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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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Dudley Moore was the original choice for the role of Clifton Sleigh. This film includes a scene clearly based on Moore's role in Arthur (1981) when Harvey Hamilcard III, a drunken short man wearing a tuxedo, top hat, and riding in a limo, propositions Sleigh, who is disguised as a prostitute. Moore and director Blake Edwards worked on two films together, 10 (1979) and Micki + Maude (1984). See more »

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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 »

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Taxi Driver: Damn! Who the hell is trying to kill you?
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: I don't know!
Taxi Driver: [Scene cuts briefly to car chase] Maybe they're trying to kill me. Who would want to kill me? No, no, no it couldn't be my wife, she doesn't drive.
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: Well, whoever it is you gotta try an' lose 'em.
Taxi Driver: When somebody's shooting at you, you gotta do better than trying.
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Roger Moore is credited as Turk Thrust II. See more »

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Referenced in Curse of the Pink Panties (2007) See more »

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You Do Something To Me
Written by Cole Porter
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Clifton Sleigh Is No Clouseau
28 August 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

After Peter Sellers passed away, the producers of the "Pink Panther" franchise tried to carry on without their star. As evidenced in "Inspector Clouseau," having another actor play the bumbling French detective was not the answer. They tried to fill the void left by Sellers with old footage, in "Trail of the Pink Panther." Then they tried to introduce a new character, a counterpart to Clouseau. Thus was created "Curse of the Pink Panther." Ted Wass plays the newcomer, an amazingly inept New York cop named Clifton Sleigh, who is chosen to investigate Clouseau's disappearance. His act is loaded with slapstick, in attempt to copy Clouseau's style. However, it's not the same. Also appearing in "Curse" is a load of actors from all the previous "Pink Panther" movies, including Herbert Lom as Chief Inspector Dreyfus, Burt Kwouk as Kato, and David Niven as Sir Charles Lytton. Watch it if you must, but you'll be reminded of how Peter Sellers will be missed.


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