Now it's time to try something new again. With Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk. Strikes Again was marketed with the tagline Why are the world's chief assassins after Inspector Clouseau? Official Sites Comedy, Crime. Technical Specs. 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 Steamboat Bill Jr.), the Inspector finally loses his temper and climbs into the screen to get him... ending up trapped inside. Everybody else is. TV Shows. They worked together once on the funniest movie either one has ever done, The Party. Movies. | Plot. Parents Guide. Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who has finally cracked over Inspector Jacques Clouseau's (Peter Sellers') antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an … : The movie was in production from December 1975 to September 1976, with filming taking place from February to June 1976. Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who has finally cracked over Inspector Jacques Clouseau's (Peter Sellers') antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all. Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), the Chief Inspector of the Surete and superior of Inspector Clouseau was last seen in The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) suffering a breakdown cause of Clouseau's torment. However, many of the nations instruct their operatives to kill Clouseau to gain Dreyfus's favor and possibly the Doomsday Machine. If there's one thing I do enjoy, it's a good closet ploy. Determined to take out Clouseau once and for all, he escapes and blows up Clouseau's apartment, but fails to kill Clouseau. What? Dreyfus sets his sights higher. When the inventor says something about using it on Clouseau, Drefus replies that to Clouseau, this doomsday machine would be as effective as a water pistol. , Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film two and a half stars out of four and wrote, "If I'm less than totally enthusiastic about The Pink Panther Strikes Again, maybe it was because I've been over this ground with Clouseau many times before," stating that a time would have to come "when inspiration gives way to habit, and I think the Pink Panther series is just about at that point. Edwards originally conceived Strikes Again as an epic, zany chase film, similar to Edwards' earlier The Great Race, but UA vetoed this long version and the film was edited down to a more conventional length.  Internationally, it earned rentals of $10.5 million for a worldwide total of $30 million. | Directed by Blake Edwards. The opening credits begin with an animated Inspector Clouseau entering a cinema hall to watch a film. Immediately thereafter, a cartoon image of Clouseau emerges from the water, which has been tinted pink, and begins swimming, unaware that a gigantic version of the Pink Panther character is waiting below him with a sharp-toothed, open mouth (a reference to the then-recent film Jaws, made further obvious by the thematic music). , The film earned theatrical rentals of $19.5 million in the United States and Canada from a gross of $33.8 million. , 1976 American British comedy film by Blake Edwards, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Box Office Information", "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (TCM article), "The Pink Panther Strikes Again Review (1976)", "Pink Panther Team Unflappable In Fourth High-Spirited Caper", AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes Nominees, It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Pink_Panther_Strikes_Again&oldid=980326391, Films involved in plagiarism controversies, Articles with French-language sources (fr), Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Byron Kane as the US Secretary of State (, Owing to Peter Sellers's heart condition, whenever possible he would have his stunt double, The role of Olga Bariosova was originally played by, The screenwriters, Blake Edwards and Frank Waldman received a 1977, This page was last edited on 25 September 2020, at 21:47. Clouseau, eluding Dreyfus's henchmen, unwittingly foils Dreyfus's plans when a medieval catapult outside the castle launches him on top of the doomsday machine, causing it to malfunction and fire on Dreyfus and the castle itself. The castle then disappears entirely, taking Dreyfus with it. Many of the nations, however, instruct their assassins to kill other assassins if necessary in order to ensure that their own country can kill Clouseau and thus win Dreyfus's favor and possibly get hold of the Doomsday Machine themselves. Unrecognized by Dreyfus, Clouseau ends up intoxicating both of them with nitrous oxide. Company Credits | In a conquest to save the world, Clouseau heads out to put an end to Dreyfus' terror once and for all. The Pink Panther Strikes Again is a 1976 comedy sequel film, It 5th movie in Pink Panther Films. Clouseau escapes, and a vengeful and now totally insane Dreyfus prepares to use the machine to destroy England. Directed by Blake Edwards. When he is on top of the train, it has an "open-plan" layout, without hallways. The world has 7 days to kill Clouseau or Dreyfus, who has already used it to destroy the United Nations in a dazzling display of power, will turn it on the world. ... A tattoo on Tournier, combined with Olga's dismissively revealed knowledge, reveals to Clouseau Dreyfus's location at a castle in Bavaria, Germany. This movie begins three years later, Dreyfus' doctors think is well enough to be released, but before he is, Clouseau visits him and agitates him into killing him, so he's not released. Earlier versions of this film had all sight of Peter