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Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 27 August 1993 (USA)
Charles Dreyfus encounters Jacques Gambrelli, who reminds him painfully of Inspector Clouseau, the man who drove him insane. With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Maurice Richlin (characters), Blake Edwards (characters) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roberto Benigni ... Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli
Herbert Lom ... Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus
Claudia Cardinale ... Maria Gambrelli
Shabana Azmi ... Queen
Debrah Farentino ... Princess Yasmin
Jennifer Edwards Jennifer Edwards ... Yussa
Robert Davi ... Hans Zarba
Mark Schneider ... Arnon
Mike Starr ... Hanif
Kenny Spalding Kenny Spalding ... Garth
Anton Rodgers ... Police Chief Charles Lazar
Burt Kwouk ... Cato Fong
Graham Stark ... Professor Auguste Balls
Oliver Cotton ... King Haroak
Aharon Ipalé ... Gen. Jaffar
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Storyline

Eighth entry in the Pink Panther. It is nearly 30 years since Inspector Jacques Clouseau managed to get Maria Gambrelli off from a murder charge (events of "A Shot In The Dark".) Maria has gone on and have moved to a seaside town. Also Princess Yasmin of Lugash has come to the town for a holiday with her father. She is kidnapped and because of the strong ties between France and Lugash, Chief Inspector Dreyfus is called in to find her. He is hampered by the local police officer Jacques and is amazed when he finds that Jacques is Maria's son. He is terrified even though he and Maria are falling in love that Jacques is Clouseau's son and Jacques is showing Clouseau-ish behaviour. Both Jacques and Dreyfus set out to find the missing Princess... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comic violence and some mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

27 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,129,689, 27 August 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,457,574
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final "Pink Panther" picture directed by Blake Edwards. See more »

Goofs

When Jaques Gambrelli leaves the hospital, his bike has wet cement on the wheels. In the next scene, the wheels are clean, with no trace of cement. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hans Zarba: [watching a recorded surveillance video of Princess Yasmin practicing her martial arts] She's good.
Hanif: Good, huh?
Yussa: Yes, she's good.
Hanif: As good as you?
Yussa: Maybe.
Hanif: Better.
[Hanif laughs; Yussa reverse-kicks him]
Hanif: [Hans lifts Yussa by the throat] She was only showing how good she is.
Hans Zarba: I know how... good she is... or she wouldn't be with us.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits start with the Pink Panther walking across a still of Jacques Gambrelli. Suddenly the animated Gambrelli cuts away the head of live-action Gambrelli and pops out of the hole, dropping the head on the Panther; the enraged Panther chases him into fading blackness. See more »

Alternate Versions

Italian prints (available on DVD in Italy) contains several alternate scenes, different camera angles and sound effects. This version runs at 86 minutes, seven minutes shorter of the U.S. cut. The alternate scenes are somewhat bawdy and make for a much funnier film:
  • Gambrelli, riding in the car with Dreyfus and Francois Duval, pulls out a condom, starts stretching it and inflating it like a balloon. The condom then pops.
  • Gambrelli's lock up with the princess: Hans drops his body on the floor in Yasmin's room before leaving. Gambrelli comes to his senses seeing Yasmin, collapsing onto Yasmin's lap in a stupor. He then recoups himself onto her chest and makes love with the aroused Yasmin. He attempts to burst out the door, but gets flung back onto the floor. The scene ends with implied oral sex as the shot focuses on Yasmin's face, much to her satisfaction.
  • Dialogue from Gambrelli during the ending animated Pink Panther sequence.
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Connections

Follows A Shot in the Dark (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

The Pink Panther Theme
Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by Bobby McFerrin
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8 April 2001 | by SCBJinglesSee all my reviews

For hardcore Clouseau/Sellers fans: Go ahead and skip this one. The missing element of Sellers really robs the Pink Panther series of its essence.

For true Edwards fans such as myself: Please see this movie. I don't quite know why Edwards made this, but it was nice to see some of the familiar Panther faces; and slapstick routines that were new to this film. The hospital bed scene with the remote control is classic Edwards. It seems to me he could have used this gag in any new non-panther movie since he has frequently used this type of humor in many other films like "A Fine Mess", "Blind Date", "S.O.B.", "High Time", "What Did You Do In The War, Daddy?", "Victor/Victoria", and "10". Perhaps he was trying to use up some remaining gags he had in his script closet. I guess I'll have to keep waiting patiently for a new Edwards film. And does it always have to be the same comedy routines? Another poignant film like "That's Life" would be nice as well as another thriller like "Experiment in Terror".

I had mixed feelings about the appearance of Claudia Cardinale in this movie. Obviously she is a Pink Panther veteran where she played the Princess so it was nice to see her. In this movie she played the character of Maria Gambrelli which was originally played by Elke Sommer in "A Shot In The Dark". Why she didn't play the same character is strange to me, but then Panther fans may recall that Graham Stark has played several different characters throughout the Pink Panther series, and when Christopher Plummer played David Niven's role in "Return of the Pink Panther", his wife (also a different actress from the original) had a new name. Did he get a divorce? However in "Trail of the Pink Panther" I guess Niven and Capucine reconciled since they once again played the roles of the Phantom and Simone:) ????????? So I guess it was nothing that strange to see Claudia Cardinale appear in the film in a different role.


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