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Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

 -  Comedy  -  27 August 1993 (USA)
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Charles Dreyfus encounters Jacques Gambrelli, who reminds him painfully of Inspector Clouseau, the man who drove him insane. With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son.

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Eighth entry in the Pink Panther. It is nearly 30 years since Inspector Jacques Clouseau managed to get Maria Gambrelli off from a murder charge (events of "A Shot In The Dark".) Maria has gone on and have moved to a seaside town. Also Princess Yasmin of Lugash has come to the town for a holiday with her father. She is kidnapped and because of the strong ties between France and Lugash, Chief Inspector Dreyfus is called in to find her. He is hampered by the local police officer Jacques and is amazed when he finds that Jacques is Maria's son. He is terrified even though he and Maria are falling in love that Jacques is Clouseau's son and Jacques is showing Clouseau-ish behaviour. Both Jacques and Dreyfus set out to find the missing Princess... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Rated PG for comic violence and some mild sensuality | See all certifications »
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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,457,574 (USA)
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Trivia

The character of Maria Gambrelli, played here by Claudia Cardinale (who appeared as Princess Dala in the first film, The Pink Panther (1963)), originally appeared in A Shot in the Dark (1964) and was played by Elke Sommer. See more »

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When Jacques and Yasmin are reciting from Romeo and Juliet, Yasmin puts her hand on Jacques face. In the next shot, her hand is nowhere on his face but goes back to being on his face in the shot after. See more »

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Princess Yasmin: Do you like being a cop?
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Yes, sometimes. How is it being a princess?
Princess Yasmin: It's not much fun.
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Oh. Fun is important.
Princess Yasmin: Yes. What else is important to you?
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Singing.
Princess Yasmin: Yes?
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: [sings]
Princess Yasmin: That's... terrible.
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli: Yes. And poetry. "Parent of golden dreams, Romance! Auspicious queen of childish joys who lead'st along in airy dance."
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits start with the Pink Panther walking across a still of Jacques Gambrelli. Suddenly the animated Gambrelli cuts away the head of live-action Gambrelli and pops out of the hole, dropping the head on the Panther; the enraged Panther chases him into fading blackness. See more »

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Follows Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) See more »

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O.K.

O.K. is the only possible way of analyzing this movie. It does what it set out to do. But if you have seen this movie and were disapointed, did you really think it was going to be as funny or enjoyable as earlier entries in the Pink Panther series? The movie's comedy is very lukewarm. Whether this is the fault of Blake Edwards, or maybe he intended it to be that way is unknown. Roberto Benigni is the Son. O.K, he is now an academy award winner, but in 1993 a complete unknown. If anyone on the movie wanted it to be a success then a bigger name should have been chosen, a David Jason, Dudley Moore or Rowan Atkinson. Benigni, does quite a good impersonation of Peter Sellers throughout the movie, but this aside isn't very funny or charming. The return of cast members like Herbert Lom, Graham Starke, Burt Kwouk and Liz Smith is good. But overall the movie seems forced and is something of a hit and miss. Lets hope the upcoming Mike Myers remake breathes new life into this series.


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