Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) - Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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A journalist attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Inspector Clouseau.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, David Niven
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 10 out of 62 found boring (16.12%)

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The new material is mixed, with Lom still good value for sure but its mainly the Sellers stuff that this is worth watching for.

There is no plot, no humour and plenty of people dipping their hands into the pool of money to be made by Mr.Sellers's death.


Also, the pace is pedestrian, despite people saying that the 1963 Pink Panther movie is the dullest entry, and I have heard people say that, I think this entry is the dullest.

Now we get pointless interviews with past PP characters that comprise a tribute (often unbearably corny) to Clouseau.

Doesn't really work, but not as bad as some believe, though it is the last one worth watching(Did not bother with "Curse" or "Son")

All pretence at the ostensible plot (the latest theft of the Pink Panther Diamond) goes out the window, in place of flashback clips and extremely dull comedy sequences.

"Flashback" scenes are over-explained, and one in particular (involving Cato) comes so totally out of nowhere as to be confusing and disruptive.

as a result,there are a lot of continuity issues and things are disjointed.

I thought the role was boring and very unfunny.

ooops, I mean Lumley interviewing series regulars one-by-one are pointless; Richard Mulligan's scenes near the end (he plays Clouseau's father) are mostly embarrassing.

The interviews were flat and boring, the plot was completely dropped, and nothing seemed to have a point.

disjointed scraps of better movies .

It's also enjoyable to watch David Niven appearing as Sir Charles Litton.

At least the next title in the series, "Curse of the Pink Panther" is more entertaining to watch.

However, all considered, it is probably the least entertaining film in the Pink Panther canon.

) Disjointed and largely pointless film is made watchable by the use of outtakes of Sellers from previous films to tell the story, and sell the idea of him "appearing".

And while a "Best of" disc is something of an enjoyable novelty, it's understandable that this movie flopped.

Don't waste your time on this movie more than once.

As it is, this is a weird and curiously compelling last bow from a true master of comedy.

It wasn't that difficult to write a script which could make all the characters unite to find the real criminal, especially with the existence of (Herbert Lom) as (Dreyfus), (Burt Kwouk) as (Cato), and (David Niven) himself, instead of that boring idiot TV report, which deceived the audience by another (Peter Sellers)'s movie, to discover eventually that it was just stingy scenes of him; which were deleted of previous movies of the series, then a program about him with some already used scenes from the series' previous movies !

The overall feel is incredibly disjointed and distancing.