Eighth entry in the Pink Panther. It is nearly 30 years since Inspector Jacques Clouseau managed to get Maria Gambrelli off from a murder charge (events of "A Shot In The Dark".) Maria has gone on and have moved to a seaside town. Also Princess Yasmin of Lugash has come to the town for a holiday with her father. She is kidnapped and because of the strong ties between France and Lugash, Chief Inspector Dreyfus is called in to find her. He is hampered by the local police officer Jacques and is amazed when he finds that Jacques is Maria's son. He is terrified even though he and Maria are falling in love that Jacques is Clouseau's son and Jacques is showing Clouseau-ish behaviour. Both Jacques and Dreyfus set out to find the missing Princess...Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
Robert Davi sets fire to a fishing boat, dives over the side and swims to a yacht and when he's seen on board he's dry. See more »
[watching a recorded surveillance video of Princess Yasmin practicing her martial arts]
Yes, she's good.
As good as you?
[Hanif laughs; Yussa reverse-kicks him]
[Hans lifts Yussa by the throat]
She was only showing how good she is.
I know how... good she is... or she wouldn't be with us.
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The opening credits have the Pink Panther stepping out of a cinema screen to conduct a live-action orchestra to his theme music (taking the baton from composer Henry Mancini). He does a superb job... until an animated Inspector Gambrelli mucks things up. See more »
Italian prints (available on DVD in Italy) contains several alternate scenes, different camera angles and sound effects. This version runs at 86 minutes, seven minutes shorter of the U.S. cut. The alternate scenes are somewhat bawdy and make for a much funnier film:
Gambrelli, riding in the car with Dreyfus and Francois Duval, sneezes and then grabs for a rag to wipe down the mess, but pulls out a condom instead. From there he starts stretching it and inflating it like a balloon. The condom then pops.
Gambrelli's lock up with the princess: Hans drops his body on the floor in Yasmin's room before leaving. Gambrelli comes to his senses seeing Yasmin, collapsing onto Yasmin's lap in a stupor. He then recoups himself onto her chest and makes love with the aroused Yasmin. He attempts to burst out the door, but gets flung back onto the floor. The scene ends with implied oral sex as the shot focuses on Yasmin's face, much to her satisfaction.
Dialogue from Gambrelli during the ending animated Pink Panther sequence.
What do you say about a movie that proudly proclaims THREE (no more!) stars from the lone critic quoted from the box - and it's from a CANADIAN PAPER? One word - AWFUL! Roberto Benigni is a funny and talented actor, so he's not to blame for this mess - blame Edwards. Did Edwards actually used to be funny? I thought he used to be, but you'd never know from this movie. It's shocking to see Burt Kwouk looking so aged, but he and Lom, Cardinale, and Stark provide the movie's only pleasure, because they are kind of old friends by now.
With the abysmal grosses of this SOP (Son Of Pink), you'd think that the series is finally at an end. However, I read recently that United Artists is planning to revive (!) the series!!! They are going to replace Edwards, and bring a new lead in - but I don't trust Hollywood for remakes and resurrecting old franchises anymore.
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