To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.
The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".
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That famous jewel, The Pink Panther, has once again been stolen and Inspector Jacque Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that "The Phantom" has returned and utilizes all of his resources, himself and his oriental manservant, to reveal the true identity of "The Phantom".Written by
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During the sequence when the bath tap is left running, the crew overfilled the tank so that when Clouseau opened the door, literally tons of water poured down the chute and ripped the set apart. Mike Grady and Victor Spinetti were nearly drowned, but continued to improvise in the flooded wreckage. See more »
The wires that lift the old woman's chair when the bomb explodes are visible. See more »
[Clouseau is having the hotel bellboy spy on Lady Lytton]
How long have you been a bellboy?
Oh, too long, Monsieur.
Keep up the good work, and I shall see to it you become a bell *man*.
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During the closing credits, the straightjacket-bound Dreyfus is shown watching and commenting on the words, particularly when Peter Sellers' credit comes up as "Clouseau." Dreyfus also writes "The End" on the wall of his padded cell with his feet. See more »
The first DVD release, put out by Artisan Entertainment, did not feature the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio version of the film. Instead, the pan-and-scan version of the film was cropped, and the DVD was presented in a matted aspect ratio of 1.85:1--approximately 25% of the screen was lost in this process. See more »
I very much enjoy this installment of the series. Not very fond of any of the others. The Return of the Pink Panther just has it all in my opinion. You get a crime story, funny/stupid humor, Clouseau who still has no idea of what's going on(this just makes the movie what it is).
The fight between Clouseau and Kato in the apartment is hilarious. One has to wonder how long Kato was waiting in the refrigerator. The fight is just very slapstick and clumsy that it makes me and my girlfriend laugh every time we see it.
Another great point of the film is the numerous cars that Clouseau goes through. Loosing a few into a pool.
The mental breakdown of Herbert Lom's character is also one of the film's fine points.
This is -- my opinion -- the funniest of the series. I have always enjoyed it, and most likely will always enjoy it.
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