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Son of the Pink Panther -- Blake Edwards directs this romantic high-adventure that has Inspector Clouseau's illegitimate (and alarmingly similar!) son (Roberto Benigni) botching a mission to rescue a kidnapped princess (Debrah Farentino).


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Writers (WGA):
Maurice Richlin (characters) &
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27 August 1993 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Roberto Benigni ... Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli

Herbert Lom ... Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus

Claudia Cardinale ... Maria Gambrelli

Shabana Azmi ... Queen

Debrah Farentino ... Princess Yasmin
Jennifer Edwards ... Yussa

Robert Davi ... Hans Zarba

Mark Schneider ... Arnon

Mike Starr ... Hanif
Kenny Spalding ... Garth
Anton Rodgers ... Police Chief Charles Lazar

Burt Kwouk ... Cato Fong
Graham Stark ... Professor Auguste Balls

Oliver Cotton ... King Haroak

Aharon Ipalé ... Gen. Jaffar

Natasha Pavlovich ... Rima

Henry Goodman ... Andre (anchorman)

Dermot Crowley ... Sergeant Francois Duval
Herb Tanney ... Jean Claude (as Sputare Tanney)
Liz Smith ... Marta Balls
Joe James ... Doctor

Selva Rasalingam ... Customs official (as Sylvestre Tobias)

Nadim Sawalha ... Lugash agent
Jon Paul Morgan ... Col. Al-Durai
Andrew Hawkins ... French agent
Badi Uzzaman ... Wasim

Mozaffar Shafeie ... Omar
Arnold Yarrow ... Uncle Idris
Harry Audley ... Pilot

Jacinta Mulcahy ... Louise Chauvin
Steven Crossley ... Reporter
Elisabeth Barat ... Female reporter
Bill Wallis ... President

John H. Francis ... Yacht captain (as John Francis)
Simon De Selva ... Co-pilot
Ahmed Khalil ... Otter pilot
Joumana Al Awar ... Queen's secretary
Hossam Ramzy ... Burly Arab
Sheila Hyde ... Wafiyyah
Tony Kirwood ... Marcel Langois (scenes deleted)
Andy Scourfield ... Clouseau's ghost (scenes deleted)
Elizabeth Banks ... Nurse

Nicoletta Braschi ... Jacqueline Gambrelli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Adams ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Henry Mancini ... Himself (uncredited)
Bobby McFerrin ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
Writing credits
Maurice Richlin (characters) &
Blake Edwards (characters)

Blake Edwards (story)

Blake Edwards (screenplay) and
Madeline Sunshine (screenplay) &
Steven Sunshine (screenplay)

