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Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 27 August 1993 (USA)
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)

Opening Weekend:

$1,129,689 (USA) (27 August 1993)

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$2,457,574 (USA)
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Trivia

Son of the Pink Panther (1993) was the first time that the Maria Gambrelli character had appeared in the franchise since A Shot in the Dark (1964), a gap of around twenty-nine years. See more »

Goofs

When Dreyfuss discovers he is standing in shallow water, his clothes are wet and become partially see-through. Because of this, it's obvious he is wearing a wetsuit under his clothes. It's the same kind of scuba suit used earlier in the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Hans Zarba: [watching a recorded surveillance video of Princess Yasmin practicing her martial arts] She's good.
Hanif: Good, huh?
Yussa: Yes, she's good.
Hanif: As good as you?
Yussa: Maybe.
Hanif: Better.
[Hanif laughs; Yussa reverse-kicks him]
Hanif: [Hans lifts Yussa by the throat] She was only showing how good she is.
Hans Zarba: I know how... good she is... or she wouldn't be with us.
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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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References A Shot in the Dark (1964) See more »

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The Pink Panther Theme
Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by Bobby McFerrin
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Oh Blake Edwards, how low have you fallen!
4 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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