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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

Ensuing after the events of Clouseau's disappearance, his bosses at the Surete put a computer into service to elect a new shrewd detective, Sleigh, who turns up just as inept as Clouseau.

Director:

Blake Edwards

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Sir Charles Litton
Robert Wagner ... George Lytton
Herbert Lom ... Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus
Joanna Lumley ... Countess Chandra
Capucine ... Lady Simone Litton
Robert Loggia ... Bruno Langois
Harvey Korman ... Prof. Auguste Balls
Burt Kwouk ... Cato Fong
Ted Wass ... Sergeant Clifton Sleigh
Roger Moore ... Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (as Turk Thrust II)
Leslie Ash ... Juleta Shane (AKA Julie Morgan)
Graham Stark ... Bored Waiter
André Maranne ... Sergeant Francois Duval
Peter Arne ... General Bufoni
Patti Davis ... Michelle Chauvin (as Patricia Davis)
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Storyline

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, N.Y.P.D. Sergeant Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles his way past assassins and corrupt officials as though he were Clouseau's American cousin. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's been bombed, blasted and plugged in the parachute ... Is this any way to welcome the World's Greatest Detective ?

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This movie marked the final appearance of the "Pink Panther" diamond jewel in a "Pink Panther" movie until Pink Panther (2006). See more »

Goofs

Around 00:34:45, despite of acting in a french's museum, there is some big grammatical and spelling mistakes on the wall : it's written "Un superb detective que les criminels se m'efient". It should be "Un superbe détective dont les criminels se méfient" See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: Do you know what this opportunity means to me? I'm a third-generation police officer. My grandfather and my father were captains.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: Mm, your family must be very proud of you.
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: They still can't believe it.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: Neither can I.
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: Me, out of all those millions. My grandfather tells everyone it's a practical joke.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: [stifling a giggle] I'm sorry.
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Crazy Credits

Roger Moore is credited as Turk Thrust II. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Tempest (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Moon River
Written by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
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A pleasant surprise
15 May 2001 | by Dock-OckSee all my reviews

Ignore the negative press when viewing this. O.K., the movie cant hit the heights of either A shot in the dark or The Pink Panther Strikes Again, but it is a nice little film in it's own right. Firstly Ted Wass is good in the role of Clifton Sleigh, perhaps it is the fact that the character is too bumbling in the wrong direction that it doesn't work out. The stars of the show are again Herbert Lom and Joanna Lumley, and the sexy Leslie Ash in a Bond girl like role. The man who steals the show is surprisingly Roger Moore as the newly Plastic surgery clad Clouseau who is made up to look like, rather appropriately, Roger Moore. An hilarious twist which is something Clouseau would have gone in for. It is a pity Moore wasn't given the role of Clouseau out right because he is effective in the part and quite funny. An enjoyable little film.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Pink Panther See more »

Filming Locations:

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,641,182, 14 August 1983

Gross USA:

$4,491,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,491,986
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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