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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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Actor Ted Wass during his first scenes appears in drag in this picture. 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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Countess Chandra: We have a problem, Julie's in hospital. The man Chief Fagilla says shot her with the tranquilizer dart has escaped. Chief Fagilla says the man was impersonating Sergent Sleigh. Doesn't make sense, Julie knew what Sleigh looked like.
Doctor: Sometimes it is possible to look like one person but actually be another.
[Finishes removing bandages]
Doctor: Ta-da!
Countess Chandra: My God! It's fantastic. Oh darling.
[Kisses figure in chair]
Doctor: Don't kiss him too hard, his lips might fall off.
Countess Chandra: [Breaks from kiss] What?
Doctor: Just a little surgical ...
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Amusing moments along with ridiculous is this new entry Inspector Clouseau with a late Sellers
5 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

This following series is a new attempt to maintain the slipstick franchise in spite of Peter Sellers death by means the substituting in American actor Ted Wass.He's investigating bungling Clouseau disappearance and is on the trail of the jewel known as the Pink Panther.Clouseau's previous chief(Herbert Lom) threatens to destroy the new detective.At the same time Ted Wass like Clouseau is making life intolerable for the Inspector Dreyfuss.Then he goes to the Clouseau museum where he finds to Kato(Burt Kwouk)to the French Riveira,Valencia(Spain)where encounters mobsters(Robert Loggia)wish to kill him .Later in a yacht(along with the habitual David Niven,Capucine,Robert Wagner)he goes to Mallorca.There attempts to track down the Clouseau trail but he finds a suspect Countess Chandra(Joanna Lumley).This is arguably one of most average of the series about the botcher Inspector.

In this slapdash comedy Wass attempts to investigate whether or no Clouseau is living somewhere.This slapstick release has some hilarious moments here and there.Ted Wass is sympathetic imitating to Sellers,outdoing his botcher and diverting character . The actors seem to enjoy themselves immensely but they are supposedly amusing holidays in Riveira,Mallorca,Valencia.In the film appear the usual series as Herbert Lom( chief Inspector Dreyfuss),Andre Maranne(Sergeant Francois Duval),Grahame Stark(as a bored waiter)and the professor(Harvey Korman).The movie is simultaneously filmed with ¨Trail to the Pink Panther¨where equally the protagonist(Joanna Lumley)is looking for Inspector Clouseau.Writer,producer,director Blake Edwards although gets some inspired bits penned by him however he attempts to alive his classic personage with no much success.Rating: Mediocre but entertaining


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