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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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Release Date:
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 » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 Kuchera .... electrician (as Burton 'Joe' Kuchera)
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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Did You Know?

Ninth "Pink Panther" picture in the original film franchise.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli:Excuse me, do you know which way is north?
Camel Driver:Yes.
[rides on]
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Featured in Making Life Beautiful (1999) (TV)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A good fresh start., 3 May 2008
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

No this movie is not as good as the earliest Pink Panter movies and no, Roberto Benigni ain't no Peter Sellers but fair is fair, this is an entertaining and fun enough comedy, that showed some potential for a new fresh start of the Pink Panther series.

Everything in this movie indicated that they intended this movie as a new and fresh start of the Pink Panther series. The movie was more of its time and modern and looked more like a James Bond movie done comedy style than an old fashioned made slapstick, like all of the other previous Pink Panther movies were done in.

Too bad that people never really gave this movie a fair change. People just thought that the Pink Panther series should had stopped with the death of Peter Sellers in 1980 and director Blake Edwards should had never went on making more Pink Panther movies, as he did. This was the third Pink Panther movie without Peter Sellers, so people were already mostly fed up with it and after the previous too disappointing Pink Panther entries, the expectations for this movie naturally weren't really high. But I for one however wouldn't had mind seeing more Pink Panther movies with the son of Clouseau in it.

No, I never really have been a Roberto Benigni fan, since he mostly only plays naive, smiling, jumping and screaming comical characters but he simply was well cast in this movie and did a good job with his role. I think it was a good move that they didn't let hem try to impersonate Peter Seller's performance as the famous 'brilliant' inspector but instead letting him be a total different character with Benigni his own interpretation.

Nevertheless it's not a movie that totally abandons the style or spirit of the previous Pink Panther movies. It still let some old character re-appear in this movie such as Police Commissioner Charles Dreyfus (finally he got his promotion), Professor Auguste Balls, Cato and Sergeant Francois Duval. It however also becomes painfully obviously that by now the actors who are portraying the characters got terribly old and it became time for some fresh blood. As much as I loved Herbert Lom in all of the previous Pink Panther movies as Dreyfus, he really was too old for his role in this movie to be still believable and good in it. Same goes for Burt Kwouk as Cato, who at the time of this movie already was well in his 60's.

The fact that this is a more comical approach of James Bond also means that there is some more story present this time, with a real villain and a love interested, action, shooting as well as most other typical genre clichés. The feeling that this is a more comical version of James Bond is being strengthened by the presence of Robert Davi, who previously played the main villain in the James Bond movie "Licence to Kill". Basically he plays the same role as he always does; a ruthless criminal boss who always is looking for more power and money. But if you're so great at playing these sort of roles, why wouldn't you take it? A only complaint could be that he doesn't play his role comically enough. He is serious as always, though I'm not to sure if this was what the film-makers originally had in mind. The different approach of the entire movie might also be a reason why some people have difficulties accepting this as a Pink Panther movie but I in fact think that all of the Pink Panther movies are somewhat- and always wanted to be like James Bond movies, only done in a complete different comical style.

Director Blake Edwards with this movie shows that old fashioned slapstick can still be incorporated properly into 'modern' movies, if done and handled correctly. Blake Edwards with this movie shows that he still had it in him, which also makes it sort of a shame that his career pretty much died right after this movie.

Give this movie a fair change and you might end up liking it for what it is.


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