Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) (part 3 of 4)

The first part of Dreyfus’ interview is raw exposition about how Clouseau ordered his assistant Cato to attack him whenever and wherever, for those wondering where Burt Kwouk is. After this, Marie Jouvet starts listing Clouseau’s various accomplishments and accolades, causing Dreyfus to do the same “laughing mistaken for crying” shtick that was already played out just one movie ago.

Watching this on TV is Robert Loggia [!], who’s sitting on his bed in just a robe, and a moment later, Denise Crosby [!] climbs into bed and sits next to him, and she’s wearing some very strange sunglasses. Here, Loggia is playing a crime boss named Bruno, and Denise Crosby is his girlfriend (Star Trek: TNG came along at just the right time, eh, Denise?). Bruno calls one of his men and orders a meeting with “everybody”. Hey now, no need to get so specific. Denise sees Dreyfus on TV, supposedly crying, and starts crying herself. Yeah, that was pretty much my reaction to this whole mess.

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

Multi-Part Article: Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)

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