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The Pink Panther (2006)

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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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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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$82,226,474 (USA) (14 April 2006)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chris Tucker and Robin Williams were early contenders for the role of Inspector Clouseau. Kevin Spacey, Mike Myers and Kevin Kline were considered for the role (Kline got the role of Dreyfus instead). See more »


When Clouseau is trying to park his car, he knocks off the front bumper of a cop car, and the rear bumper of a civilian car. In the shot of him coming up the steps, the cop car is completely different. See more »


Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Do not leave Europe!
Yuri: But we have matches in Asia.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: All right. Do not leave Europe or Asia!
Yuri: And we also have a match in Brazil.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Do not leave Europe, Asia, or the Americas!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #41.7 (2009) See more »


Mystic Voyage
Written and Performed by Roy Ayers
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

another weak panther
1 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All the jokes are very predictable, there is nothing new in the story. Steve Martin is once again OVERRATED and after 15 minutes you want to leave the movie theater.

To be very honest there are only two good jokes and parts of the soundtrack is very good.

Sometimes the background out of focus is more interesting to watch than Steve Martin.

Hopefully they won't make a DVD of this film!

When I saw the film eight people were watching and only one guy were laughing.

I found a total waste of time and money!

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