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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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Colin Blakely ...
Drummond
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André Maranne ...
Francois (as Andre Maranne)
Byron Kane ...
Secretary of State
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Himself (scenes deleted)
Dick Crockett ...
The President
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Briony McRoberts ...
Margo Fassbender
Dudley Sutton ...
McClaren
Murray Kash ...
Dr. Zelmo Flek (scenes deleted)
Hal Galili ...
Danny Salvo
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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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In several scenes Peter Sellers wears a necklace bearing a pendant with the Hindu OM symbol. Sellers' friend George Harrison, a Hare Krishna devotee, told of how he and Sellers, on a plane caught in a terrible storm, chanted the Hare Krishna mantra until it safely landed. See more »

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In the first sequence at the gay bar, Closeau and Ainsley Jarvis are talking. Bruno's macaw defecates on the right shoulder of Closeau's jacket. Bruno wipes the excrement, but it leaves a stain. Later in the scene, the stain disappears. See more »

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Margo Fassbender: What are you going to do?
Dreyfus: Something so very, very painful, so hideous, your father will have no choice but to cooperate.
[puts on a glove, with very sharp claws attached to the finger sockets, and walks to the blackboard]
Margo Fassbender: No!
[Dreyfus nods, and scrapes his clawed glove down the blackbird, making a hideous screeching noise]
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Over the Rainbow
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
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Superb comedy with Peter Sellers as one man show accompanied by an excessive Herbert Lom
29 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

After making life intolerable for clumsy Inspector Closeau (Sellers) , former Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfuss (Herbert Lom) goes nutty and is interned in asylum . One time escaped he tries to destroy the world by means of a ray-laser . Besides , he hires a group of hit men to kill Jacques Closeau who's gone to England to investigate the abduction a scientific and being helped by British policemen (Colin Blakely , Leonard Rossiter).

This release is the fourth part of Closeau series and an enjoyable comedy starred by the great Peter Sellers as the inept and bungler Inspector of the French Surete . The movie gets entertaining and hilarious moments here and there . This slapstick contains funny scenes and never slowdown . Herbert Lom parodying his ¨phantom of opera¨ personage is excellent . Appear as secondaries the usual series as Burt Kwouk , Grahame Stark and a gorgeous Lesley Anne Down who replaced Maud Adams . Omar Sharif, who had just worked with director Blake Edwards on " The Tamarind Seed " has a brief cameo as a Russian assassin . Lively and atmospheric music by habitual Henry Mancini and magnificent opening and ending cartoon titles by Richard Williams . The film is well penned and directed , as always , by Blake Edwards . However , original cut run 124 minutes and it was submitted to the British Board of Film Censors ; afterwards , the picture was cut 103 minutes . Several chuckles and gags , the result of which is one of the funniest from series along with ¨A shot in dark¨ , ¨Return of pink panther¨, and ¨Revenge of pink panther¨. The flick will appeal to pink panther series and Peter Sellers fans . This is arguably one of the best pink panther . Two thumbs up.


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