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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The Newest and Funniest 'Panther' of them all. See more »

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17 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Production started almost two years after it's lead star died. Therefore, Peter Sellers features in archive footage only, with deleted scenes; coming from The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), and old footage; coming from all the previous Pink Panther movies. See more »

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When the animated Pink Panther gives the Inspector two balls he was previously juggling in the opening title sequence, they're yellow and pink. Nonetheless, when a big yellow ball is dropped onto the animated Clouseau the balls that roll out of the shot are pink and that once yellow ball is now baby blue. See more »

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Marie Jouvet: So far, the incident hasn't even been investigated. And if Bruno Langlois is in the mood to deny the allegation, I will be happy to repeat it on the witness stand.
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I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Performed by Herbert Lom
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Uhh, whose idea?
12 February 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I still can't figure out why they made a Pink Panther movie after Peter Sellers died. This one features someone stealing the diamond and Insp. Clouseau getting sent to find it, only to disappear in the process. So, most of the movie features interviews with other cast members about how they met Clouseau (and featuring many of Clouseau's mishaps). At the beginning they say "To Peter, the one and only Inspector Clouseau", but I would agree with Peter Sellers's widow that "Trail of the Pink Panther" dishonored his memory. Maybe it is good for a few laughs - namely the airplane scene - but it otherwise just seems unnecessary. And then there was another Pink Panther movie after this.


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