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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chief Inspector Clouseau
... Charles Dreyfus
... Olga
... Cato
... Drummond
... Quinlan
André Maranne ... Francois (as Andre Maranne)
Byron Kane ... Secretary of State
... Himself (scenes deleted)
Dick Crockett ... The President
... Dr. Hugo Fassbender
Briony McRoberts ... Margo Fassbender
... McClaren
Murray Kash ... Dr. Zelmo Flek (scenes deleted)
... 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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Film debut of Deep Roy. See more »

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When Clouseau is on the walking machine in the gymnasium "reum", he is wearing one brown shoe and one blue shoe. See more »

Quotes

Clouseau: You have received a beump on the head.
Dreyfus: Beump?
Clouseau: What?
Dreyfus: You said beump.
Clouseau: Yes, I know that. It is a large beump. You could receive the concussion from such a beump.
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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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But that's a priceless Steinway!...Not any more!
20 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

For my money, The Pink Panther Strike Again is the funniest of all the Pink Panther movies.

Peter Sellers is back as the clueless Inspector Clouseau. Herbert Lom is hysterical as Chief Inspector Dreyfus who has finally gone mad and kidnaps a scientist in order to construct a death ray.

Clouseau's slow motion kung fu battle with Cato rates as one of the funniest slap stick bits of the 1970s. There are good comedy performances all around, and a cameo from Omar Sharif as the Egyptian assassin. The cross dressing butler, Jarvis, does a great job with "Until You Love Me," (voiced by Julie Andrews, who was married to Blake Edwards at the time).

There hasn't been comedy like this in years. Peter Sellers makes the others look second rate by comparison.


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