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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) Poster

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Character error 

Catherine Schell can be seen breaking character and laughing in two scenes - when Clouseau appears in his telephone repairman disguise, and later when he impersonates a lounge lizard at a night club (in the latter, she actually starts choking on her drink). These have been acknowledged as actual break-ups which were left in the final film.
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Sir Charles Litton's valet/butler calls Clouseau "Inspector" while Clouseau is in the guise of a telephone repairman.
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Clouseau claims to be a telephone repairman, yet he is addressed as "Inspector" shortly before exiting the Littons' house, after leaving the study in shambles.
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Continuity 

Lady Litton dives headfirst into the pool, then swims back towards Sir Charles; in the next shot, just before he rolls off the inflatable chair on top of her, her hair is completely dry.
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The "jumping light bulb" changes places just before Clouseau discovers it.
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Lady Litton's drink disappears while she's in the pool.
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When Clouseau poses as a telephone repairman and gets stuck under Sir Charles Litton's desk, most of the items on the desktop fall to the floor. But when the film cuts to the scene in which Clouseau turns the desk upside down, the items that were on the desktop are now on the floor and Sir Charles's desktop is clear.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Clouseau looks for Cato in the apartment, just before Cato attacks him, you can see a hanging coat moving. One of the crew must have touched the coat while following Clouseau.
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In the jumping light bulb sequence you can clearly see the device in the socket that makes the light bulb jump out. It's an electronic trigger mechanism that ejects the bulb at will.
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Plot holes 

Chief inspector Dreyfus proved to have killed 4 persons in "A Shot in the Dark" but in "The return of Pink Panther" is still Chief Inspector.
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Revealing mistakes 

Obvious stuntman when Clouseau lands in the kitchen.
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As Charles runs away from the fat man to avoid capture by his guards, he first runs up the stairs where you see a fake punch against one guard then he hides and hits the second guard. Then you see Charles sprint along the balcony to run towards the rope so he can escape to the lower floor. When Charles starts running on the balcony he hides behind a pillar and a stuntman continues the run thereafter. If you watch closely the stuntman runs too early. As the stuntman slides down the rope you can clearly see the secondary safety rope behind him.
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When Clouseau gets the bomb, he tries to get rid of it and we cut to the old woman next door. Her chair lifts into the air before the bomb goes off and breaks down the wall.
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The wires that lift the old woman's chair when the bomb explodes are visible.
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