Son of the Pink Panther

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Roberto Benigni is an undeniably gifted physical comic, but the misguided Son of Pink Panther betrays his energetic efforts with a painfully unfunny script.

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When Princess Yasmin (Debrah Farentino) of the kingdom of Lugash is kidnapped by Hans Zarba (Robert Davi), Police Commissioner Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) comes to Nice, France, to supervise the rescue effort. Clumsy policeman Jacques Gambrelli (Roberto Benigni) is assigned to assist him -- and Dreyfus is appalled to learn Jacques is the illegitimate son of his old nemesis, the late Inspector Clouseau. While Jacques pursues the princess, Dreyfus romances Jacques' mother (Claudia Cardinale).

Cast & Crew

Roberto Benigni
Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau Jr
Herbert Lom
Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus
Claudia Cardinale
Maria Gambrelli
Burt Kwouk
Cato Fong
Debrah Farentino
Princess Yasmin
Graham Stark
Professor Auguste Balls
Anton Rodgers
Police Chief Charles Lazar
Blake Edwards
Screenwriter
Steven Sunshine
Screenwriter
Nigel Wooll
Executive Producer
Henry Mancini
Original Music
Dick Bush
Cinematographer
Robert Pergament
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Critic Reviews for Son of the Pink Panther

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (32)

  • [Benigni's] cheerful physicality and soul -- combined with Edwards's continuing feel for slapstick -- give the tired routines of Son of the Pink Panther whatever life they have.

    July 23, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Edwards actually sets the stage at the end for a sequel. Is there anybody out there who would want to see it? More to the point, would Edwards want to make it?

    July 23, 2014 | Full Review…
  • This movie will finally kill off the series.

    July 23, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • That there are any laughs at all is due almost entirely to Benigni. He's not remotely like Sellers, but he's a creative physical comedian.

    July 23, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • To be fair, Benigni does the best he can with the supremely unfunny material.

    July 23, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Outside of the James Bond films, it's hard to think of a series as pass as Blake Edwards' Pink Panther comedies.

    November 6, 2009 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Son of the Pink Panther

  • May 06, 2011
    Com toda certeza o pior filme da sà (C)rie A Pantera Cor de Rosa.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2008
    I am surprised this one was made so recently. I liked the opening credits with the animated pink panther brought to life to direct an a cappella performance of his theme song. Unfortunately from there it is just an excuse to milk the franchise for a few more dollars, while the laughs have become very strained. It's also an excuse to bring back the older generation of Lom, Cardinale, and Kwouk. Benigni is explained ridiculously as the son of Jacques Clouseau. So he has a funny Italian accent instead of a funny French accent. He bumbles and stumbles and spouts off Shakespeare and other poets, you know the usual Benigni type humor. Davi is not too bad as a bad guy. And Farentino is quite pretty though often drugged into a stupor as the damsel in distress. The plot is not important in the least and that just makes it all the more sad.
    Byron B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2008
    Ten years after Peter Sellers died, Blake Edwards feels the need to make another sequel that is both tactless and unfunny.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2008
    Benigni is simply fantastic!
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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