Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the...
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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".
Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sergeant Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles his way past assassins and corrupt officials as though he were Clouseau's American cousin.Written by
There's a tinge of sadness associated with Curse of the Pink Panther. Peter Sellers had died before the last two films of the series were made, and while The Trail of the Pink Panther used leftover footage from previous movies, this second to last installment didn't use his image at all. Also, this was David Niven's final film. He was very ill and died before its release.
But, if you can get past those upsets, and you like silly, slapstick Pink Panther movies, give this one a try and see if you like it. Yes, it's not the same without Peter Sellers, but Blake Edwards tried to give Ted Wass similar gags to those used in previous films. Still, since the premise revolves around an ongoing search for Inspector Clouseau, the audience is always keenly aware of why Clouseau is really missing.
In addition to David Niven, others from the original films appear in this sixth part of the series: Herbert Lom, Capucine, Robert Wagner, and Burt Kwouk. And keep an eye out for a surprise cameo from Roger Moore!
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