Inspector Clouseau 2009 G

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The world's favorite "Pink Panther" super-sleuth is back and at it again in this outrageous comedy caper, starring Alan Arkin as the beloved but brainless Inspector Clouseau. When a nation's in trouble, criminal masterminds don't stand a chance against the French detective with a knack for reckless investigation.Tension is building at Number Ten Downing Street when it's discovered that the money stolen in the Great Train Robbery is merely operating capital for a bigger criminal plan.

Starring:
Alan Arkin, Frank Finlay
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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Inspector Clouseau

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Genres Mystery, Comedy
Director Bud Yorkin
Starring Alan Arkin, Frank Finlay
Supporting actors Delia Boccardo, Barry Foster, Patrick Cargill, Beryl Reid, Clive Francis, Richard Pearson, Michael Ripper, Susan Engel, Wallas Eaton, Tutte Lemkow, Katya Wyeth, Tracey Crisp, Geoffrey Bayldon, John Bindon, Anthony Ainley, Robert Russell, David Bauer, George Pravda
Studio MGM
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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I had to fast forward to the end, just to see if there might be anything of interest.
Downunder Blunder
Despite the Clouseau character, this isn't nearly as madcap as it should have been, and often comes across as a made-for-TV 60s comedy.
Danno
It wasn't until THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER that Inspector Clouseau became a huge success.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By cookieman108 on March 8, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Not too long ago I heard about a Pink Panther movie titled Inspector Clouseau (1968), released between A Shot in the Dark (1964) and Return of the Pink Panther (1975), and featuring Alan Arkin (instead of Peter Sellers) in the title role, and my instincts told me it couldn't possibly be any good. When it was finally released on DVD, I was a bit apprehensive to pick it up, given my affinity for the late, great Mr. Sellers, particularly in his Pink Panther roles, but I decided to give it a shot, and you know what? I didn't hate it...actually, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would...written by Frank and Tom Waldman, both of whom were responsible for the screenplay for the 1968 film The Party (a most excellent film featuring Sellers), and directed by Bud Yorkin ("All in the Family", "Sanford and Son"), the film features, as I mentioned, Alan Arkin (Catch-22, Little Murders) as Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Also appearing is Delia Boccardo (The Adventurers), Patrick Cargill (Carry On Jack), Frank Finlay (A Study in Terror), Barry Foster (Frenzy), Clive Francis (Romeo and Juliet), and Michael Ripper (X the Unknown, The Brides of Dracula), a great character actor who appeared in a large of horror films released by Hammer Studios from the 1950s into the 1970s.

The story begins in England, as the authorities are busy investigating a large scale robbery that netted the gang involved some two and a half million pounds, which is believed will be used to finance an even larger heist. Due to security leaks on the force, the decision is made to bring in an outsider in that of the famous French detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau. During an interview with a prisoner (who subsequently escapes), Clouseau gets a tip on the leader of gang, a mysterious individual named Johnny Rainbow.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Danno VINE VOICE on January 19, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I first saw this movie many years ago on late night television. It looks like it was done on a much more modest budget than any of the Blake Edwards films. Despite the Clouseau character, this isn't nearly as madcap as it should have been, and often comes across as a made-for-TV 60s comedy. Alan Arkin's done much better work than this and to his credit does his best to make the character his own rather than an impersonation. Die-hard fans of the series will probably want to see this movie for the sake of completeness. But without Peter Sellers, Blake Edwards and Henry Mancini is there any reason to have a Pink Panther movie?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "clouseau1227" on July 6, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Sellers is unbeatable as the incomperable Inspector Clouseau. It took some tracking, but I finally found this rare video. Alan Arkin with his nasal accent can never mach Peter Sellers'acting abilities, but he would be second in line to make a Pink Panther video.The video has a good plot, with Clouseau tracking all over Europe to track down a ring of bank robbers. Although Inspector Clouseau would be better with Sellers staring in the main role, the video was worth the $20 spent to buy it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Wes Saylors Jr. on February 19, 2006
Format: DVD
Alan Arkin (like George Lazenby in the James Bond franchise) only got to do it once, but in his interpretation of Inspector Clouseau, he pulls it off memorably. One of the things that makes this movie so good is that Arkin's Clouseau is organic to the movie and so the movie clips along at a decent pace. Sometimes with Peter Sellers, everything came to a stop so that we could watch him trip and twitch and put his foot into buckets and unsuccessfully try out costumes ... until it felt like the movie ran about ten to twenty minutes too long. Peter Sellers could be very funny, but sometimes the gag could be tedious. 'Revenge of the Pink Panther' is my favorite of the Sellers entries because it felt like an editor was employed. -- Another thing that makes the Arkin Clouseau so much fun is that he actually seems to be a little smarter than the Sellers Clouseau. What makes Sellers funny is that he is both stupid and supremely arrogant. We don't necessarily like him, but he is funny. With Arkin, you actually end up liking the guy. There's a sympathetic core to him and this is partly due to the fact that he isn't all that stupid. He has moments of personal insight (like when he rips up his autographed Sean Connery picture because he doesn't deserve it) and it makes Clouseau interesting. -- Arkin is smart here. He doesn't try to be Peter Sellers. This isn't imitation. It may not even be interpretation. What Arkin has to work with is a funny and smart script, wonderful locales and a team (like the Lazenby Bond) who bent over backwards to bring out a Clouseau movie that doesn't have the original Clouseau. What it amounts to is a funny (at times, hilarious) movie that shines in the Pink Panter franchise. This movie isn't just a curiousity. It's a terrific comedy that's worth a look.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Minehava on December 9, 2011
Format: DVD
No good... as bad as the Curse of the Pink Panther..... unwatchable!
Frankly there is only one Peter Sellers and no doubles can compare just as there is only one Herbert Lom without whom there is no Pink Panther either! If you are a fan get the S.Martin remake, it is rather good and Dryfus is well defined. But do SKIP this one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SylvesterFox007 on July 12, 2006
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"Inspector Clouseau" is the most obscure entry in the Pink Panther franchise, even more obscure than "Curse of the Pink Panther" or "Son of the Pink Panther." Technically the third movie in the series, "Inspector Clouseau" finds Alan Arkin in the title role of French Inspector Jacques Clousea, a character Peter Sellers had started to make famous in two previous movies and a character that Sellers would become inextricably linked to in four more afterwards. "Inspector Clouseau" lacks the boundless energy of director Shawn Levy and actor Steve Martin's 2006 entry in the franchise or the subtle sophistication of any of director Blake Edward and actor Peter Sellers' indisputable classics, but director Bud Yorkin and actor Alan Arkin's entry is undeniably unique and actually quite entertaining.

"Inspector Clouseau" finds the ever klutzy Clouseau heading from France to London to France again and then onto Switzerland to take on the psychotic gang behind the Great Train Robbery, led by the mysterious "Johnny Rainbow". Clouseau is assisted by shifty Scotland Yard Inspector Weaver (Frank Finlay, who played Inspector Lestrade in "A Study in Terror" and again in "Murder by Decree") who arms Clouseau with an array of James Bond-style gadgetry. Along the way Clouseau, as he's always had the knack to, finds his way into the arms of beautiful babes and takes out dangerous underworld assassins trying to kill him, all completely on accident.

Bud Yorkin's directing style is quite different from Blake Edward's, and the whole movie feels like a completely different animal from any of the other Pink Panther flicks. But the movie finds a charm and sense of fun all its own.
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