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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  17 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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Olga
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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
Richard Vernon ...
Fassbender
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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Lesley-Anne Down was cast as Olga by mistake. Blake Edwards meant to audition Nicola Pagett, who played Elizabeth Bellamy on Upstairs, Downstairs (1971), but instead auditioned Ms. Down, who played Georgia Worsley on later episodes of that same series. Julie Andrews commented that she didn't look like the actress in the series, but Edwards wrote it off to lighting and make-up. See more »

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Dreyfus says that he will make the U.N. building disappear on October 9th at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time. October 9th is during Daylight Saving Time. See more »

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Clouseau: Now then, what do we know? One, that Professor Fassbinder and his daughter have been kidnapped. Two, that someone has kidnapped them. Three, that my hand is on fire.
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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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Spoofs Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) 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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Hilarity and good fun
17 November 2002 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Inspector Clouseau...Commissioner Dreyfuss...Gerald Ford. What don't you have in this movie?

Funny film to watch again and again. The chemistry is perfect between Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom. There are so many jokes and laughs throughout, I usually pick up something new after each viewing, especially Clouseau's accent. The castle scene with the dentist visit has got to be one of the funniest moments recorded on film. You'd swear there really was nitrous oxide in the room. I always get a chuckle from the apartment scene in the start. I'd never knew how funny the use of slow motion could be. Timing of the jokes are crazier than a set of "parallels". Add Mancini's music which seems to fit each scene quite nicely, thank you.

Probably my favorite of the Pink Panther movies (next to A Shot in the Dark), you have to love Peter Seller's portrayal of the "hit and miss" wonder named Clouseau. Plus, Lesley Anne Down looks great as Olga and makes me appreciate a nice fur coat. Definitely a keeper.


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