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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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The Pink Panther diamond is missing.... And the world's greatest detective is solving the case one mistake at a time. See more »


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

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10 February 2006 (USA)  »

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The Birth of the Pink Panther  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

£5,752,427 (UK) (14 April 2006)
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The airport security attack dog is named "W". See more »

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The French national police are under the control of the ministry of interior, not the ministry of justice. See more »

Quotes

Female Reporter: Inspector!
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Yes.
Female Reporter: Yes, what is your initial premise?
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: That Gluant did not want to be killed. Everthing else follows like liquid mercury flowing down a - a - a sloping thing.
Female Reporter: How long do you think it will take to find the killer?
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Right now the killer is being surrounded by a web of deduction, forensic science and the latest in technology such as two-way radios and e-mail.
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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 »

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Check On It (Pink Panther)
Written by Beyoncé Knowles, Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean), Sean Garrett,
Angela Beyince, Slim Thug (as Stayve Thomas) and Henry Mancini
Produced by Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean)
Performed by Beyoncé Knowles (as Beyoncé) featuring Slim Thug
Beyoncé appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Slim Thug appears courtesy of Star Trak / Geffen Records
Contains an interpolation of "Main Title from The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)"
Written and Performed by Henry Mancini
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
Under license from Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
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Enjoyable, but not fantastic.
13 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie unfolds slowly & tentatively, but picks up speed as it progresses...or maybe I was just too concerned with Steve Martin's interpretation of Inspector Clouseau, and I finally relaxed about halfway through the film. Well, when you're used to seeing Peter Sellers as Clouseau, it's just difficult to view anyone else in that role. But, true to the character, Steve Martin does make it his own, and actually pulls it off pretty effectively. He has always been good with physical humor, and this film is no exception.

Similarly, its difficult to adjust to seeing Kevin Kline as Inspector Dreyfus. Since this movie is a prequel, I can assume that Clouseau has yet to get completely under his skin. It was typical Kevin Kline ... dry, with a weak french accent. I was mildly disappointed because I really enjoyed his french character & accent in French Kiss several years ago.

The first few gags were very short-sided and fell flat, but once Clouseau starts looking for clues the slapstick works a little better & the film gets more enjoyable. Many of the gags are predictable (as is the plot), but what really makes them work is Martin's reactions (which I really think was the key to Peter Seller's portrayal as well).

This film was very tame, with only subtle innuendoes that most youngsters aren't likely to grasp. The audience appeared to laugh at least as much as I did. If you don't expect too much, this movie will be fun; if you expect too much, you're likely to be disappointed.


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