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 »


At the end of the film, as the three characters plummet into the river, Clouseau is clearly played by a stunt double. Peter Sellers' hairy back, visible in the previous scene, is perfectly smooth. See more »


Quinlan: You'll need help.
Clouseau: I prefer to do this alone.
Quinlan: Yes, but if Dreyfus is what we suspect, he probably has an army behind him.
Clouseau: No, of course it won't be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is. That is why I have always failed where others have succeeded.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, one of the movies parodied is The Sound of Music (1965), which starred Blake Edwards' wife Julie Andrews. See more »


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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Herbert Lom
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My favorite Panther
25 February 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I think "Strikes Again" is the most accomplished of the series.

Clouseau's attempts to enter the castle are just impossible to describe: so hilarious I still laugh whenever I recall the scenes. Not to mention the short conversations with the hotel owner (including the now classic "That is not my dog"), and many many others. This movie's probably the best Peter Seller performance, I think. This guy was such a genius: his accent, his acting and his expressions are all unique and still alive.

I can't understand why anyone would want to make new Pink Panther movies now that Peter Sellers is gone.

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