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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:

The newest, Pinkest Panther of all! 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:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Amjo Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Waldman and Blake Edwards wrote the screenplay as one of two possibilities for a proposed Pink Panther TV series. The other screenplay became The Return of the Pink Panther (1975). After that film became a success, Edwards made the unused screenplay into this film. See more »

Goofs

When Gerald Ford and his staff watch Dreyfus' first TV broadcast, the television keeps changing channels between shots (watch the lit channel indicator panel). See more »

Quotes

Margo Fassbender: What are you going to do?
Dreyfus: Something so very, very painful, so hideous, your father will have no choice but to cooperate.
[puts on a glove, with very sharp claws attached to the finger sockets, and walks to the blackboard]
Margo Fassbender: No!
[Dreyfus nods, and scrapes his clawed glove down the blackbird, making a hideous screeching noise]
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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

Spoofs Batman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Herbert Lom
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Another funny farce.
10 October 1999 | by JohnnyJohnHildegaardSee all my reviews

This Pink Panther film ranks as one of the best there ever was... The plot was simple, Chief Inspector Dreyfuss (who is becoming a psycho since A Shot in The Dark), escapes from the mental institute and plan to kill Inspector Clouseau (which is by far one of the best comedy characters of all time). He then kidnaps a professor of high rank and builds a Doomsday device to kill off the world so that Clouseau is gone. Peter Sellers is at his best still as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, getting into and out of trouble with hilarious concepts and quotes. Dreyfuss is very funny and shows his psychotic personality when he becomes an even more psychotic person. Best scene is when Clouseau and his manservant Kato, wreck Clouseau's apartment as they usually do. THIS is comedy at it's finest along with A Shot in The Dark.


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