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The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |  6 February 2009 (USA)
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Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

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Storyline

After having been rewarded for solving the mystery of the Pink Panther Diamond, inspector Jacques Clouseau has been assigned to minor tasks by his boss inspector Dreyfus so as not to have him in his way anymore. Unfortunately, the famous diamond has once again been stolen as have many other artifacts in a series of burglaries around the world. His past success will enable inspector Clouseau to be part of the dream team comprised of the greatest detectives of the affected countries, where he will be able to display his numerous talents across the world. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Les meilleurs inspecteurs du monde font équipe...cherchez l'intrus! (The best detectives in the world are teaming up...look for the intruder!) See more »


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Rated PG for some suggestive humor, brief mild language and action | See all certifications »

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6 February 2009 (USA)  »

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The Next Pink Panther  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,588,150 (USA) (6 February 2009)

Gross:

$35,922,978 (USA) (20 March 2009)
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The filmmakers chose to show a postcard version of Paris in the movie, inspired by such films as Madeline (1998), The Red Balloon (1956), Jacques Tati's films and Ratatouille (2007). As such the film takes place in modern, but slightly anachronistic Paris. See more »

Goofs

As Clouseau begins to explain how his reference system for parking tickets has led to him solving the crime, the box containing the real Pink Panther inexplicably disappears from his hand between shots in a fraction of a second. See more »

Quotes

Sonia: Story of my life, the men I'm interested in aren't the ones interested in me.
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles of the film double as an animated short featuring the famous animated counterparts of Inspector Clouseau and the Pink Panther. Similarly the film ends with the animated Pink Panther walking across the screen before the end titles start. Both of these appearances are consistent with the previous films in the franchise. See more »

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References Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) See more »

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Finale in C Major
from "The Minerva Quartets"
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Performed by The Christiania Quartet
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Steve Martin Is Losing It
6 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sorry, but Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau just does not make it. There is only one Clouseau, and that's Peter Sellers. I can't understand why Martin has done this, except his ego has gotten so big he thinks he's funny enough to pull it off. Well I have news for Steve: Forget it! Both of these Pink Panther remakes are totally lame travesties and nothing more than cheap imitation cash-grabs. Steve Martin, go back to doing what you're good at, being Steve Martin, not a second-rate, amateur, really bad imitation of Peter Sellers. As for John Cleese, he must be hard up for cash. That's the only reason I can see him doing this. Obviously the Hollywood marketing people have aimed this piece of junk at the juvenile market which is too young to know about Peter Sellers.


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