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Director:
Writers:
Frank Waldman (screenplay) and
Blake Edwards (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 December 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Who is this man ? And what is he doing ? Who Cares. But don't miss my new movie... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Hilarious overkill See more (94 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sellers ... Chief Inspector Clouseau

Herbert Lom ... Dreyfus

Lesley-Anne Down ... Olga

Burt Kwouk ... Cato Fong
Colin Blakely ... Drummond

Leonard Rossiter ... Quinlan
André Maranne ... Francois (as Andre Maranne)
Byron Kane ... Secretary of State

Howard K. Smith ... 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

Robert Beatty ... Admiral
Bob Sherman ... C.I.A. Agent
Phil Brown ... Virginia Senator
Jerry Stovin ... Aide
Paul Maxwell ... C.I.A. Director
Michael Robbins ... Jarvis
Vanda Godsell ... Mrs. Leverlilly

Norman Mitchell ... Mr. Bullock
Patsy Smart ... Mrs. Japonica
Tony Sympson ... Mr. Shork
George Leech ... Mr. Stutterstutt
Harold Berens ... Hotel Clerk (scenes deleted)

Deep Roy ... Italian Assassin (as Roy Deep)
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Dr. Duval
Graham Stark ... Munich Hotel Clerk / Alpenros Hotel Clerk)
Anthony Chinn ... Chinese Assassin
Ivan Hunte ... Piano Player
Josh Little ... Drummer
Joe Sampson ... Bass Player
Gordon Hunte ... Guitar Player

Kevin Scott ... M.C.
John Clive ... Chuck

Chris Langham ... Police Driver (as Christopher Langham)
James Warrior ... Police Constable

Gordon Rollings ... Inmate
Joan Rhodes ... Daphne
Damaris Hayman ... Fiona
Patrick Jordan ... Detective
Richard Bartlett ... Young Man
John Sullivan ... Tournier
Dinny Powell ... Marty the Mugger
Terry Richards ... Bruce the Knife
Bill Cummings ... Hindo Harry
Terry Yorke ... Cairo Fred (as Terry York)
Terence Plummer ... 1st Kidnapper (as Terry Plummer)
Peter Brace ... 2nd Kidnapper
Cyd Child ... Bouncer

Eddie Stacey ... West German Assassin
Herb Tanney ... Norwegian Assassin (as Sado Tanney)
Joe Powell ... Taxi Passenger
Fred Haggerty ... Munich Hotel Doorman
Jack Cooper ... Service Repair Man (scenes deleted) (as Jackie Cooper)
Joanna Dickens ... Fat Lady (scenes deleted)
Priceless McCarthy ... Stewardess (scenes deleted)
Terence Maidment ... West German Assassin (as Terry Maidment)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fran Fullenwider ... Fat Lady (scenes deleted)

Harvey Korman ... Prof. Auguste Balls (scenes deleted)
Marne Maitland ... Deputy Commissioner Lasorde (scenes deleted)
Liz Smith ... Marta Balls (scenes deleted)

Julie Andrews ... Ainsley Jarvis (singing voice) (uncredited)
Jim Bartley ... Second Police Escort on Train (uncredited)
Robert Carrickford ... First Police Escort on Train (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Customer (uncredited)

Shawn McAllister ... Longshoreman (uncredited)
Hartmut Neugebauer ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Omar Sharif ... Egyptian Assassin (uncredited)
April Walker ... Pretty Lady (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Frank Waldman (screenplay) and
Blake Edwards (screenplay)

Produced by
Tony Adams .... associate producer
Blake Edwards .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Waxman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Jones 
 
Casting by
James Liggat  (as Jimmy Liggat)
 
Production Design by
Peter Mullins 
 
Art Direction by
John Siddall 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Bryan Coates .... unit manager
Derek Kavanagh .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Marcel .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Albert Blackshaw .... construction manager
Fred Carter .... set dresser
Dave Jordan .... property master (as David Jordan)
 
Sound Department
Gerry Humphreys .... sound
Jim Roddan .... sound editor
Theodore Soderberg .... sound (as Ted Soderberg)
Peter Sutton .... sound
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Peter Sutton .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kit West .... special effects
 
Stunts
Dick Crockett .... stunt arranger
John Sullivan .... stunt arranger
Joe Dunne .... stunt double: Peter Sellers (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Browne .... gaffer
Ernest Day .... camera operator (as Ernie Day)
George Boner .... best boy (uncredited)
Derek Suter .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Richard Williams .... lead animator
Tony White .... director: animated titles (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe
Bridget Sellers .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Michael John Bateman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Nigel Galt .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Henry Mancini .... conductor
Tony Coe .... musician: tenor sax (uncredited)
Sidney Sax .... concert master (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Davies .... script supervisor
Vicki Deason .... production assistant
Kevin O'Driscoll .... accountant
Scott Hamilton .... media publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
103 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:12 (re-rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:PG (Approved No. 24583) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
The screenplay for this film was written by Frank Waldman and Blake Edwards as one of two possible screenplays (the other being the screenplay that became The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)) for the proposed Pink Panther TV series. After The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) turned out to be a success, Edwards decided to make the unused screenplay into this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Gerald Ford and his staff watch Dreyfus' first TV broadcast, the television set keeps changing channels between shots (watch the lit channel indicator panel).See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
Until You Love MeSee more »

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26 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious overkill, 1 March 2003
Author: Jeff (Inthegoodlife@Aol.com) from Jacksonville, FL

A Shot in the Dark is a better movie but The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the high water mark of the Pink Panther series. Most movie series' throw all inhibition out the window at one point or another and that is the case here. The movie is unrestrained folly with as much style as a hammer over the head. But it's so well done that the movie keeps it's pace of intense idiocy throughout with a slow storm of truly funny bits. The goofiness must never abate or the movie will be exposed and it doesn't abate. Sellers again plays Clouseau with bumbling incompetence. His dead pan style and seriousness in the face of his role is what makes it so great. He's clearly the only one who thinks he's a legitimate police officer and character to begin with. Clouseau's voice that was just slightly unintelligible in A Shot in the Dark is a complete parody here and it's an absolute joy every time I hear it. I can never keep a straight face any time Clouseau says the word 'room.' Only a great comedian can take something so simple and make it classic. Herbert Lom is as good as ever as the tormented Dreyfuss. He's more believably crazy than a lot of other actors I've seen try it. The scene where Clouseau accidentally abuses him at the mental health institute is priceless. One of the few scenes in comedy where I burst out laughing every time is when Dreyfuss steps on the rake and falls back into the water. You never see it coming the first time and it's a riot. The scenes in the gay bar are refreshingly funny despite the stereotypes that are a little less than kind. Clouseau's questioning of the staff is also one of the classic bits in comedy of completely brilliant overkill. His falling down the stairs off of the parallel bars is another burst out laughing moment, as well as when he accidentally whacks Mr. Stutterstut with the ball and chain stuck to his hand. The scenes with Cato are also better than they were in A Shot in the Dark. This movie does not have the gorgeous style or comedic genius of A Shot in the Dark but plays it's stupid humor better. After this, it was probably unnecessary to have any more Pink Panther movies as this was the over the top plot to end all plots. I absolutely love watching this movie.

7.6/10

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