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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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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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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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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 »

Goofs

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

Bruno Langois: Clouseau disappears. Business gets better.
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Connections

Edited from A Shot in the Dark (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Saddening

This film would have made a triumphant documentary or T.V. Movie tribute to one of the screens geniuses, Peter Sellers. As a 100 minute comedy movie it doesn't quite work. The best scenes are the ones that feature Inspector Clouseau, other than this, and there isn't even alot of them, the film as lukewarm, being neither funny nor entertaining. However if you put to the back of your mind that this was a patchwork film made from material filmed before Sellers, and indeed Inspector Clouseau, sorry Chief Inspector Clouseau died, you may enjoy it. Edwards tries his best but the whole thing seems forced. Granted some scenes are funny and Henry Mancini's score does work, but for more fun watch another Panther movie.


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