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Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  17 December 1982 (USA)
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Inspector Clouseau mysteriously disappears and a journalist attempts to uncover the mystery. New scenes are interspersed with old footage of Peter Sellers from the previous films.

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The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau. Each interviewee Dreyfus, Sir Charles & Lady Lytton (an ex-wife of Clouseau), George Lytton, Hercule Lajoy (assistant in "A Shot In The Dark"), and Cato tell of their run-ins with Clouseau. She is also kidnapped by mobster Bruno Langlois who doesn't want Clouseau found but she continues and finds Clouseau Sr., Clouseau's father. Is Clouseau alive or is he dead? Each interview has not-yet-seen or famous clips from the previous movies (since Peter Sellers has sadly passed away) as Marie continues to get a honest view or impression of the great French detective... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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There is only one Inspector Clouseau. His adventure continues... See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Dulcie Gray filmed a cameo but her part was removed in post. See more »

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In this movie Sir Charles is married to Simone the character from the first Pink Panther movie. But in the Return of the Pink Panther (the third movie) Sir Charles was married to Claudine. See more »

Quotes

Marie Jouvet: Now, tell me why you want me to lay off Clouseau?
Bruno Langois: 'Cause I prefer things the way they are. Clouseau created a lot of problems. A smart lady like you could even find out he's still alive.
Marie Jouvet: Or dead. I might even find out that someone killed him.
Bruno Langois: You've got a beautiful face. Why do you want to stick it in where it doesn't belong?
Marie Jouvet: Because it's my job.
Bruno Langois: What good's your job, if you've gotta do your TV show from a hospital bed?
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Edited from The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) See more »

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Bad idea, though not as badly executed as you might think
27 February 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Trying to piece together a movie with a limited number of outtakes is asking for trouble. Actually, they (barely) manage to make a plot of some kind for about the first half of the movie. But when they run out of footage of the late star (even desperately at one point using a longer version of a scene that actually made the final cut in a previous Panther movie), the movie collapses with the ridiculous device of trying to finish the movie by having people relating their memories of the detective.

However, during this second half, there is one bright spot: Richard Mulligan, who plays the famous detective's father. He is *hilarious* in his scenes! And the scenes showing the past of the detective (played by different actors) were pretty amusing. You have to wonder why the movie didn't just focus on Mulligan or the idea of showing the detective in the past.


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