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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

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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.

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 André Maranne ... Francois (as Andre Maranne)
Byron Kane Byron Kane ... Secretary of State
Howard K. Smith ... Himself (scenes deleted)
Dick Crockett 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 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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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 »

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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 »

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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Trivia

Lesley-Anne Down was cast as Olga by mistake. Blake Edwards meant to audition Nicola Pagett, who played Elizabeth Bellamy on Upstairs, Downstairs (1971), but auditioned Ms. Down, who played Georgia Worsley on later episodes of that same series. Julie Andrews commented that she didn't look like the actress in the series, but Edwards blamed the lighting and make-up. See more »

Goofs

When Clouseau sits on Inspector Quinlan's padded cushion and it emits a sound, Dudley Sutton is clearly seen trying to stop himself laughing. See more »

Quotes

Olga Bariosova: I gave Cato the night off.
Clouseau: But what has happened to my reum?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, one of the movies parodied is The Sound of Music (1965), which starred Blake Edwards' wife Julie Andrews. 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

Spoofs Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Hilarity and good fun
17 November 2002 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

Inspector Clouseau...Commissioner Dreyfuss...Gerald Ford. What don't you have in this movie?

Funny film to watch again and again. The chemistry is perfect between Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom. There are so many jokes and laughs throughout, I usually pick up something new after each viewing, especially Clouseau's accent. The castle scene with the dentist visit has got to be one of the funniest moments recorded on film. You'd swear there really was nitrous oxide in the room. I always get a chuckle from the apartment scene in the start. I'd never knew how funny the use of slow motion could be. Timing of the jokes are crazier than a set of "parallels". Add Mancini's music which seems to fit each scene quite nicely, thank you.

Probably my favorite of the Pink Panther movies (next to A Shot in the Dark), you have to love Peter Seller's portrayal of the "hit and miss" wonder named Clouseau. Plus, Lesley Anne Down looks great as Olga and makes me appreciate a nice fur coat. Definitely a keeper.


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