Inspector Jacques Clouseau, a name that strikes fear into the hearts of criminals everywhere - and anyone else he comes across as well.
Maybe it's because his deductive powers are so inadequate, his grasp of the obvious so elusive, his command of the language so severely limited and his physical coordination so completely lacking.
But while his approach may be unorthodox and often confounding, he always manages to solve the crime - in his own fashion.
At least until now.
World famous soccer coach, Yves Gluant has just led Team France to victory over Team China. Surrounded by grateful adoring fans with his beautiful lover, the international pop star Xania (Beyoncé Knowles), at his side, Gluant is felled by a poison dart. In the ensuing panic, Gluant's priceless diamond ring, "The Pink Panther," mysteriously disappears.
The murder becomes a media sensation and a national obsession. Cracking the case falls to Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Kevin Kline), who is up for the prestigious Medal of Honor - for the seventh time. Aware that he cannot afford to make a single mistake - at least none that can be attributed to him - Dreyfus presses the indefatigable Inspector Clouseau into service.
Clouseau and his new assistant, the steadfast, stoic Gendarme Gilbert Ponton (Jean Reno), follow a tangle of clues that leads them all over Paris and, eventually, New York City.
Starring: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Beyonce Knowles
Directed by Shawn Levy
English language with latvian and russian subtitles.
20th Century Fox International