Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)




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The sixth in the Pink Panther series, this comedy looks back at the life of deceased Inspector Clousseau via his friends and enemies. They relate their memories to an inquiring reporter who is intent on explaining the detective's disappearance while he investigated the second theft of the Pink Panther jewel.

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Peter Sellers
as Inspector Jacques Clouseau
David Niven
as Sir Charles Litton
Herbert Lom
as Chief Insp. Dreyfus
Richard Mulligan
as Clouseau Senior
Joanna Lumley
as Marie Jouvet
as Lady Litton
Harvey Korman
as Prof. Balls
Graham Stark
as Hercule
Peter Arne
as Col. Bufoni
Andre Maranne
as Francois
Ronald Fraser
as Dr. Longet
Marne Maitland
as Commissioner Lasorde
Colin Blakely
as Insp. Alec Drummond
Dudley Sutton
as Hugh McClaren (archive footage)
Harold Kasket
as President Sandover Haleesh
Liz Smith
as Martha Balls (archive footage)
Denise Crosby
as Denise, Bruno's moll
William Hootkins
as Taxi Driver
Harold Berens
as Hotel Clerk
Daniel Peacock
as Clouseau (age 18)
Lucca Mezzofanti
as Clouseau (age 8)
Madlena Nedeva
as Mme. Dreyfuss
Arthur Howard
as Arthur, Bruno's butler
Weston Gavin
as 1st Mafia Boss
Marc Smith
as 2nd Mafia Boss
John Allen Cassady
as 3rd Mafia Boss
Gary Whelan
as 4th Mafia Boss
Joe Praml
as 5th Mafia Boss
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Critic Reviews for Trail of the Pink Panther

All Critics (13)

A waste of everyone's time.

November 7, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The movie is almost a fraud. There's no new ideas and it doesn't achieve the quality of its predecessors. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 27, 2019 | Full Review…

A weak link in the brilliant series.

December 15, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Think of it as the cinematic version of a sitcom clip show.

January 25, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

A horrible idea, badly executed.

January 20, 2005 | Rating: 0/5

Ugh. Takes cinematic desperation to a whole new level.

November 5, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Trail of the Pink Panther


This film was a big cut and paste movie. When Peter Sellers died, this film should have ended there. The Pink Panther movies never cussed until this one. There were a lot of questionable scenes. I normally love Pink Panther movies, but this was not very good. The trail is the worst in the pink panther seris. Story: C- Acting: B- Direction: D Visuals: C Overall: C- *1/2 out of 4 stars

Matthew Rodrigues
Matthew Rodrigues

Super Reviewer

I think it's disgusting to make a "sequel" in which Clouseau is "missing" when he reality they used clips from previous movies because Peter Sellers was dead.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

Or how to milk previous footage for everything its worth.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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