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fter a successful revival of the "The Pink Panther" series with 1974's "The Return of the Pink Panther", director Blake Edwards and comic genius Peter Sellers decided to give it another go around with "The Pink Panther Strikes Again".

Released in 1976, the James Bond-like story, written by Edwards and Frank Waldman, continues the futher hilarious adventures (or is that misadventures?) of the bumbling Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (once again played by Sellers).

Getting to the story, if you remember the previous movie, you'll recall that Clouseau's extreme incompetence drove Chief Inspector Dreyfuss to insanity and, eventually, into the insane asylum. Dreyfuss has recovered well though and at the beginning of film, we find out he's set be released. But who should pay him visit the same day but Clouseau!

The inspector's mishap-prone personality comes through during his short stay (he knocks Dreyfuss into the nearby pond more than few times!) and in no time, Dreyfuss is back to his old crazy self.

Now more determined than ever to kill Clouseau, Dreyfuss, after escaping the asylum, attempts to take the inspectors life once again, this time by bombing his apartment.

Of course, this fails, so Dreyfuss comes up with another plan: gathering a group of thugs, Dreyfuss captures a British scientist, Professor Fassenbender, who is capable of creating a death ray.

Fassenbender is forced to build the machine and when it's completed, Dreyfuss makes his grand threat to the world: he'll destroy it with his new weapon! The only thing he asks for is the death of Clouseau!

The world community agrees to the deal and 26 of the top assassins on earth are hired to trail Clouseau and eliminate him. Will Clouseau's incredibly dumb luck last long enough to save him again? Will Dreyfuss really destroy earth if Clouseau isn't eliminated?

The only way to know is to see "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" and find out for your self...

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Although this movie's plot goes way over-the-top, this episode is often considered the best of the "Pink Panther" series (though the majority, like me, still hold out for "A Shot in the Dark").

That's hardly surprising because some of the best gags in the series are in this one, including the ever famous "Does your dog bite?" sequence. With Sellers back as the bumbling Clouseau and Herbert Lom playing the mad villain to perfection, this movie is perfect for those who love slapstick comedy and fans of the "Pink Panther" series.


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One of the outtakes from this movie explains the reason why Clouseau keeps calling Superintendent Drummond by the title, Sergeant Yard. This outtake can be seen in "The Trail of the Pink Panther" (1982).

Leslie-Anne Down was cast as Olga (the spy who falls for Clouseau) by mistake. Blake Edwards meant to audition Nicola Pagett, who played Elizabeth Bellamy on the TV series "Upstairs, Downstairs", but instead auditioned Ms. Down, who played Georgia Worsley on later episodes of that same series. Edwards wrote off his mistake to lighting and make-up.

One of the trailers for the film was composed from bloopers.

Although it may seem strange to see the word "Pink Panther" in the title, since the diamond is absent from this movie, the word "Pink Panther" is actually a reference to Clouseau. The name had become so synonymous with the inspector and the animated panther shown in the opening titles that it was used with all the later Panther movies.

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

The motorcycle that Jarvis the butler rides is a BMW R90S.

Clouseau's large rectangular parcel - leaning against the table - changes position while he is opening the door to his apartment.

When Clouseau yanks Dreyfuss' tooth, there is no blood.

One time, before shooting the scene where Clouseu arrives at the hotel, someone planted the idea of putting pot in the pipe that the hotel manager, played by Grahm Stark, smokes. Once shooting began, Stark started puffing on it and soon, the fumes started to reach the others on the set and they began laughing uncontrollably. They had to wait until later to film the scene again. [Thanks to Catie]

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again Soundtrack

Henry Mancini composed the musical score for this film again. The familiar "Pink Panther Theme" is back along with new tracks. Most of the songs are just average, but "Come to Me" (performed by Tom Jones) is certainly exceptional. At the 1977 Academy Awards, it was a nominee for "Best Original Song".

Below are the tracks from the film:

1. Main Title from "The Pink Panther Strikes Again": The Pink Panther Theme
2. Inspector Clouseau Theme
3. Great Quasimodo Disguise
4. Beir Fest Polka
5. Come to Me [Instrumental]
6. Until You Love Me
7. Come to Me - Peter Sellers
8. Along Came Omar
9. Until You Love Me [Instrumental]
10. Inspector Clouseau Theme (Reprise)
11. Evil Theme
12. Exodus from the Castle
13. How
14. Plan/The Snatch
15. Until You Love Me [Alternate Take][Instrumental]
16. Doomsday Machine
17. Organ Interlude - Herbert Lom
18. End Credits

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again Movie Details
Year:
1976
Studio:
MGM/United Artists
Director:
Blake Edwards
Starring:
Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Colin Blakely, Lesley-Ann Down
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Genre:
Comedy
  
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Some of the best laughs in the "Pink Panther" films.
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The plot is a bit too bizarre.

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