This has been a favorite movie of mine since I first saw it in January 1998, and I'm very proud to have it in my collection. There are few comedies I've seen that are as good as this. It can almost be classified as a suspense comedy. Throughout the plot, you are rushing through Europe at a hurried pace. It's almost hard to keep up with this movie. It delivers and delivers, and the performances by Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom, Catherine Schell and even Burt Kwouk are all excellent, superb, inarguably classic. This is downright the best film in the Pink Panther series, even better than A Shot In the Dark. The things Clouseau gets himself into are just unbelievable, and only Peter Sellers could make them seem believable. This movie's got a little bit of everything-it's smart,..., involved, features outstanding performances and a fantastic, unfaultering plot, as well as superb comedic genius from Sellers that permeates the film. It also has a satisfying and hilarious conclusion that you'll really love. Just WHO DID actually steal the Pink Panther? You may never figure it out until the you are told, but you will still enjoy. THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER is an essential comedic gem that all film fans need to see AND own, especially fans of Petter Sellers.