Sellers' nunchaku removed from UK video releases until the censors' weapons reform in 1999. And Clouseau tries to find Dreyfus before he does any more damage. After using it, his only demand is Clouseau. During the film's title sequence, there are references to television's Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Batman, also the films King Kong, The Sound of Music (which starred Blake Edwards's wife, Julie Andrews), Dracula A.D. 1972, Singin' in the Rain, Steamboat Bill, Jr. and Sweet Charity, putting the Pink Panther character and the animated persona of Inspector Clouseau into recognizable events from said movies. Olga woke up and noticed Clouseau left to the bathroom thinking that he's the man that involved her emotionally. : He then decides to recruit some of the best criminals in the world, and then kidnaps a noted English scientist and creates a device that can destroy the world. Olga then comes out and gets in bed with Clouseau. Clouseau turns the lights out and goes to sleep. The Pink Panther Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Dreyfus is elated at the erroneous report of Clouseau's demise, but suffers from a painful toothache and sends for a dentist; when Clouseau hears a dentist is needed at the castle, he disguises himself as an elderly German dentist and finally gains entry to the castle (his earlier attempts at sneaking in the castle had been repeatedly foiled by his general ineptitude and the castle's drawbridge). The Pink Panther Strikes Again is a 1976 comedy film.It is the fifth film in The Pink Panther series and the third to include the phrase Pink Panther in its title, although the Pink Panther diamond is not part of the story. Most ingenious. 103 min With the inspector getting back in bed looking at a magazine, Olga quietly walked over to the bathroom. When he got in bed, he notices the lights on in the other room and goes to turn them off not noticing Olga. Determined to destroy Clouseau once and for all, he kidnaps the inventor of a Doomsday device along with his daughter. Release Dates Clouseau travels to England to investigate Fassbender's disappearance, with typically chaotic results, as Scotland Yard Section Director Alec Drummond (Colin Blakely) and Superintendent Quinlan (Leonard Rossiter) painfully learn. The Pink Panther Strikes Again was rushed into production owing to the success of The Return of the Pink Panther. Movies. : Do you think you could fall in love with an ex-Russian agent? | She turned the lights off and got out of bed wearing nothing but her coyote coat to get a cigarette in the other room. Olga Bariosova The Russian operative, Olga Bariosova (Lesley-Anne Down), who has sneaked into Clouseau's room, seduces the Egyptian, similarly mistaking him for 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. Canby also enjoyed Clouseau's French accent, and wrote, "Both Mr. Dreyfus is elated at Clouseau's apparent demise, but his joy is soured by a bad case of toothache. Plot Keywords The Pink Panther Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. When the real Clouseau arrives, he is perplexed by Olga's affections but learns from her Dreyfus's location at a castle in Bavaria. Returning to Paris, Clouseau is finally reunited with Olga. ScreenDaily A typically disastrous visit from Clouseau on the day of his release prompts a swift relapse which cancels Dreyfus's planned discharge, but he soon escapes anyway, and organizes an elaborate criminal plot to threaten the countries of the world with annihilation by a massive laser weapon if they do not assassinate Clouseau for him. He kidnaps an eminent scientist and forces him to build a machine capable of destroying the world, with the intention of doing so unless Clouseau is delivered to him. Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) escapes from the mental asylum and tries to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers). However, a visit from current Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) resurrects his insanity, and he is denied leaving. Richard Williams (later of Roger Rabbit fame) supervised the animation of the opening and closing sequences for the second and final time; original animators DePatie-Freleng Enterprises would return on the next film, but with decidedly Williamesque influences. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) Lesley-Anne Down as Olga. Despite literally disintegrating in this film (after committing several major crimes), Dreyfus inexplicably returns in the next Pink Panther film, Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978). Meanwhile Dreyfus broadcasts himself to the world to announce his ultimatum. As a result of their orders and Clouseau's obliviousness, all of the other assassins end up killing one another until only the agents of Egypt and Russia remain. His first attempt involves planting a bomb whilst Clouseau destructively duels with his manservant Cato (Burt Kwouk), who is under orders, from Clouseau, to keep Clouseau alert by randomly attacking him. Le Retour de la Panthère rose (1975) La Malédiction de la Panthère rose (1978) Pour plus de détails, voir Fiche technique et Distribution Quand la Panthère rose s'emmêle (The Pink Panther Strikes Again) est un film britannico - américain réalisé par Blake Edwards , sorti en 1976 . | Larry Wilmore, 22 December 2019 As a back-up plan, he abducts a famous scientist in order to build a Doomsday machine which vaporizes whatever it shoots. : Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. But he escapes and tries to kill Clouseau, but fails. Menu. 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