Curse of the Pink Panther Poster

Release Date: January 19th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2006

PG|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
When legendary Inspector Clouseau (Roger Moore) goes missing, New York police officer Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass) is enlisted to find him. But Sleigh turns out to be the only detective in the world more incompetent than Clouseau himself. Traveling to France, Sleigh bumbles his way into and out of trouble, while encountering a number of characters from Clouseau's past, including the charismatic jewel thief Charles Litton (David Niven) and his womanizing nephew, George (Robert Wagner).

Cast: Ted Wass, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Herbert Lom, Joanna Lumley, Capucine , Robert Loggia, Harvey Korman

Director: Blake Edwards

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: United Artists, Jewel Productions Inc., Titan Productions

Keywords: Police officer, Hilarious, France, 1980s, New York City, Investigation, Lighthearted, Madcap, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

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  • All that's missing are the laughs. In their place, we get wall-to-wall predictability. [13 Aug 1983]

  • This is mildly amusing, and the scenes with Niven -- his last, and reportedly dubbed by impressionist Rich Little when Niven's illness had taken the strength from his voice -- are poignant. But there is no restoring the force that made the earlier Panthers work. [12 Aug 1983, p.C5]

  • 20

    Maybe if it looked like Edwards cared about the movie it might have been something more. Even so, without Clouseau, what The Curse of the Pink Panther brings us is staged prop humor, and a number of indignities courtesy of the make-up and wardrobe departments. show more

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