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The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982)

Le gendarme et les gendarmettes (original title)
Cruchot and his gendarmes from Saint-Tropez receive a highly responsible government mission - to ensure the safety of four young beautiful female gendarmes officers. In a few days they begin to be abducted by mysterious villains.


Jean Girault


Jacques Vilfrid (scenario), Jacques Vilfrid (dialogue) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Maréchal des Logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
Michel Galabru ... Adjudant Jérôme Gerber
Maurice Risch Maurice Risch ... Maréchal des Logis Beaupied
Jacques François ... Le colonel
Guy Grosso ... Maréchal des Logis Tricard
Michel Modo ... Maréchal des Logis Berlicot
Patrick Préjean Patrick Préjean ... Maréchal des Logis Perlin
France Rumilly France Rumilly ... La mère supérieure
Catherine Serre ... Christine Rocourt
Nicaise Jean-Louis Nicaise Jean-Louis ... Yo Macumba
Sophie Michaud Sophie Michaud ... Isabelle Leroy
Elisabeth Etienne Elisabeth Etienne ... Marianne Bonnet (as Babeth)
Claude Gensac ... Josépha Cruchot
Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard ... Le cerveau
Pierre Repp Pierre Repp ... Le plaignant bégayeur


Cruchot's police office moves into a new building. They do not only get high tech equipment, but also four young female police officers to educate. All of them scramble to work with them -- and cause pure chaos while being distracted by the fine ladies. Then they get into real trouble when one after the other of their female colleagues is kidnapped. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Release Date:

6 October 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Troops & Troop-ettes See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyères, Var, France See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Director Jean Girault died of tuberculosis during production. Assistant director Tony Aboyantz finished the film. See more »


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Again Louis De Funes shows his special talent with the Gendarmes in Sainz-Tropez
5 November 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Officer Ludovic Cruchot's(Louis De Funes) along with his outfit(Maurice Risch, Grosso and the chief, Michael Galabru, though isn't Jean Lefevre) are transferred to new and modern Gendarmerie Nationale with computer included. When appear four Gendarmettes the gendarmes group is revolutionized. Then two Gendarmettes are kidnapped by an issue of secret codes and Cruchot goes into action. He's secretly moving in disguise, dressing as woman.

This agreeable French comedy about the sympathetic gendarmes contains enjoyable humor, brief intrigue, too much fun and lively situations. There's a certain critical to the French customs and especially a banter of French Police called Gendarmerie. Louis De Funes, as always overacting , he puts faces, grimaces, stooges, tongue twister and lots of gesticulation . This is a pretty amusing farce with the master comic Funes in his usual role. Claude Gensac as his habitual wife, she collaborated with Funes in ten films, often acting his character's spouse. Fine local photography and atmospheric musical score with catching leitmotif by Raymond Lefevre. The motion picture is well made by customary director, Jean Girault. Picture is a Funes vehicle, he's a real comic and authentic farceur. If you like Funes' crazy interpretation you'll enjoy this one. This is the last picture from Cruchot series, another films are : The Gendarme and the creatures from outer space; The Gendarme takes off; The Gendarme get married; Gendarme in N.Y. and the classic, The Gendarme of St. Tropez.

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