The Pink Panther Strikes Again

1976

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

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Most Inspector Clouseau fans regard The Pink Panther Strikes Again as the best of the clumsy Parisian detective's "comeback" films of the 1970s. Driven insane by the stupidities of Clouseau (Peter Sellers), ex-inspector Dreyfuss (Herbert Lom) transforms into a master criminal. Kidnapping the inventor of a death ray, Dreyfuss threatens to use the demon device indiscriminately unless Clouseau is offered as a "sacrifice." A hunted man, Clouseau is forced to adopt one transparent (but hilarious) disguise after another. He is rescued from being incinerated by Dreyfuss when Soviet spy Olga (Leslie Ann Down) falls in love with him and strives to protect him.

Cast

Peter Sellers
as Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Herbert Lom
as Former Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
Colin Blakely
as Section Director Alec Drummond
Lesley-Anne Down
as Olga Bariosova
Andre Maranne
as Francois
Marne Maitland
as Deputy Commissioner
Richard Vernon
as Dr. Hugo Fassbender
Briony McRoberts
as Margo Fassbender
Dick Crockett
as President Gerald Ford
Byron Kane
as Secretary of State Kissinger
Paul Maxwell
as CIA Director
Julie Andrews
as Singing voice of Ainslie Jarvis
Jerry Stovin
as Presidential Aide
Phil Brown
as Virginia Senator
Bob Sherman
as CIA Agent
Robert Beatty
as US Admiral
Vanda Godsell
as Mrs. Leverlilly
Norman Mitchell
as Mr. Bullock
Patsy Smart
as Mrs. Japonica
Tony Sympson
as Mr. Shork
George Leech
as Mr. Stutterstut
Murray Kash
as Dr. Zelmo Flek
April Walker
as Pretty Lady
Hal Galili
as Danny Salvo
Dinny Powell
as Marty, the Mugger
Terry Richards
as Bruce, the Knife
Bill Cummins
as Hindu Harry
Terry Yorke
as Cairo Fred
Terry Plummer
as Kidnapper
Peter Brace
as Kidnapper
John Sullivan
as Tournier
Cyd Child
as Bouncer
Eddie Stacey
as West German Assassin
Terry Maidment
as West German Assassin
Omar Sharif
as Egyptian Assassin
Deep Roy
as Indian Assassin
Anthony Chinn
as Chinese Assassin
Herb Tanney
as Norwegian Assassin
Joe Powell
as Munich Hotel Doorman
Jackie Cooper
as Service Repairman
Harold Berens
as Hotel Clerk
Graham Stark
as Hotel Clerk
Bill Cummings
as Hindo Harry
Ivan Hunte
as Piano Player
Gordon Hunte
as Guitar Player
Josh Little
as Drummer
Joe Sampson
as Bass Player
Chris Langham
as Police Driver
James Warrior
as Police Constable
Patrick Jordan
as Detective
Fred Haggerty
as Munich Hotel Doorman
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Critic Reviews for The Pink Panther Strikes Again

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Audience Reviews for The Pink Panther Strikes Again

  • Oct 06, 2012
    Another movie that follows the same basic formula of Jacques Clouseau being a buffoon and creating havoc everywhere he goes. But the movie has a bit of a "twist" with former Chief Inspector Dreyfuss, having been driven insane by Clouseau, becoming a super-villain and creating his own league of super-villains. It is by far the silliest entry in a movie series that's already silly by its nature, trust me when I say that. But, again, Peter Sellers makes it work with his tremendous work as Jacques Clouseau. The movie has by far some of the funniest scenes in the entire series, but there's also a point where the movie drags worse than the other films in the series. The film slows down tremendously for about 20 minutes or so during the Oktoberfest massacre. Which is kind of a shame, because the movie was on its way to being the funniest film in the series, not necessarily the best...but certainly the funniest. Unfortunately, it never reaches those heights. Still, it's a very fun film nonetheless, I'd definitely recommend it anyway. Unless you don't like really silly movies, in which case, this won't be to your liking.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" is a total letdown. Not only is it boring, crass, and unappealing, but it thinks that it's being funny while doing all of those things. The humor is the same uninspired shtick that you'd see in any other movie and the plot doesn't really begin until about an hour in. This is a true disappointment for Blake Edwards, who is a good director.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2011
    The Pink Panther is a letdown. Not only is it boring, crass, and unappealing, but it thinks that it's being funny while doing all of those things. The slapstick was the same that you'd see in any other movie and there's practically no plot until about an hour in. This is a true disappointment for Blake Edwards, who is a great director.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2010
    Peter Sellers' makes the role of the fool look easy - but he is a genius. Strikes Again, in my opinion, is the funniest of the Pink Panther movies when it comes to one-liners and gut-busters. The scene where Clouseau interrogates the Fosbender staff may be one of the funniest things on film - EVER. But the story isn't what makes this movie good (thank goodness). "That is what I have been saying you idiot!" Clouseau's development as a character from the original Pink Panther through the later films is a testament to Sellers' genius. It's such a pity that his career was cut short. Strikes Again is one of his greatest works as Clouseau, and for non-stop laughs this is definitely the most entertaining of the Pink Panther collection. Story: B+ Acting: A- Direction: A- Visuals: B Overall: B+ ***1/2 out of 4 stars
    Matthew R Super Reviewer

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