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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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Dr. Zelmo Flek (scenes deleted)
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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Film debut of Deep Roy. See more »

Goofs

During the "hovering Quasimodo" scene, while Clouseau is talking on the phone, shadows of the houses can be seen on the backdrop, which is meant to be the night sky. See more »

Quotes

Clouseau: [after knocking Cato unconscious, goes to answer the phone] Relax. I'll get it.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits begin with an animated Inspector Clouseau swimming (from the film's end, where a naked Clouseau and Olga and a clothed Cato plunge into water - animated Clouseau is clothed however). At first the Pink Panther chases him like a shark (complete with the Jaws (1975) tune and poster image), but the Inspector realizes the ruse and chases him for the rest of the credits. See more »

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Referenced in Victor Victoria (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Thank Heaven for Little Girls
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Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Performed by Peter Sellers
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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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