The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 33 mins

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After having been rewarded for solving the mystery of the Pink Panther Diamond, inspector Jacques Clouseau has been assigned to minor tasks by his boss inspector Dreyfus so as not to have him in his way anymore. Unfortunately, the famous diamond has once again been stolen as have many other artifacts in a series of burglaries around the world. His past success will enable inspector Clouseau to be part of the dream team comprised of the greatest detectives of the affected countries, where he will be able to display his numerous talents across the world.
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Did you know? Steve Martin immediately accepted to reprise his role for this sequel because of his love of the character and the opportunity to do very physical, burlesque comedy. Read More
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as Nicole
as Ponton
as Clouseau
as Pepperidge
as Vicenzo
as Louis
as Joubert's Secretary
as The Pope
as Turin Guide
as Ticketed Driver
as Avellaneda
as Dreyfus
as Mrs. Berenger
as Newscaster

Direction

Director

Production

Executive Producer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director

Sound

Sound Mixer
Sound Re-recording Mixer

Art

Art Director
Set Decorator

Casting

Casting Director

Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator

Stunts

Stunt Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Goofs:
Character Error
In the first The Pink Panther, Jean Reno's character had a British accent. In this film, he has a very thick French accent. Likewise, Dreyfus' accent (after being re-cast from Kevin Kline to John Cleese) has a strong, English brogue.

Continuity
In The Pink Panther, the diamond was set in a ring. In this film, it is just the gem.

Continuity
Clouseau and Ponton load a new model Smart Car to drive to the airport. As they drive, the car turns into an older Smart Car, with different rear lights. When they arrive at the airport, the car is a new Smart Car.

Continuity
During the finale, when the dumbwaiter opens, and large decorative napkin is on a plate. When Clouseau jumps into the dumbwaiter, the napkin is gone and a bun is on the plate. When it goes up and he gets out of the dumbwaiter, the napkin that was on the plate earlier falls out. Lastly, Clouseau's suit is virtually clean of any food and beverage items.

Continuity
After Avellaneda shows his shoulder to the Dream Team, he buttons the topmost button of his shirt. When Clouseau tears off his shirt, all of the buttons are open.

Continuity
When Clouseau falls back over the crime scene tape when the Pink Panther is stolen, a lock of hair falls over Vicenzo's face. In the next shot, his hair is slicked back. The lock reappears and disappears again in the next few shots.

Crew/Equipment Visible
Towards the end, during the conversation between Clouseau and Sonia, a male crew member is reflected in the rear view mirror of Sonia's car.
Trivia:
Despite a rather extensive publicity campaign, a predominantly French setting, its hero being a French detective and the presence of one of France's most popular actors (Jean Reno) in the cast, the film was a huge commercial failure in France, lasting merely one week in most major multiplexes.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan quickly accepted the part of Sonia Solandres as she grew up watching the original films and Steve Martin's previous films and she knew families would enjoy viewing it and have a good laugh, especially her husband Abhishek Bachchan's niece and nephew.

Steve Martin immediately accepted to reprise his role for this sequel because of his love of the character and the opportunity to do very physical, burlesque comedy.

The Pink Panther is actually the name of a diamond that is stolen in The Pink Panther (1963), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), The Pink Panther (2006) and this one. The diamond has become synonymous with these films, even though there is actually no connection with the other films that use the Pink Panther in the title.

Shawn Levy, director of the previous film, chose not to helm this entry, serving instead as executive producer.

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel were hired to perform an uncredited rewrite/polish of the script in January 2007.

Jean Reno chose to reprise his role due to the good experience he had working on the previous film, his friendship with Steve Martin, his joy at working with Alfred Molina again after The Da Vinci Code (2006) and his pleasure at working between Paris and Boston.

There wasn't a lot of improvisation in the film as it didn't suit this type of comedy well. Improvisation was instead mostly done during rehearsals.