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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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The newest, Pinkest Panther of all! See more »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

In one shot against the balcony during the "hovering Quasimodo" scene, the wires holding up Clouseau are visible. 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

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

Connections

Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Come to Me
Composed by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Tom Jones
Briefly sung by Peter Sellers
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One of the better 'Panther' outings.
15 March 2007 | by See 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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