United Artists at 90 Short Film Competition

The Pink Panther (2006)

Directed by Shawn Levy

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.



Director

Shawn Levy

Writers

Len Blum

Steve Martin

Michael Saltzman

Rawson Marshall Thurber (uncredited)

Cast

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



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