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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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Prof. Auguste Balls (archive footage)
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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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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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17 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pista de la pantera rosa  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,341,695 (USA) (19 December 1982)

Gross:

$9,056,073 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Harold Kasket was only cast because the actor first intended for the role died. See more »

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Inspector Drummond's telephone switches position in between shots of him calling Dreyfus and Dreyfus talking to Drummond. 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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Connections

Featured in The Pink Panther Story (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

You Go To My Head
Lyrics by Haven Gillespie
Music by J. Fred Coots
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Last real panther-film and a fine tribute to Sellers.
15 December 2000 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

Some might call this movie a felonious grave robbery but I think this is a fine tribute to a late comedian master. I don't think it was such a bad idea to take some unused scenes and older highlights and put together a completely new film after decease of masterful Peter Sellers.

Even though sequences with Jacques Clouseau don't fit the plot perfectly, it works. There are couple of brilliantly hilarious never-seen-before scenes with Sellers in here and to me that's a reason enough to make this film, I'm sure. I also have to admit Richard Mulligan is superb in the role of Clouseau's father. Bit strange sequel but cool stuff and great fun.


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