Produced by
Tony Adams .... producer
Friend Michael Wells .... producer: main title sequence (as Michael Wells)
Nigel Wooll .... executive producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush 
Film Editing by
Robert Pergament 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
Jeremy Zimmermann 
Production Design by
Peter Mullins 
Art Direction by
David Minty 
John Siddall 
Leslie Tomkins 
Set Decoration by
Peter Howitt 
Makeup Department
Peter Frampton .... chief makeup/prosthetics artist
Dugg Kirkpatrick .... hair stylist
Amanda Knight .... makeup artist
Melissa Lackersteen .... makeup artist
Daniel Parker .... prosthetics
Martin Samuel .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Frédéric Bovis .... production manager (as Frederick Bovis)
Antonio Gallo .... unit manager
Ian Hickinbotham .... unit manager
Bruce Markoe .... post-production supervisor
Jean Louis Nieuwbourg .... unit production manager
Denise O'Dell .... production supervisor
Hervé Ruet .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Valérie Aragües .... second assistant director
Geoffrey Edwards .... second unit director
Laurent Herbiet .... co-first assistant director
Gil Kenny .... trainee assistant director
Terry Needham .... first assistant director
Adam Somner .... co-second assistant director
Michael Stevenson .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Allenby .... property master
Michael Boone .... draughtsman
Graham Caulfield .... drapes
Dean Coldham .... plasterer
Steve Furneaux .... stand-by
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Carol Kupisz .... art department assistant
Grahame Ménage .... scenic artist
Paul Purdy .... set dresser
Mark Reynolds .... props
Denis Rich .... storyboard artist
Hervé Schrub .... prop buyer
Chris Seddon .... drapes master
Adrian Start .... supervisor painter
Giles Masters .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Tony Bell .... sound maintenance engineer
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Linda Corbin .... foley mixer
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Flick .... supervising foley editor
Linda Folk .... adr editor
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Mark A. Mangini .... supervising sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Kay Rose .... supervising sound editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... supervising adr editor
Dan Sharp .... sound re-recordist
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist
Ken Weston .... sound mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bela Brozsek .... special effects
Chris Corbould .... special effects senior technician
Michael Dawson .... special effects administrator
Andy Williams .... senior special effects technician
Joss Williams .... special effects supervisor
Teddy T. Yang .... title effects
Visual Effects by
Allen Battino .... visual effects supervisor
Alan Church .... optical cameraman
Michael Rivero .... digital effects: opening titles
Diane Wright .... production manager: digtial ink & paint, Sidley Wright & Associates
Steve Wright .... digital effects supervisor: opening titles, Sidley Wright & Assoc.
Jeff W. Smith .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Stuart Clark .... utility stunts (as Stuart Clarke)
Gerry Crampton .... stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
Donna Evans .... stunts
Dorothy Ford .... stunts
David Forman .... stunts
Nick Gillard .... stunts
Romo Gorrara .... stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunts
Mark Henson .... stunts
Nick Hobbs .... stunts
Sy Hollands .... stunts (as Sy Holland)
Eddie Kidd .... stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunts
Mark McBride .... stunts
Mark Anthony Newman .... stunts (as Mark Newman)
Andreas Petrides .... stunts
Terence Plummer .... stunts (as Terry Plummer)
Gary Powell .... stunts
Greg Powell .... assistant stunt coordinator
Doug Robinson .... stunts
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (as Bill Ryusaki)
Kimberly L. Ryusaki .... stunts (as Kim Ryusaki)
Lee Sheward .... stunts
Eddie Stacey .... stunts
Rocky Taylor .... stunts
Tip Tipping .... stunts
Nick Wilkinson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Bartlett .... Steadicam operator
Adam Biddle .... clapper loader
Eric Bornes .... assistant camera
Fred Brown .... electrician
Peter Butler .... key grip
Giles Christopher .... clapper loader
Chuck Finch .... gaffer
Adam Greenberg .... director of photography: main title sequence
Graham Hall .... focus puller
Tino Hendes .... Steadicam assistant
Simon Hume .... focus puller
Burton 'Joe' Kuchera .... electrician
Colin Manning .... key grip
Billy Merrell .... best boy
Darren Quinn .... assistant grip
Mike Roberts .... camera operator (as Michael Roberts)
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator
Animation Department
Darlie Brewster .... animator: opening sequence
Chris Hummel .... animator: main title animation
Jeffrey Tinnell .... animation sequence producer
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annie Crawford .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Andrew MacRitchie .... assistant editor
Music Department
Sharal Churchill .... music consultant
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor
Henry Mancini .... conductor
Henry Mancini .... orchestrator
Sidney Sax .... orchestra contractor
Sidney Sax .... orchestra leader
Alan Snelling .... music engineer
Alan Snelling .... music mixer
Chris Tergesen .... music engineer
Phil Todd .... musician
Transportation Department
Steven Lewis .... action vehicle mechanic
Richard Todd .... action vehicle mechanic
Other crew
Gavin Charlton .... sous chef
Nikki Clapp .... script supervisor
Geoffrey Edwards .... director: additional scenes
Geoffrey Edwards .... director: main title sequence
Sue Field .... script supervisor: second unit
Marie-Noëlle Hauville .... production accountant
Jim Jaffe .... product placement
Marianne Jenkins .... production runner
Lindsey Jones .... unit publicist
Janine Modder .... production coordinator (as Janine Lodge)
Rachel Neale .... location manager
Jean Louis Nieuwbourg .... location manager: France
Neil Robinson .... dialogue coach
Jeffrey Tinnell .... producer: main title sequence
Lisa Vick .... production assistant
Chris Warren .... video coordinator
Roger Yuan .... karate trainer
Roger Yuan .... kick-box trainer

