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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who has finally cracked over Inspector Jacques Clouseau's (Peter Sellers') antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Frank Waldman (screenplay), Blake Edwards (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Chief Inspector Clouseau
Herbert Lom ... Charles Dreyfus
Lesley-Anne Down ... Olga
Burt Kwouk ... Cato
Colin Blakely ... Drummond
Leonard Rossiter ... Quinlan
André Maranne ... Francois (as Andre Maranne)
Byron Kane ... Secretary of State
Howard K. Smith ... Self (scenes deleted)
Dick Crockett ... The President
Richard Vernon ... Dr. Hugo Fassbender
Briony McRoberts Briony McRoberts ... Margo Fassbender
Dudley Sutton ... McClaren
Murray Kash Murray Kash ... Dr. Zelmo Flek (scenes deleted)
Hal Galili ... Danny Salvo
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Storyline

Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) escapes from the mental asylum and tries to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers). 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 twenty-two 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Why are the world's chief assassins after Inspector Clouseau? Why not? Everybody else is. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Michael Robbins' singing was dubbed by Dame Julie Andrews. See more »

Goofs

Around 01:37:10, Clouseau is wearing a classic underpants. On the next shot, when he falls back, he's wearing a large underpants. See more »

Quotes

[after Clouseau accidentally reduces a piano to a pile of splinters]
Mrs. Leverlilly: You've ruined that piano!
Clouseau: What is the price of one piano compared to the terrible crime that's been committed here?
Mrs. Leverlilly: But that's a priceless Steinway!
Clouseau: Not anymore!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Earlier versions of this film had all sight of Peter Sellers' nunchaku removed from UK video releases until the censors' weapons reform in 1999. All versions of this film released after that time have the nunchaku reinstated. See more »

Connections

Followed by Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Spender
(uncredited)
Music by Cy Coleman
[Plays during the opening credits.]
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User Reviews

One of the better "Panther" escapades...
8 February 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

The Pink Panther Strikes Again **** / *****

Dir: Blake Edwards; Starring: Peter Sellers

Funny gazillionth sequel (not literally!) sees Chief Inspector Clouseau (Sellers in his iconic role) being chased down by an escaped madman with nervous ticks. Fun from start to finish, and I actually prefer it to the original "Pink Panther" film. It's zanier, fresher, and seems more like a wild spoof in the vein of "Austin Powers" rather than an outdated, unfunny bore like (I find) the first film.

Highlight: Clouseau trying out the "Hunchback" costume and inflating himself into the air. This was used again in one of the worst films of 2002, "The Master of Disguise," but this is inarguably much better.

**** / *****


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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspector Clouseau Strikes Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Füssen, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$33,833,201

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,833,201
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Amjo Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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