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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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>
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 »
I say this as a big fan of The Pink Panther. This movie is a shameless mess, with just two redeeming qualities. One is that the music is wonderful, appropriately zany and jazzy. The other is the amusing title sequence. These aside, you have here the worst of the Pink Panther movies, as bad as Trail and as mediocre as Curse were even they aren't as close to unwatchable as this.
The locations are quite nice, but the editing and photography aren't as striking, often feeling rushed and dull. The cast are really quite ineffectual. I don't mind Roberto Benigni personally, but he is in my opinion miscast and he mugs shamefully. In fact the only thing he manages to succeed in doing is annoying poor Herbert Lom who is saddled with an underwritten character and a badly misguided plot.
The basic plot is to do with a kidnapping, and how it is written and constructed is mind-bogglingly inane. The comedy is even worse, the script is shambolic and the slapstick is inept and unfunny. It is nice to see the lovely Claudia Cardinale but she sadly doesn't have that much worthwhile. And I don't think Edwards has done a poorer directing job than what he does here.
All in all, a big mess and only really worth seeing to see how bad it is. 1/10 Bethany Cox
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