From the same director
Peter Sellers (Chief Inspector Clouseau), Herbert Lom (Dreyfus), Lesley-Anne Down (Olga), Burt Kwouk (Cato Fong), Colin Blakely (Drummond), Leonard Rossiter (Quinlan), André Maranne (Francois (as Andre Maranne)), Byron Kane (Secretary of State), Howard K. Smith (Himself (scenes deleted)), Dick Crockett (The President), Richard Vernon (Fassbender), Briony McRoberts (Margo Fassbender), Dudley Sutton (McClaren), Murray Kash (Dr. Zelmo Flek (scenes deleted)), Hal Galili (Danny Salvo), Robert Beatty (Admiral), Bob Sherman (C.I.A. Agent), Phil Brown (Virginia Senator), Jerry Stovin (Aide), Paul Maxwell (C.I.A. Director), Michael Robbins (Jarvis), Vanda Godsell (Mrs. Leverlilly), Norman Mitchell (Mr. Bullock), Patsy Smart (Mrs. Japonica), Tony Sympson (Mr. Shork)
Charles Dreyfuss, the Chief Inspector of the Surete and superior of Inspector Clouseau was last seen in the previous movie, suffering a breakdown cause of Clouseau's torment. He decides to try and kill him but fails and was last seen confined to a mental asylum. This movie begins three years later, Dreyfuss' 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. But he escapes and tries to kill clouseau but fails. 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. After using it, his only demand is Clouseau. So every country in the world sends their best assassins to kill him but fail. And Clouseau tries to find Dreyfuss before he does any more damage.
Inspector Clouseau...Commissioner Dreyfuss...Gerald Ford. What don't you have in this movie?
Funny film to watch again and again. The chemistry is perfect between Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom. There are so many jokes and laughs throughout, I usually pick up something new after each viewing, especially Clouseau's accent. The castle scene with the dentist visit has got to be one of the funniest moments recorded on film. You'd swear there really was nitrous oxide in the room. I always get a chuckle from the apartment scene in the start. I'd never knew how funny the use of slow motion could be. Timing of the jokes are crazier than a set of "parallels". Add Mancini's music which seems to fit each scene quite nicely, thank you.
Probably my favorite of the Pink Panther movies (next to A Shot in the Dark), you have to love Peter Seller's portrayal of the "hit and miss" wonder named Clouseau. Plus, Lesley Anne Down looks great as Olga and makes me appreciate a nice fur coat. Definitely a keeper.
La pantera rosa ataca de nuevo (Argentina, Spain) • Quand la panthère rose s'emmêle (Canada (French title), France) • A Nova Transa da Pantera Cor de Rosa (Brazil) • Den lyserøde panter slår igen (Denmark) • Inspector Clouseau - Der beste Mann bei Interpol (West Germany) • Inspector Clouseau Strikes Back (USA (working title)) • Inspector Clouseau and the Doomsday Machine (USA (working title)) • La pantera rosa sfida l'ispettore Clouseau (Italy) • O Roz Panthir xanaktypa (Greece) • Rosa pantern slår igen (Sweden)
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January 7th, 2007
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