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The Pink Panther (2006)

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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When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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10 February 2006 (USA)  »

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The Birth of the Pink Panther  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,220,412, 12 February 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,226,474

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,851,357
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Trivia

Inspector Clouseau entering the motel room with Ponton to discover only one bed to share is a direct tip of the hat to Steve Martin's character Neil Page having to share a room with John Candy's Del Griffith in Planes Tranes and Automobiles 1984. Even Inspector Clouseau's pajamas share a striking resemblance to the ones worn by Candy. See more »

Goofs

When Clouseau and Ponton are at the presidential ball and are seen by the guard, the guard cocks his gun twice. 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 opening credits reflect the functions of the credited persons, for instance, Pink Panther as the orchestra director (at the music credits), standing before a photo camera (director of photography), etc. See more »

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Spoofs The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Dio, che nell'alma infondere
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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5 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

What a waste of time and talent...... Kline, Martin, Reno... They should have known better, considering their age, talent and somewhat rich past. In this new Panther NOTHING works! Everything is SO mediocre and banal.... Sad to see Martin finally sank to fart jokes! Y'know the rest.... It gives one goose-pimples just to hear the actors speaking in English with Frech accents! There is also this very embarrassing scene where Closeau tries to learn the right pronunciations.... Man, c'est horrible! Why do they churn out such idiotic films in nowadays Hollywood? Do they have no talent left or do they think we the audience such stupid mushrooms????? Avoid at any cost!


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