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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the... See full summary »

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Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sergeant Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles his way past assassins and corrupt officials as though he were Clouseau's American cousin. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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12 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Fluch des rosaroten Panthers  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,641,182 (USA) (14 August 1983)

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$4,491,986 (USA)
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Trivia

Though uncredited, Peter Sellers can still be heard in various scenes through archival sound. See more »

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No flares are seen coming from the guns being fired at Sleigh, when he's in the alley with Bruno and one of his goons. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: [offering photograph] Do you know this man?
Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau: No! I have never seen this person ever in my life! Never!
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: It's Inspector Clouseau.
Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau: *Chief* Inspector.
Countess Chandra: *That's* Inspector Clouseau.
Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau: *Chief* Inspector!
Sergeant Clifton Sleigh: You know him?
Countess Chandra: Yes!
Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau: What?
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Crazy Credits

Roger Moore is credited as Turk Thrust II. See more »

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Followed by Son of the Pink Panther (1993) See more »

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Clifton Sleigh Is No Clouseau
28 August 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

After Peter Sellers passed away, the producers of the "Pink Panther" franchise tried to carry on without their star. As evidenced in "Inspector Clouseau," having another actor play the bumbling French detective was not the answer. They tried to fill the void left by Sellers with old footage, in "Trail of the Pink Panther." Then they tried to introduce a new character, a counterpart to Clouseau. Thus was created "Curse of the Pink Panther." Ted Wass plays the newcomer, an amazingly inept New York cop named Clifton Sleigh, who is chosen to investigate Clouseau's disappearance. His act is loaded with slapstick, in attempt to copy Clouseau's style. However, it's not the same. Also appearing in "Curse" is a load of actors from all the previous "Pink Panther" movies, including Herbert Lom as Chief Inspector Dreyfus, Burt Kwouk as Kato, and David Niven as Sir Charles Lytton. Watch it if you must, but you'll be reminded of how Peter Sellers will be missed.


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