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Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.

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When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for occasional crude and suggestive humor and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$110,704 (Turkey) (7 April 2006)

Gross:

£5,752,427 (UK) (14 April 2006)
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Trivia

Jackie Chan was considered for the part of Clouseau's Chinese assistant, Cato Fong. But the filmmakers decided they didn't want to use a politically incorrect character, and replaced Cato with the Frenchman Ponton. See more »

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When Clouseau is talking with LaRoque, the sign warning about getting your hand stuck in a vase disappears and reappears. See more »

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Agent 006: I'm not supposed to be here, remember?
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The opening credits feature the Pink Panther being pursued by, and in turn harassing, an animated Inspector Clouseau (who now resembles Steve Martin). The credits are directed by Bob Kurtz, who had worked on some of the "Pink Panther" shorts. See more »


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String Quartet E Flat Major Op. 64 No. 6 Hob. III 64, Menuetto: Allegretto
Composed by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Josef Haydn)
Performed by Kodaly Quartet
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Please kill this turkey
26 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having seen the Pink Panther series since its inception. The characters are known entities with built-in personalities and comedic value.

Why then is the corpse of Peter Sellers spinning like the Bush Press corp.

This is a turkey that must be killed, to save the memory and comedic value of the prequels.

Adding Beyonce? Take the bitch behind the barn and leave her there. We saw enough of her empty headedness in Austin Powers. (leaving that series in stinkville).

The best part of the film and the most telling is Steve Martin's (Clouseau) ignorance of the sound proof booth, giving him the chance to fart in private. Too bad Steve, not even a sound proof booth can keep the audience from smelling and hearing this stinker.


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