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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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$33,833,201 (USA)
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Trivia

Blake Edwards' original cut ran 124 minutes, and was submitted to the British Board of Film Censors in 1976. Afterward, the film was cut to 103 minutes. That version was shown in cinemas, on VHS and on DVD. Most of the cut scenes involved Sellers' journey to, and arrival in, England. The 124-minute original cut has never surfaced, but a large chunk of the deleted footage was used in Trail of the Pink Panther (1982). The scenes include Peter Sellers in the car on the way to the airport, Sellers on a plane to England (excerpts are in the trailer), Sellers meeting the English police at the airport, and an extended version of Sellers going into his apartment near the beginning of the film, with rice flying everywhere. Deleted scenes involving Harvey Korman's character "Balls" also ended up in Trail of the Pink Panther (1982). See more »

Goofs

When Gerald Ford and his staff watch Dreyfus' first TV broadcast, the television keeps changing channels between shots (watch the lit channel indicator panel). See more »

Quotes

[Clouseau has dressed himself as a local doctor/dentist in order to gain access to the gothic castle that is Dreyfus' headquarters; he is now examining Dreyfus for a bad tooth, but accidentally puts his thumb in Dreyfus' eye instead]
Dreyfus: OW! My eye!
Clouseau: Your eye? I thought it was your tooth.
Dreyfus: Hmm? It IS my tooth!
Clouseau: I wish you'd make your mind up; I don't normally make castle-calls in the middle of the night yeu kneuw!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
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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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