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 »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Maréchal des Logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
Michel Galabru ... Adjudant Jérôme Gerber
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 ... 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 <>

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


When the nun races to the police station in her 2CV, the stuntman driving is clearly visible. Including his helmet under the head garment. See more »


Follows The Troops in New York (1965) See more »

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New era
28 March 2020 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

While the movies in general paid tribute to women in general, finally some are coming into the work force. Not without the usual (sexist) jokes. But the movie is able to swerve away from that a little bit. We get to see powerful women/characters, who also happen to be beautiful. Again not saying it gets everything right, but it does try.

So while you could view this as a step in the right direction, it still has to balance the jokes and de Funes at what he is best at. It's not the best of the 6 movies series, but it does what it is supposed to do. If you liked the ones before (timeline and continuity be damned), then go ahead and have fun with this too

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Release Date:

6 October 1982 (France) See more »

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The Troops & Troop-ettes See more »

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Hyères, Var, France See more »

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