A famous soccer coach has been murdered and his priceless ring stolen – a ring set with the stunning diamond known as the Pink Panther. Cracking the case becomes a national obsession, and Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Kevin Kline), up for the prestigious Medal of Honour... for the seventh time... can’t afford any mistakes – at least none that can be attributed to him.
Enter indefatigable Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin), a name that strikes fear into... well, everyone. His deductive powers are limited, his command of the language frightening, his reflexes hazardous. His approach may be alarmingly unorthodox, but he always solves the crime – in his own fashion – with hilarious results.
A stunning pop star (Beyonce Knowles), a soccer player, a Chinese assassin – who committed the crime? Clouseau and his partner, Ponton (Jean Reno) must unmask the murderer and keep Dreyfus from taking credit for the victory, all without bringing the French legal system to a screeching halt.