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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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André Maranne ...
Francois (as Andre Maranne)
Byron Kane ...
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Himself (scenes deleted)
Dick Crockett ...
The President
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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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Why are the world's chief assassins after Inspector Clouseau? Why not? Everybody else is. See more »

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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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Trivia

Film debut of Deep Roy. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when the double does the stair fall and Peter Sellers' emerges from behind the furniture. See more »

Quotes

Marty the Mugger: You have several of the world's greatest criminal minds right here, in this very room.
Bruce the Knife: Yeah, why don't we take care of it ourselves?
Dreyfus: Because you wouldn't stand a chance.
[Crims murmur disbelief]
Dreyfus: You don't know Clouseau.
Tournier (a.k.a. Tony the bank robber): He can't be that good.
Dreyfus: Good? Ha, he's not good, he's terrible; he's the worst. There's not another man like him anywhere in the world. Compared to Clouseau this doomsday machine, it's just a mere water pistol.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Pink Panther Story (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Come to Me
Composed by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Tom Jones
Briefly sung by Peter Sellers
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Clouseau and Cato perform
27 November 2001 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Of the Pink Panther series of films, this is the best with the possible exception of the original. Clouseau and Cato outdo themselves in the hide and seek game they play in each film. In this one however they have learnt from the mishaps in previous films and set the tone for a truly hilarious turning of events. The visit to the Oktoberfest takes a real comic view of the Cold War but Clouseau's inspection of the Fassbender house is even better. Throughout the film the storyline twists and turns and together with the background tunes combine terrifically -- see Sellers assault on Mondschein castle! The lunatic Dreyfuss is at his craziest from start to finish, how did he get his eye to twitch so much? The Inspector's love interest played by the very sexy Lesley Ann Down adds a further dimension to the plot with James Bond overtones. A film you can watch again and again.


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