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The Pink Panther Strikes Again -- After escaping from an insane asylum, the hilariously crazy Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) sends 26 assassins on the trail of hapless Inspector Closeau (Peter Sellers).

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Director:
Writers:
Frank Waldman (screenplay) and
Blake Edwards (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 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:
The Genius Of Peter Sellers 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)
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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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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 title of this film is misleading, as the "Pink Panther" - the large diamond featured in the first Clouseau Pink Panther movies, The Pink Panther (1963) and The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) - is not featured (or even mentioned) in this film. By the 1970s, the name "Pink Panther" had become so synonymous with Inspector Clouseau - and the animated panther featured in the opening credits - that all future Clouseau films would include "Pink Panther" in the title.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:
Dreyfus:Now this is my plan. Step number one: I will recruit the world's greatest criminal mind. Step number two: I will build an organization so sinister, so powerful, that by comparison La Cosa Nostra will seem like the Vienna Boys' Choir!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Victor Victoria (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Until You Love MeSee more »

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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The Genius Of Peter Sellers, 3 January 2001
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

The inimitable Peter Sellers strikes again as Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, in this fourth installment of the classic `Pink Panther' series, `The Pink Panther Strikes Again,' directed by Blake Edwards. Given the fact that the assessment of comedy is intrinsically subjective, this film is arguably laugh for laugh and sight gag for sight gag the funniest of the five (followed closely by the second of the series, the hilarious farce, `A Shot In The Dark). In this one, former Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is about to be released from the mental hospital-- in which he has resided since being driven crazy by Clouseau-- when on the very afternoon of his hearing he is visited by none other than Clouseau himself, who has come to speak on behalf of his former boss. Suffice to say that by the time Clouseau is through `helping,' he is driven from the premises by the relapsed, raving madman, Dreyfus. And it's only the beginning of the inept French Inspector's antics that, before it is over, will include a trip to the Ocktoberfest, encounters with a dozen hit-men from around the world, a beautiful Russian spy named Olga (Lesley-Anne Down), a surprise Egyptian spy (who will remain nameless) and a one-man assault on a castle. As Laurel and Hardy proved so many times before, for every action there is a reaction; a theorem of which proof is unequivocally provided here by the relationship between Sellers and Lom. This was the film in which Edwards and his stars not only further devised, but honed to perfection, their foolproof formula for laughs: After the `first wave' of hilarity provided by Sellers, it is followed up-- in just enough instances to be totally effective-- by Lom's reaction to 1.) Sellers directly (as in the first, classic scene at the mental hospital), or 2.) Lom's reaction to Seller's antics as they are related to him by a third party. It's a one-two punch that never fails and which, in effect, derives twice the fun from a single gag. And it's brilliant. But at the end of the day, it must be noted that there is one element above all else that accounts for the success of this film, and that, of course, is the Man himself, Peter Sellers. Sellers must be regarded as-- if not `the,' then at least one of the-- funniest actors ever to grace the silver screen. There was no end to the ways he could make you laugh; from the subtlest expression-- an eye averted or perhaps the slight raising of an eyebrow-- to the broadest slapstick, it was all within his personal domain, and he was the Master. Physically, practically all he had to do to get a laugh was show up; consider the scene in which he arrives at the hospital to visit Dreyfus: As he saunters across the lawn of the vast grounds surrounding the buildings, a croquet mallet and ball lying to one side catches his eye; there is just the slightest hesitation in his step, the subtlest change of expression in his eyes and the merest inclination of the head. And there, in that briefest of moments upon the screen, you know-- beyond the shadow of a doubt-- what is about to transpire. And you're right; a moment later Clouseau has the mallet in his hand and his foot on the ball, and even as it's happening-- just as you knew it would in that split second before it did-- he has you on the floor laughing. That was the gift-- and the genius-- of Peter Sellers. Was every film he made a classic? A great film? Of course not; but you would be hard put to find a single performance of his, even in a bad film (Like 1970's `There's A Girl In My Soup'), that did not embody that unique spark that defined him. It was certainly alive in his portrayal of Clouseau (possibly the definitive Seller's character), and in retrospect, what a shame it seems that there were only five `Panther' movies ever made. But so it is, and shall ever be. The supporting cast includes Burt Kwouk (as the ever faithful and attacking manservant, Cato), Andre Maranne (Francois), Colin Blakely (Alec Drummond), Leonard Rossiter (Inspector Quinlan), Richard Vernon (Dr. Fassbender), Briony McRoberts (Margo) and Michael Robbins (Jarvis). A funny movie that showcases one of Cinema's truly unique and funny actors, `The Pink Panther Strikes Again' is a side-splitting, fun movie you can watch over and over and never grow tired of. The best of the series, it stands as a glowing tribute to the comedic genius of Peter Sellers. I rate this one 10/10.

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