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Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)

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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17 December 1982 (USA)  »

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La pista de la pantera rosa  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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This film is dedicated to Peter Sellers and was marketed as a tribute to him. The dedication states: "To Peter . . . the one and only Inspector Clouseau." See more »

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When Dreyfus over pumps his blood pressure, mercury explodes out of his clinical mercury manometer. In the next shot, the spraying of mercury is absent. See more »

Quotes

Insp. Jacques Clouseau: Now then, what was that you're saying?
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Connections

Followed by Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) See more »

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Singing In The Rain
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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Tribute film to late Peter Sellers.
23 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

I've been watching Pink Panther films since I was very young. Peter Sellers is probably one of the early names I got to fix with a face on the screen, he and Roger Moore. I really like Sellers and this series is one of my favorites. However this isn't really a new film. It's Blake Edwards' tribute to Peter Sellers. It could have worked out great if it was a television program because it's a mere collection from old Panther films shown as the characters who knew Clouseau from the old films narrate about their relationships with him. It was fun to watch though. But makes you sad as it makes you nostalgic to Sellers and the old films and the "baameb".


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