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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.


Blake Edwards




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)


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


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


Comedy | Crime | Mystery


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Did You Know?


This is the only "Pink Panther" movie not to have a soundtrack album. See more »


As the taxi is sliding down the road on its roof, the "bomb" attached to the car falls off when it flips upright after hitting yellow construction container. See more »


Lt. Palmyra: Not only did you screw up the stakeout, but another little old lady was mugged. And to make matters worse, we're the laughingstock of the whole 28th precinct. And by the time those crumbs get through spreading it around town, we'll be the laughingstock of the whole god damn New York City police force.
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: With all due respect, I...
Lt. Palmyra: What respect? What do you know about respect? You sure as hell don't respect me.
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: Oh, yes, I do.
Lt. Palmyra: I got an ulcer, I'm losing my hair, and you're driving me straight to the ...
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Crazy Credits

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


References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »


You Do Something To Me
Written by Cole Porter
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Curse of the Pink Panther
13 May 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

This series should have been killed after this unfunny return with the always annoying Wass, attempting...and boy is he attempting...to fill the shoes of late great Peter Sellers. You don't even have to see the film to know it can't be done. Niven looks tired in his final role and the rest of the cast looks bored, with a feeling that they've been down this road way too many times.

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Release Date:

12 August 1983 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain See more »


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,641,182, 14 August 1983

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2.39 : 1
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