The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther (2006)

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Continuity mistake: When Clouseau parks in front of the ministry of justice, he breaks the hood of two police cars. A few shots later, when we see him entering the building, only one of the cars is broken.

Dr Wilson

Factual error: When Clouseau heard the footsteps of what he thought to be a lady and what we afterwards knew was the Russian trainer, he described how tall she was using the English system of feet and inches, not the metric system, which is used in France.

Continuity mistake: In the flashback, when the trainer kills the coach with the dart, he stabs the coach but when he takes his hand away the dart is above his hand.

Continuity mistake: The Killer is no where near the football coach when he dies in the beginning, but in the flashback, the killer is right next to him.

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Suggested correction: This is a deliberate mistake. The killer is a prominent character and having them in the flashback at the moment of the murder would be a give away.

immortal eskimo

Continuity mistake: When the footballer is killed we see the girl enter the room, and the shot cuts the the dead body. The body is seen lying face down with his hands out to his sides. Later when Clouseau sees the body, the head is now to one side.


Factual error: The French national police are under the control of the ministry of interior, not the ministry of justice.

Dr Wilson

Other mistake: In the final scene where the police chief is barreling through the hospital on his bed, he goes along a straight path, yet when the two inspectors and the assistant come down the stairs they come out the side of the corridor. If the police chief followed a straight path, how did they come out of the side of the corridor, and how did the bed turn around a 90 degree corner at that speed?

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Suggested correction: At 1:27:46 Inspector Dreyfus' hospital bed blows through a set of blue hospital doors. At 1:27:51 we see from a different angle, those same doors still partially open but swinging shut and then at 1:27:55 we see Inspector Clouseau and the others emerge from a different hallway, the blue hospital doors now shut behind them. Inspector Dreyfus' bed never made a turn as evidence by the doors. The trio though, for some reason took a different route chasing his bed.

immortal eskimo

Other mistake: When Ponton and Clouseau are driving the car, before the cyclist smashes in the door, the car is reflected many times on the windows. There is a black object at the rear of the car, which was not there before, and disappears the rest of the film.

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: As Clouseau falls down the stairs when pretending to read the newspaper, you can see his legs flick up after he has supposedly fallen beyond sight - indicating he fell onto a mattress just below the camera's view.


Continuity mistake: When Clouseau first meets Chief Inspector Dreyfus we see him flip his badge which flies out and sticks into Dreyfus' chest lying flat against it. As Clouseau is retrieving the badge, it is no longer lying flat, but is on an angle.


Continuity mistake: When we see the dead body of the footballer for the first time, we see that his right hand is on what appears to be some sort of white stand. Later when Clouseau is viewing the body the stand is now in front of the body and a few feet away.


Audio problem: When Clouseau is in the training facilities and hears footsteps approaching, the feet sound like they are wearing high heels or football boots. However when the Russian trainer appears he is wearing trainers therefore his footsteps could not possibly have made the noise heard on his approach.

Continuity mistake: When Xania is performing her song at the Presidential Ball, she has a long feather draped down her back. During the song, the feather disappears, but at the end of the performance it re-appears.

Revealing mistake: During the opening soccer match scene, the advertisement banners in the stadium appear backwards in several shots.

Continuity mistake: When Dreyfus is holding the ice-pack to his eye, the angle changes to show Clouseau entering. In this shot Dreyfus removes the ice-pack, but in the next shot he is still holding it to his eye.

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Suggested correction: Look again. He picks it back up off his desk.

Continuity mistake: When the Agent questions Clouseau at the airport, he takes Clouseau's bag from him and places the weapons on a table. When the Agent calls in the Army to come along, the weapons on the table are positioned differently.

Continuity mistake: When Clouseau is playing "good cop/bad cop", he offers cigarettes to the prisoner, which he declines. Clouseau puts them on the desk, where they promptly disappear from the remainder of the scene.

Continuity mistake: When Clouseau is working late and Nicole asks him if she should stay, the camera moves behind Clouseau and you can see he is wearing a jacket. When the camera turns around, he is wearing only a white shirt.

Continuity mistake: When Clouseau is in LaRoque's office, you can see a table with his coat and a chair behind the desk before he hits the desk to break the vase off his hand. But when he hits the desk, the table and the chair have suddenly disappeared.

Inspector Jacques Clouseau: What? What did you say?
Ponton: Nothing.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: You mean, you didn't just say: Stop the car, dear God, I beg of you, stop the car?

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Trivia: During the pre-credits sequence, Inspector Clouseau opens a door and says "You are under arrest!" to a baby in a cot. This baby is Pearl, daughter of Nina Ruscio, who has worked as production designer on several Shawn Levy films, including "Big Fat Liar" and "Cheaper by the Dozen".

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