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The Troops on Vacation (1970)
"Le gendarme en balade" (original title)

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The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even ... See full summary »

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Guy Grosso ...
Michel Modo ...
Nicole Vervil ...
France Rumilly ...
Yves Vincent ...
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Claude Gensac ...
Michel Galabru ...
Sara Franchetti ...
Soeur Marie-Bénédicte (as Sarah Franchetti)
Ugo Fangareggi ...
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Christor Georgiadis ...
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Christine Reynolds
René Berthier ...
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The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even allowed to do the simple works. But when one of the clique suffers from amnesia after an accident, all of the others reunite and kidnap him, to take him on a tour to their old working places and through their memories. In their old uniforms they turn St. Tropez upside down. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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70mm blow-up version released in Spain. See more »

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Retired but still doing the job
28 February 2000 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

In the serie of gendarme-pictures is this one of the funniest. Cruchot and his men are on a tour down memory lane. They are playing with their young successors. Hilarious are the scenes when they visit a hippy community. This is some fine piece of facial improvisation. The cast is as always superb! This is how comedy should be. Really overdone but with typical style and some fine performances by two of the funniest French actors ever. Funes and Galabru makes this one incroyable! 4,5 out of 5.


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