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Rated PG for comic violence and some mild sensuality
93 min
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The picture was filmed during June, July, August, September and October 1992.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Gambrelli says "ha" when Yussa shoots at him, but his mouth is closed.See more »
Maria Gambrelli:Charles, I planned to tell you... I had twins.See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Amusing moments along with embarrassing in this new entry Inspector Clouseau with a likable Robert Benigni, 14 August 2011
Author: ma-cortes

This following to Closeau series is a new attempt to maintain the slapstick franchise in spite of Peter Sellers death by means the substituting in Italian actor Roberto Benigni . This eight installment is a passable and average comedy because the formula is run out ; it stars Robert Benigni replacing Peter Sellers as one man show accompanied by an excessive Herbert Lom . After making life intolerable for clumsy Inspector Closeau , previous Chief Inspector Charles Dreifuss (Herbert Lom) encounters Jacques Gambrelli (Robert Benigni), who reminds him painfully to Inspector Clouseau , the man who drove him nutty and got insane . With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son . While a princess (Debrah Farentino) is in France to accompany her daddy (Oliver Cotton), a king from far Orient on a diplomatic mission . She is abducted by some delinquents (Robert Davi , Jennifer Edwards )who obligate her father to abdicate , which he will not do even for her. And since her nation has such close ties to France the Police Prefect instructs commissioner Dreyfuss to go where the princess was abducted and directing the investigation. On the way he runs into the kidnappers and were to be shot when a Gendarme stumbles into them and saves Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss oversees that there is something familiar about this patrolman. When he goes to the local police chief and says him that he will be handling the investigation and asks for his best man, he assigns him Gambrelli, who just happens to be the Gendarme he met earlier . And having another meeting with Gambrelli, he goes to his home to encounter his mummy Maria (Claudia Cardinale), and is shocked to discover that results to be Closeau's son .

¨The revenge of the Pink Panther ¨ release was the fifth part of series of Inspector Clouseau from French Surete and the last entry by the late Peter Sellers though he would follow playing but with outtakes in films as ¨Trail of the Pink Panther¨. After that , it was continued by ¨The curse of the Pinnk Panther¨ that turned to be another flop and starred by Ted Wass . ¨The son of the Pink Panther ¨ is the eight part of Closeau series and a light comedy starred by the great Roberto Benigni as the inept and bungler Inspector of the French Surete . The movie gets entertaining and hilarious moments here and there. This slapstick picture contains amusing , funny scenes , fresh and diverting moments but also flaws and gaps . Herbert Lom steals the show parodying his classic character including his ordinary faces , grimaces and gestures . Appears as secondaries the usual series as Burt Kwouk , Grahame Stark and of course a mature Claudia Cardinale . The actors seem to enjoy themselves immensely but they are supposedly amusing holidays . Lively and atmospheric music by habitual Henry Mancini with songs arranged by Bobby MacFerrin ; furthermore ,magnificent opening and ending cartoon titles by Chris Hummel . Colorful and glimmer cinematography by Dick Bush . The film is regularly penned and directed,as always,by Blake Edwards. Several chuckles and gags , the result of which is one acceptable entry from series but inferior to precedent outings as the original ¨The Pink Panther¨, ¨A shot in dark¨, ¨Return of pink panther,¨Revenge of pink panther¨. Director Blake Edwards although gets some inspired bits penned by him however he attempts to alive his classic personage with no much success . The flick will appeal to Pink Panther series buffs and Roberto Benigni fans. This is arguably one of most mediocre of the series about the botcher and bungling Inspector .

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