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The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

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Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

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Harald Zwart

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Clouseau
Jean Reno ... Ponton
Emily Mortimer ... Nicole
Andy Garcia ... Vicenzo
Alfred Molina ... Pepperidge
Yuki Matsuzaki ... Kenji
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Sonia
John Cleese ... Dreyfus
Lily Tomlin ... Mrs. Berenger
Jeremy Irons ... Avellaneda
Johnny Hallyday ... Milliken
Geoffrey Palmer ... Joubert
Philip Goodwin Philip Goodwin ... Renard
Armel Bellec ... Louis
Jack Metzger Jack Metzger ... Antoine
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Storyline

After having been rewarded for solving the mystery of the Pink Panther Diamond, inspector Jacques Clouseau has been assigned to minor tasks by his boss inspector Dreyfus so as not to have him in his way anymore. Unfortunately, the famous diamond has once again been stolen as have many other artifacts in a series of burglaries around the world. His past success will enable inspector Clouseau to be part of the dream team comprised of the greatest detectives of the affected countries, where he will be able to display his numerous talents across the world. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Steve Martin revient dans le rôle de l'Inspecteur Clouseau (Steve Martin is back as Inspector Clouseau) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some suggestive humor, brief mild language and action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Pink Panther Sequel See more »

Filming Locations:

Bedford, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,588,150, 8 February 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,922,978, 22 March 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,871,032, 3 May 2009
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Cleese - taking over from Kevin Kline as Dreyfus - uses his own English accent in the film. Nevertheless, Cleese is capable of a very amusing French accent which he demonstrated in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). See more »

Goofs

One of the items stolen was the Pope's ring. However, the ring shown is actually the type worn by bishops and cardinals with a red stone (presumably a ruby) on it, but never by the Pope. The pope's fisherman ring is all gold (or gold plated as is Francis' ring) with the reigning pope's coat of arms on its top, which was used in the past as an envelope seal and stamp. That is the reason why the papal ring is destroyed when the reigning Pope dies or resigns (as did Benedict XVI) to prevent forgery of documents. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
British Librarian: [inside the British Library] I now bring to your attention one of the most stunning treasures inside the British Library's entire collection: the Magna Carta.
[the tourists murmur at the stolen Magna Carta display, with The Tornado's calling card left at the scene]
Turin Guide: [inside the Turin Chapel] And now, over here, perhaps the most cherished ancient artifact in the Western world: the Shroud of Turin.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles of the film double as an animated short featuring the famous animated counterparts of Inspector Clouseau and the Pink Panther. Similarly the film ends with the animated Pink Panther walking across the screen before the end titles start. Both of these appearances are consistent with the previous films in the franchise. See more »

Connections

Follows The Pink Panther (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Habanera Para Baile
Traditional
Arranged by K.T. Wilder
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French, Fun
28 February 2009 | by turk_roosterSee all my reviews

True to the first installment, The Pink Panther 2 begins with much promise by way of Inspector Clouseau's own brand of semi slapstick humor, loses its way somewhere around the middle, and then finds it again to round off a fairly watchable movie. As far as humor is concerned, one gets the feeling that there is an overlap of far too many elements – the stereotypes, the action sequences, the warped logic, the karate kid family create sequences that are delightful but in certain instances a trifle too much. Good to see Aishwariya in a substantial role, not the least towards the end. The ending is definitely not guessable, though I am not sure whether it is entirely logical. Well, all is fair in Clouseau's end-justifies-the-means-and-hilarity world


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