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.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fifth film in The Pink Panther series and picks up where The Return of the Pink Panther leaves off. Released in 1976, Strikes Again is the third entry to include the words Pink Panther in its title, although the story does not involve the Pink Panther diamond. Unused footage from the film was later included in Trail of the Pink Panther.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk, Leonard Rossiter, André Maranne, Richard Vernon, Dudley Sutton
Screenplay by: Frank Waldman, Blake Edwards
Production Design by: Peter Mullins
Cinematography by: Harry Waxman
Film Editing by: Alan Jones
Art Direction by: John Siddall
Music by: Henry Mancini
Distributed by: United Artists
Release Date: December 15, 1976