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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,457,574 (USA)
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The only "Pink Panther" film of the 1990s decade. See more »

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Gambrelli says "ha" when Yussa shoots at him, but his mouth is closed. 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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The opening credits have the Pink Panther stepping out of a cinema screen to conduct a live-action orchestra to his theme music (taking the baton from composer Henry Mancini). He does a superb job... until an animated Inspector Gambrelli mucks things up. See more »

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Made of 100% pure recycled elements !
15 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1980, comedic actor Peter Sellers who had previously played Inspector Clouseau five times in the Pink Panther series died. One of the greatest actors of all time left sooner than expected and wanted thus definitely ending the Pink Panther films..... right ?. Nope, not for Pink Panther creator and director, Blake Edwards who was about to release and begin production what would become Trail of the Pink Panther. Edwards utilized deleted scene footage of Sellers as Clouseau previously shot for The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976). The film was released kind of as a tribute to Peter Sellers, however Blake Edwards took it one step further by adding a cliff hanger ending saying that Clouseau on way to solve a case was lost at sea, further leaving the possibility of another sequel (this process is kind of reminiscent of how when Bruce Lee died they continued to make Bruce Lee films by utilizing footage from his previous films, as well as deleted scenes). Shot concurrently with "Trail", Curse of the Pink Panther followed about a bumbling Clouseau-esque American detective trying to track down Clouseau. And believe it or not you actually see Inspector Clouseau played by Roger Moore (who was still involved in playing James Bond). under the excuse that Clouseau wanted to hide from the world so he got plastic surgery. You'd think it would end ??? Nope. 10 years later ...... Son of the Pink Panther, this can't be good, and you know what it isn't !

Son of the Pink Panther has Jacques Gambrelli playing the idiot son of the late Inspector Clouseau. His mother Maria Gambrelli (previously a character in A Shot in The Dark. And what's more confusing is that they get Claudia Cardinale who previously played the Princess in the very first Pink Panther, to play his mom) wants to keep the secret of his father being a famous inspector throughout France. Eventually Jacques finds out and concurrently has to save a Princess who has been captured by terrorists.

The gags and the plot could not have been more repetitive and more boring. While watching this maybe I would expect one or two running gags from the previous films to be in here, but no. Every single thing that's supposed to make you laugh is something recycled from the previous films. If you're familiar with these films you'll be able to sit there and know what gag the characters are leading up to. Even the plot is basically hack work of the very first entry in this series and Clouseau's son doesn't even get involved in the actual plot till 20 minutes near the end. Before that its just him bumbling around repeating jokes from the previous films. I have to say while watching this I enjoyed seeing Herbert Lom and Bert Kwouk reprise their roles as Inspector Dreyfus and Kato, than Roberto Begnini's Clouseau impersonation becoming more and more like Steve Martin's (except Martin's is slightly better and his Pink Panther films are more original and fresh). I really liked Curse of the Pink Panther way better than this ! That's a hundred times more original, new, and more entertaining than this washed up last attempt at reviving the already DEAD series.


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