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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.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Frank Waldman (screenplay), Blake Edwards (screenplay)

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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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Certificate:

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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:

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

In several scenes Peter Sellers wears a necklace bearing a pendant with the Hindu OM symbol. Sellers' friend George Harrison, a Hare Krishna devotee, told of how he and Sellers, on a plane caught in a terrible storm, chanted the Hare Krishna mantra until it safely landed. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene after the opening credits, Closeau gets off the elevator of the building where he lives. He is carrying groceries, and rice spills from a bags forming a big pile in the elevator. In subsequent shots, as Closeau opens the door to his flat and accidentally rips his pants, the pile of rice disappears. In the last shot, when he finally enters his apartment, the pile of rice is visible once more. See more »

Quotes

Clouseau: I have just received word that former Chief Inspector Dreyfus has escaped from the insane asylum. For some reason, the Deputy Commissioner thinks that he might try to kill me. Obviously, the poor man is crazier than anyone gives him the credits for.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits begin with an animated Inspector Clouseau entering a cinema hall to watch a film. He is constantly beleaguered by the Pink Panther, however, and when the Panther appears on the screen impersonating various features (Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Batman, King Kong, The Sound of Music, Dracula, Singin' in the Rain, and a silent film), the Inspector finally loses his temper and climbs into the screen to get him... ending up trapped inside. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Rififi (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Herbert Lom
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One of the better 'Panther' outings.
15 March 2007 | by vip_ebriegaSee all my reviews

My Take: Sellers is still strong in this sillier, but just as hilarious, offering.

This is one of my favorite entries in the "Pink Panther" series of films. Peter Sellers is always in his most hilarious as clumsy Inspector Clouseau. Herbert Lom, Lesley Ann-Down and Burt Kwouk give superb supporting roles. And Blake Edwards makes everything hilarious as it should. This one ranks one of the best. It features one of Clouseau's clumsiest, the wonderfully hilarious karate sequence between Cato and Clouseau and a wonderfully exhibited comedy plot, about Clouseau's former Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfuss cracking up and finds a sinister way to find Clouseau and uses a large laser to threaten the world to give away Clouseau. Though not A SHOT IN THE DARK, this is one of the funnier outings in the entertaining, if totally uneven PINK PANTHER series.

Rating: ***1/2 out of 5.


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