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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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Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (archive footage)
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Prof. Auguste Balls (archive footage)
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Superintendant Quinlan (archive footage)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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17 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pista de la pantera rosa  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Before Peter Sellers' untimely death, two drafts had been written for for another Pink Panther picture called "Romance of the Pink Panther". When Sellers passed-away, the project was canceled. See more »

Goofs

The pile of spilled rice from Clouseau's grocery bag appears from nowhere inside the elevator. See more »

Quotes

Insp. Jacques Clouseau: [holding the letter he received from Dreyfus, then walks over to a taxi driver to convey himself to the airport] To the airport my good man, and drive like the wind.
Taxi Driver: Right sir.
Insp. Jacques ClouseauTaxi Driver: [Clouseau runs to the opposite taxi; the taxi driver gets in his taxi and drives off. Clouseau is shown sitting in the opposite taxi]
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: I knew that, I knew that.
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Connections

Follows Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

You Go To My Head
Lyrics by Haven Gillespie
Music by J. Fred Coots
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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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