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Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
UK / English
"There is only one Inspector Clouseau. His adventure continues... "
Sixth in the Pink Panther series. The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the...
Peter Sellers Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (archive footage)
David Niven Sir Charles Litton
Herbert Lom Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
Richard Mulligan Clouseau's Father
Joanna Lumley Marie Jouvet
Capucine Lady Simone Litton
Robert Loggia Bruno Langois
Harvey Korman Prof. Auguste Balls
Burt Kwouk Cato Fong
Graham Stark Hercule Lajoy
Peter Arne Col. Bufoni
André Maranne Sergeant Francois Duval
Ronald Fraser Dr. Longet
Leonard Rossiter Super-Intendant Quinlan
Marne Maitland Deputy Comissioner Lasorde
Director: Blake Edwards
Producer: Tony Adams,Blake Edwards
Writer: Blake Edwards,Frank Waldman
A Travesty
Blake Edwards was not interested in doing a "tribute" to the late Peter Sellers with this movie. What he wanted to do was find a way to milk more money out of the property by first setting us up with a "Clouseau disappears" movie to squeeze the last nickel out of Sellers posthumously and then hope audiences would come back for the dreadful follow-up with Ted Wass and he could then get some more movies out of it. For the first half, we have half a plot by using old Sellers outtakes and then when he runs out it turns into a "tribute" by spotlighting old clips. What I remember so vividly when I saw this movie in the theaters was how after the outtakes ended, absolutely no one in the theater laughed for the last half of the movie.

If Edwards wanted to do a proper "tribute" he would have taken these Sellers outtakes (which are funny) and put them back into longer directors cut versions of the Panther films they were originally intended for (one outtake finally clears up why Clouseau keeps referring to Colin Blakely as "Sergeant Yard" in "Pink Panther Strikes Again"). The end result would have pleased everyone as a proper tribute to Sellers' genius and when Edwards used to know how to make a funny movie. Unfortunately Edwards wasn't bright enough to think of a sensible idea like that.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 4.4
Musician: Henry Mancini
Running time: 96 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3