Directed by Blake Edwards
Get Ready for the Next Generation of Incompetence! Insanity is relative in the final installment of the Pink Panther series, starring gifted comedian Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful) along with Panther alumni Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), Cato Fong (Burt Kwouk) and Maria Gambrelli (Claudia Cardinale). Fueled by Benigni's wacky charm and splendidly fractured English, Son of the Pink Panther proves that a family resemblance can sometimes be painfully obvious. An Arabian princess is kidnapped, and it's up to Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Lom) to save her. Fortunately, there's no Clouseau around to plague him this time! But when a klutzy local cop (Benigni) is assigned to help him, he manages to run Dreyfus over and blow him up - all on his first day on the job. Son of the Pink Panther was the final film credit for iconic director Blake Edwards (The Party, A Shot in the Dark), legendary composer Henry Mancini (Touch of Evil, Charade) and wonderful character actor Herbert Lom (Hopscotch).