When they realize the times are changing, five thieves decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Their first victims are celebrities, the next should be the Pope...
Lino Ventura, Charles Gérard, André Falcon, Jacques Brel, Charles Denner, Nicole Courcel, Aldo Maccione, Johnny Hallyday, Yves Robert, Juan Luis Buñuel, Gordon Heath, Prudence Harrington, Xavier Gélin
Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven
Five incorrigible thieves, frustrated by their disappointing career as bank robbers, decide to switch from bank heists to kidnapping European celebrities. Pretending to be terrorists, they kidnap their first hostage, singer Johnny Hallyday, and demand a huge sum of money to prevent further trouble. They receive their ransom money. They go on to kidnap other celebrities, and grow more successful with each kidnapping. Eventually they expand their targets and hijack planes, kidnap ambassadors, and even abduct the Pope.