The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  15 December 1976 (USA)
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Charles Dreyfus threatens to destroy the world with a doomsday device if Inspector Clouseau is not killed. Naturally, this is far harder than it sounds.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Blakely ...
André Maranne ...
Francois (as Andre Maranne)
Byron Kane ...
Secretary of State
Himself (scenes deleted)
Dick Crockett ...
The President
Richard Vernon ...
Briony McRoberts ...
Margo Fassbender
Dudley Sutton ...
Murray Kash ...
Dr. Zelmo Flek (scenes deleted)
Hal Galili ...
Danny Salvo


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 <>

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15 December 1976 (USA)  »

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Inspector Clouseau Strikes Back  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Lesley-Anne Down replaced Maud Adams. See more »


When Tournier climbs out of the train roof, he is in a toilet with a wall onto a hallway. When he is on top of the train, it has an "open-plan" layout, without hallways. See more »


Clouseau: Are you alright, former chief inspector?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the Pink Panther appears lounging across the words "FIN" (meaning "end."). See more »


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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" escapades...
8 February 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The Pink Panther Strikes Again **** / *****

Dir: Blake Edwards; Starring: Peter Sellers

Funny gazillionth sequel (not literally!) sees Chief Inspector Clouseau (Sellers in his iconic role) being chased down by an escaped madman with nervous ticks. Fun from start to finish, and I actually prefer it to the original "Pink Panther" film. It's zanier, fresher, and seems more like a wild spoof in the vein of "Austin Powers" rather than an outdated, unfunny bore like (I find) the first film.

Highlight: Clouseau trying out the "Hunchback" costume and inflating himself into the air. This was used again in one of the worst films of 2002, "The Master of Disguise," but this is inarguably much better.

**** / *****

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