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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 ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The all-new adventures of the world's most bumbling detective See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 »

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was during production of this "Pink Panther" film that Blake Edwards had increasing difficulty in communicating with Peter Sellers. The director put this down to the comedian's deteriorating mental state. 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

Clouseau: [after Dreyfus is knocked into the river for a second and third time and Clouseau thinks he is trying to hide that he's upset] I'm afraid today is just not your day, my friend.
Dreyfus: [quickly stands up] Oh, but it is! It is, my "friend" after three, long terrible years it is AT LAST my day! I will not permit, "repeat," not permit anything..."repeat" anything to spoil it. Now, I will walk you to the gate, to the car which should rightfully be mine. And then I will kiss you goodbye!
[...]
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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

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Soundtracks

Singin' in the Rain
(uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
[Plays during the opening credits.]
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My favorite Panther
25 February 2006 | by MacBobbySee all my reviews

I think "Strikes Again" is the most accomplished of the series.

Clouseau's attempts to enter the castle are just impossible to describe: so hilarious I still laugh whenever I recall the scenes. Not to mention the short conversations with the hotel owner (including the now classic "That is not my dog"), and many many others. This movie's probably the best Peter Seller performance, I think. This guy was such a genius: his accent, his acting and his expressions are all unique and still alive.

I can't understand why anyone would want to make new Pink Panther movies now that Peter Sellers is gone.


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