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Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the... See full summary »

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Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles his way past assassins and corrupt officials as though he were Clouseau's American cousin. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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12 December 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The final film of a number of actors, they being David Niven, Harold Kasket and Peter Arne, the latter of whom died around just a couple of weeks before the film's American release. See more »

Goofs

As the taxi is sliding down the road on its roof, the "bomb" attached to the car falls off when it flips upright after hitting yellow construction container. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Francois Duval: [Visiting Dreyfus in hospital after Sergent Sleigh knocked him out his office window] Is there anything I can do for you?
[Dreyfus groans in pain]
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Sergeant Francois Duval: You nearly choked to death on a goldfish
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: Where is he?
Sergeant Francois Duval: I don't know, I don't think they kept it.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: Not the fish! Detective Sleigh!
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Crazy Credits

Roger Moore is credited as Turk Thrust II. See more »

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Follows A Shot in the Dark (1964) See more »

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Mediocre but not that bad
4 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Curse of the Pink Panther is not the worst of the series for me, Trail and Son are much worse being shameless messes. Curse is mediocre but it does have some good things.

Pros: The film does look decent, the title sequence is fun, the music is wonderful, Ted Wass is good comedic value, Roger Moore's cameo is another bright spot and the part where Wass sits on the giant duck is hilarious. Herbert Lom is entertaining as Dreyfuss and Joanna Lumley doesn't grate like she did in Trail of the Pink Panther.

Cons: The story is very standard, slow moving and predictable, and the film is overlong. The script is fairly weak too and some of the gags and jokes don't work as well as they should have done. Sadly this was David Niven's last film, and he deserved a better swan-song, he is a good actor but he looks uninterested and bored.

Overall, mediocre but has a few good things to make it watchable. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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