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, despite the fact the story does not involve the Pink Panther diamond.
Unused footage from the film was later included in Trail of the Pink Panther
At a psychiatric hospital, former Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus
) is largely recovered from the murderous insanity
that saw him repeatedly attempt to kill the thorn in his side, Inspector Jacques Clouseau
. He is about to be released but Clouseau (Peter Sellers
), who is now Chief Inspector and has arrived to speak on Dreyfus's behalf, comes to visit, and his clumsiness and proneness to accidents drive Dreyfus insane again.
Soon thereafter, Dreyfus escapes from the asylum, intent on killing Clouseau. 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. The bomb merely destroys Clouseau's apartment whilst Clouseau himself is unharmed, largely because Clouseau has been distracted by an inflatable costume and a telephone call by Dreyfus which was meant to keep him in place for the bombing. Cato, however, ends up in the hospital.
Dreyfus sets his sights higher. Using his knowledge of the underworld, he enlists the help of an... Read More