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The Troops & Aliens (1979)

Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres (original title)
The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people,... See full summary »

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Maurice Risch ...
Jean-Pierre Rambal ...
Maréchal des Logis Taupin
Guy Grosso ...
Michel Modo ...
France Rumilly ...
Jean-Roger Caussimon ...
L'évêque
Mario David ...
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Madeleine Delavaivre ...
Soeur képi Gerber
Micheline Bourday ...
Jacqueline Jefford ...
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René Berthier ...
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The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people, besides their constant thirst for oil-products, is that they sound like empty garbage cans when you touch them. Chaos is ahead. Written by Ørnås

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31 January 1979 (France)  »

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Visa d'exploitation en France : # 49700. Avec l'aimable autorisation de Paul Loup Sulitzer (Domaine de la Capella) See more »

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Followed by The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982) See more »

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6 November 2000 | by (Oxford,UK) – See all my reviews

This comedy is full of background jokes which you don't spot the first time round, (or even 3rd time). Funes is brilliant. We saw this several times on a rainy holiday! My kids loved it.

The plot meanders a bit. Comedy without gross-out, those were the days!!


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