When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus (Kevin Kline) assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin) to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton (Jean Reno) to work with Closeau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery.
Rawson Marshall Thurber (uncredited)
Steve Martin - Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Kevin Kline - Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus
Beyoncé Knowles - Xania
Jean Reno - Gendarme Gilbert Ponton
Emily Mortimer - Nicole
Henry Czerny - Yuri the Trainer Who Trains
Kristin Chenoweth - Cherie
William Abadie - Bizu
Scott Adkins - Jacquard
Dexter Bell - Terry Ahkee-Sauce
Clive Owen - Nigel Boswell/Agent 006 (unaccredited)
Paul Korda - Pierre Fuquet (unaccredited)
Charlotte Maier - Dialect Coach
- Kevin Spacey and Mike Myers were considered for the role of Inspector Clouseau.