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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was David Niven's and Sir Roger Moore's fourth collaboration. The others being The King's Thief (1955), Escape to Athena (1979), and The Sea Wolves (1980). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Aldous: Ladies and gentlemen, after thoroughly searching the records of 13,623,055 candidates, I have come up with your man.
Michelle Chauvin: It's a man.
Aldous: From the 11th precinct of the New York City Police Department, I give you - a little drum roll, please...
[drum roll]
Aldous: ...Officer Clifton Sleigh.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

You Do Something To Me
Written by Cole Porter
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User Reviews

 
Mediocre but not that bad
4 June 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Curse of the Pink Panther is not the worst of the series for me, Trail and Son are much worse being shameless messes. Curse is mediocre but it does have some good things.

Pros: The film does look decent, the title sequence is fun, the music is wonderful, Ted Wass is good comedic value, Roger Moore's cameo is another bright spot and the part where Wass sits on the giant duck is hilarious. Herbert Lom is entertaining as Dreyfuss and Joanna Lumley doesn't grate like she did in Trail of the Pink Panther.

Cons: The story is very standard, slow moving and predictable, and the film is overlong. The script is fairly weak too and some of the gags and jokes don't work as well as they should have done. Sadly this was David Niven's last film, and he deserved a better swan-song, he is a good actor but he looks uninterested and bored.

Overall, mediocre but has a few good things to make it watchable. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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Details

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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