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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

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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Sergeant Clifton Sleigh
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Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (as Turk Thrust II)
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Michelle Chauvin (as Patricia Davis)
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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 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Fluch des rosaroten Panthers  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The film was intended to spin off the character of Clifton Sleigh as the next Inspector Clouseau in a series of new Pink Panther movies, but it never took off. Ten years later the series was re-booted with Clouseau's son instead picking up the mantle in Son of the Pink Panther (1993), but this didn't take off either. See more »

Goofs

The taxi that initially flips upside down has no bomb under it. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Auguste Balls: [In reference to Cunny] He can whip you up a very nice suit with two pairs of pants while you wait; what do you say?
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: Uh... no, you see I'm investigating...
Prof. Auguste Balls: Of course you're investigating! You're a policeman. I knew that the moment you walked into my emporium: Your courage, your alertness, the way your eyes take in everything. I immediately said to myself "Balls, this is a policeman's policeman."
[Begins taking Sleigh's measurements]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Son of the Pink Panther (1993) See more »

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You Do Something To Me
Written by Cole Porter
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Once upon a time, Blake Edwards was funny...
7 September 1999 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

As I watched this movie, I asked myself if Blake Edwards could watch it and laugh out loud during the whole thing, or if he got as bored and tired with it as I did.

The classic Sellers Panther movies contain many laugh-out-loud sequences. For me, there is only one in this movie, a nice little scene that happens outside the Chicago airport. But by the way, if Sleigh is a NY cop, and he's going to France, why the heck does he have to go through Chicago???

Moore's cameo is nice. Almost makes you wonder if the idea was ever there to carry on the series with him.

If you have to see it to flesh out the whole series, go ahead, but don't expect much...


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