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The Troops on Vacation (1970)

Le gendarme en balade (original title)
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The entire squad of gendarmes from Saint-Tropez has been retired. But there is no such power that could stop them from protecting the law and public order.

Director:

Jean Girault

Writers:

Richard Balducci (based on the characters created by), Jacques Vilfrid (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Maréchal des logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
Jean Lefebvre ... Maréchal des Logis Lucien Fougasse
Guy Grosso ... Maréchal des Logis Tricard
Michel Modo ... Maréchal des Logis Berlicot
Nicole Vervil ... Mme Gerber
France Rumilly France Rumilly ... La mère supérieure
Yves Vincent ... Le colonel de gendarmerie examinateur
Christian Marin ... Maréchal des Logis Albert Merlot
Claude Gensac ... Josépha Cruchot
Michel Galabru ... Adjudant Jérôme Gerber
Sara Franchetti Sara Franchetti ... Soeur Marie-Bénédicte (as Sarah Franchetti)
Ugo Fangareggi ... Un hippie
Christor Georgiadis Christor Georgiadis ... (as Chris Georgiadis)
Christine Reynolds Christine Reynolds
René Berthier René Berthier ... Berthier, l'adjoint du colonel
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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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Trivia

Last appearance of Jean Lefebvre and Christian Marin on the Gendarme saga. See more »

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When Cruchot is in the arsenal, released from a barrel, he wears a navy beret. In previous and following scenes he wears his normal gendarme kepi. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Spanish Castilian version reduces the footage by 2 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in The Giraffe's Neck (2004) See more »

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Retired but still doing the job
28 February 2000 | by steve-667See 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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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 October 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Saint-Tropez, Var, France

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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