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The Pink Panther (2006)

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Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.

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Shawn Levy

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Len Blum (screenplay), Steve Martin (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Clouseau
Kevin Kline ... Dreyfus
Jean Reno ... Ponton
Emily Mortimer ... Nicole
Henry Czerny ... Yuri
Kristin Chenoweth ... Cherie
Roger Rees ... Raymond Larocque
Beyoncé ... Xania (as Beyoncé Knowles)
Philip Goodwin Philip Goodwin ... Deputy Chief Renard
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... President
William Abadie ... Bizu
Daniel Sauli ... Music Producer
Jean Dell Jean Dell ... Justice Minister Clochard
Anna Katarina ... Agent Corbeille
Nick Toren ... Agent Savard
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Storyline

Before thousands of enthusiastic spectators at the World Cup semi-finals between France and China, an elusive professional assassin murders the famous French coach, and manages, somehow, to steal from his hand his prized possession--the priceless Pink Panther diamond ring. Now, of all the Parisian Police Force's detectives, the deceitful Chief Inspector, Dreyfus, decides to appoint the maladroit investigator, Jacques Clouseau, to this difficult and mysterious case, knowing that the eccentric gendarme is way out of his depth. Does Dreyfus have a hidden agenda? Can France's clueless and most bumbling officer of the law piece together the scarce leads to pull off a surprising success? Written by Nick Riganas

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He wasn't born to greatness... but he just might stumble across it. See more »


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Rated PG for occasional crude and suggestive humor and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Czech Republic

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mask of the Pink Panther See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,220,412, 12 February 2006

Gross USA:

$82,226,474

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,851,357
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Carrey was considered for the part of Jacques Clouseau. See more »

Goofs

When the trainer comes around the corner after Clouseau hears the "heel" sound being made by the trainer's shoes there is a mismatch. The trainer's shoes were regular athletic sneakers, not cleats which could have made that noise. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chief Inspector Dreyfus: Ah, Clouseau. Yes, well, the first time I ever heard that name, uh, Clouseau was just a little, um... nobody, a police officer in some little village far outside of Paris.
Chief Inspector Dreyfus: He was the village idiot as far as I could tell.
[Dreyfus chuckles]
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Crazy Credits

The MGM logo is slammed open (with Leo the Lion in mid-roar) by the animated Inspector Clouseau, who takes a look around and then walks off. The Pink Panther appears and closes the logo, leaving Leo unconscious. See more »

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An alternate opening sequence, made in CGI. See more »

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Riviera Rendezvous
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Not quite what I'd hoped for ...
19 February 2006 | by boneheadSee all my reviews

I'm rather surprised at the outpouring of positive commentary about this movie, especially by folks who are older than ten or so.

I saw this with my son in a crowded theatre, mostly children, and from the reaction, most of them thought it was hilarious. I'd been hoping for a bit more of a nod to adults - something along the lines of what there was in Bugs Bunny or, more recently, in a lot of the SpongeBob Squarepants episodes - something more than fart jokes and basic slapstick.

Unfortunately, that's pretty much all there was. I felt like I was sitting through Mr. Magoo again, except with Steve Martin instead of Leslie Nielsen. Sure, there were a couple of funny bits, but they were certainly not enough to carry the movie - a lot like MIB II in this regard, where it felt like they had a couple of jokes left over from the first that they tried to use to carry the movie.

The wonderful actors Kevin Kline and Jean Reno were wasted in their roles - though without them it would have been completely abysmal, and Beyonce does a good job as well.

In short, it wasn't bad enough that I felt I wasted my time, but I'm sure glad that I went on a free pass and didn't pay $17 for the experience. Then again, if you've got kids under the age of 12 or so, take them - they will love it, it's right up their alley - just don't expect much to be there for yourself.


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