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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Trivia

David Niven:  As Sir Charles Litton, a role he had not played himself since The Pink Panther (1963), a gap of about just under twenty years. Christopher Plummer had played Litton in The Return of the Pink Panther (1975). Niven was seventy-three years of age when he appeared in this movie. Niven filmed his scenes for this film and Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) at the same time, due to his ill health. His voice was so weak that professional celebrity impressionist Rich Little was hired to dub Niven's voice. 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

Deputy Comissioner Lasorde: Read this most carefully and give me your opinion.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: I will read my opinion and give you yours most carefully.
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Connections

Edited from The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) See more »

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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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Tribute film to late Peter Sellers.
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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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