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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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He wasn't born to greatness... but he just might stumble across it. 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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Budget:

$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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Ivan Reitman was originally going to direct the film, but chose not to, staying on as producer of the film. See more »

Goofs

The crucial "zoomed section" of the picture taken at the airport is clearly from a different picture than the one we are initially shown, as evidenced e.g. by the positioning of the characters in the background. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Jacques Clouseau: You are Yuri the trainer who trains.
Yuri: Yeah, that's right.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: I am looking for a dead body. Perhaps you can tell me where it is.
Yuri: Oh, yeah. I heard it was in the locker room. You go down the hall, make a right and two lefts.
[seeing that Clouseau has almost burst into laughter and is trying to control it]
Yuri: You are finding something amusing here?
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: I'll be honest with you. I - I find your accent quite funny. Where are you fvam?
Yuri: From Russia. Gluant recruited me from the Russian military gym.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: [mocking him] "...
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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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Referenced in Conan: Quoth the Hipster, 'Whatevermore.' (2011) 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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Pleasantly surprised
14 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While obviously nothing can hold a candle to Peter Sellers and the original Pink Panther, I was pleasantly surprised with this new installment. I went in being very skeptical, but I laughed through most of the movie, and left satisfied by the experience. Beyonce really should stick to singing, so it was good that her speaking role wasn't very big; honestly a different person for her role would have made the movie better. At the movie theater or renting it later, it is definitely worth a look. Plenty of slap-stick, and Martin's accent is more over the top than Sellers, which made some of the situations very funny. And yes, his pronunciation of "hamburger" features quite prominently in it.


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