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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.

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That famous jewel, The Pink Panther, has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources - himself and his oriental manservant - to reveal the true identity of 'The Phantom'. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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HE'S BACK...no risk is too daring...No caper is too exotic...No crime is too dangerous See more »

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21 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El regreso de la pantera rosa  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$41,833,347
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Trivia

The star figure (mathematically denoted {8,2}) used by Hindus to symbolize Ashtalakshmi (the eight forms of wealth) is a symbol which appears prominently in the Lugash national museum portrayed in the movie. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Col. Sharky: Forgive me, Madam, but you see before you a very disillusioned man.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the straightjacket-bound Dreyfus is shown watching and commenting on the words, particularly when Peter Sellers' credit comes up as "Clouseau." Dreyfus also writes "The End" on the wall of his padded cell with his feet. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

The Ride of the Valkyries
(from The Valkyries) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
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Inspector Clouseau is funnier than ever in this hilarious comedy!
31 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

Return of the Pink Panther is an outstanding comedy starring Peter Sellers as the lovable and totally incompetent Inspect Clouseau. I remember seeing this film for the first time just after its release and laughed so hard that my wife refused to sit next to me in the theatre. There are a few slow spots, mainly those without Sellers' charm on screen but there are more than enough belly laughs in this movie to make up for that. Don't miss it.


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