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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.

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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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Inspector Clouseau's biggest mistake lives on! See more »

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

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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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Trivia

Claudia Cardinale played a different character than she had done in the original The Pink Panther (1963) where she had played Princess Dahla. In Son of the Pink Panther (1993), Cardinale plays Maria Gambrelli, a character which had been previously seen in the franchise's second film, A Shot in the Dark (1964), where Gambrelli had been played by Elke Sommer. See more »

Goofs

When Commisioner Dreyfus accidentally ejects himself from his hospital bed, person being ejected is a clearly a stunt double, with darker hair, and more of it. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Son of Sleepaway Camp (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Pink Panther Theme
Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by Bobby McFerrin
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Like Father, Like "Son" Somewhat Less
18 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

The "Pink Panther" franchise has spawned a number of movies. The last one in the series is "Son of the Pink Panther." It stars Roberto Benigni as the original Inspector Jacques Clouseau's son. He does a good job stumbling and bumbling his way through the story. It's easy to picture Benigni as a Clouseau-type stumblebum. And a number of characters appear that, although they did not appear in "The Pink Panther," have become familiar in other "Panther" movies. But the last in the line differs somewhat from the original. Its tone isn't quite as lighthearted as the first. It has a lot of violence that seems to taint the movie. Although there are a few good scenes, this movie reminds us all how sorely Peter Sellers is missed.


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