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The Pink Panther (2006)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |  10 February 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Larocque
Philip Goodwin ...
Deputy Chief Renard
Henri Garcin ...
William Abadie ...
Music Producer
Justice Minister Clochard
Agent Corbeille
Agent Savard


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Birth of the Pink Panther  »

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Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,220,412 (USA) (10 February 2006)


£5,752,427 (UK) (14 April 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jim Carrey was considered for the part of Jacques Clouseau. See more »


Insp. Jacques Closeau and Chief Insp. Dreyfus mention several times that Bizu was shot in the occipital lobe. In the scene when Bizu was shot, he was facing the gunman, so he would have been shot in the forehead. The occipital lobe is in the back of the head, not in the forehead. See more »


[accidentally drops a pill of Viagra into the sink]
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: My miracle pill for the middle-aged man!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits reflect the functions of the credited persons, for instance, Pink Panther as the orchestra director (at the music credits), standing before a photo camera (director of photography), etc. See more »


References The Matrix (1999) See more »


The Pink Panther Theme (Perfecto Allstarz Remix)
Written and Performed by Henry Mancini
Mixed by Paul Oakenfold
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
Under license from Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
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User Reviews

A Funeral Of Sorts
7 March 2006 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I knew, of course I knew it couldn't really be anything like the original - The word original in itself tells you something. But I went because I love and respect Steve Martin and thought that perhaps he had some ace up his sleeve and was going to delight and surprise everybody. Stupid me, really. But I couldn't possibly have imagine that the movie was going to be the moronic disaster it turned out to be. Not a moment of real comedy, not a moment! Leave poor Clouseau in peace! Invent something new! Greed, I imagine is at the center of it all. The famous franchise syndrome. Let's beat the whole thing to death, without realizing that it's been dead now for quite some time. The scenes between Kevin Kline and Steve Martin should have been classic (They were funnier in Grand Canyon) instead a sad forced unconvincing attempt to justify their pay checks. I'm totally disappointed and depressed.

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