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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  21 May 1975 (USA)
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Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.

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That famous jewel, The Pink Panther, has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources - himself and his oriental manservant - to reveal the true identity of 'The Phantom'. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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You may rest assured that there's trouble, because Inspector Clouseau is on the case...That's the trouble.

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21 May 1975 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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SEK 3,452,123 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was offered the role of Sir Charles after David Niven proved unavailable. After some consideration, he turned it down, paving the way for Christopher Plummer. See more »

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Sir Charles Litton's valet/butler calls Clouseau "Inspector" while Clouseau is in the guise of a telephone repairman. See more »

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Dreyfus: [after Clouseau has demolished two trucks and a swimming pool in Nice] Now he's off to Gstaad. Today, a paradise in the Swiss Alps - tomorrow, a wasteland.
[rolls his eyes and lets out a deep breath]
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the Pink Panther's actions and costumes provide references to Carmen Miranda, Esther Williams, Charles Chaplin, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Groucho Marx, George Raft and Boris Karloff (as Frankenstein's monster). See more »

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The Ride of the Valkyries
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Great, stupid, fun for everyone!
13 September 2004 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoy this installment of the series. Not very fond of any of the others. The Return of the Pink Panther just has it all in my opinion. You get a crime story, funny/stupid humor, Clouseau who still has no idea of what's going on(this just makes the movie what it is).

The fight between Clouseau and Kato in the apartment is hilarious. One has to wonder how long Kato was waiting in the refrigerator. The fight is just very slapstick and clumsy that it makes me and my girlfriend laugh every time we see it.

Another great point of the film is the numerous cars that Clouseau goes through. Loosing a few into a pool.

The mental breakdown of Herbert Lom's character is also one of the film's fine points.

This is -- my opinion -- the funniest of the series. I have always enjoyed it, and most likely will always enjoy it.


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