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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

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... See full summary »

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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 André Maranne ... Sergeant Francois Duval
Peter Arne ... General Bufoni
Patti Davis 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, NYPD 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>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Fluch des rosaroten Panthers 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,491,986
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Roger Moore: As Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, billed as Turk Thrust II. See more »

Goofs

The taxi that initially flips upside down has no bomb under it. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Francois Duval: [Visiting Dreyfus in hospital after Sergent Sleigh knocked him out his office window] Is there anything I can do for you?
[Dreyfus groans in pain]
Sergeant Francois Duval: Are you in much pain?
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: My leg hurts, but my throat is killing me.
Sergeant Francois Duval: You nearly choked to death on a goldfish
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: Where is he?
Sergeant Francois Duval: I don't know, I don't think they kept it.
Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus: Not the fish! Detective Sleigh!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) See more »

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You Do Something To Me
Written by Cole Porter
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A tinge of sadness
15 February 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

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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