Until You Love Me
Composed by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Julie Andrews
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One of the better 'Panther' outings.
15 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

My Take: Sellers is still strong in this sillier, but just as hilarious, offering.

This is one of my favorite entries in the "Pink Panther" series of films. Peter Sellers is always in his most hilarious as clumsy Inspector Clouseau. Herbert Lom, Lesley Ann-Down and Burt Kwouk give superb supporting roles. And Blake Edwards makes everything hilarious as it should. This one ranks one of the best. It features one of Clouseau's clumsiest, the wonderfully hilarious karate sequence between Cato and Clouseau and a wonderfully exhibited comedy plot, about Clouseau's former Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfuss cracking up and finds a sinister way to find Clouseau and uses a large laser to threaten the world to give away Clouseau. Though not A SHOT IN THE DARK, this is one of the funnier outings in the entertaining, if totally uneven PINK PANTHER series.

Rating: ***1/2 out of 5.


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