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Troops (1997)

 -  Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  July 1997 (USA)
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Stormtroopers on Tattooine show us what life is like patrolling and law-upholding on the sandy planet.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Myers ...
Jawa (as David Myers)
Steven Melching ...
Jawa (voice)
Matthew Myers ...
Paul Pistore ...
Jawa / Capt. Reh Teah / Radio Dispatcher (voice)
Neil Elliot ...
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Beru Lars (as Susan Hindshaw)
Eric Hilleary ...
Capt. Jyanix Bach / Capt. Reh Teah / Boba Fett
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Captain Jyanix Bach (voice)
David Max ...
Officer Demon Mott
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Officer Demon Mott (voice)
Kenar Yegyayan ...
Officer Ayches Ram / Trooper HK-883
Drew Massey ...
Officer Ayches Ram (voice)
Caleb Skinner ...
Trooper HK-888
Kevin Rubio ...
Trooper HK-888 / Radio Dispatcher (voice)
Dave Fouquette ...
Trooper HK-883 (voice)
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"Cops" meets "Star Wars" as a camera crew spends a day travelling around with Imperial Troopers on the beat. The first run in is called Stolen Droids and is about some Jawas who are suspected of possessing stolen goods. The second is a Domestic Dispute involving a couple who live on a desert farm. Written by <ojenkins@mbhs.edu>

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Troops producers had previously spotted the Stormtroopers on TV being interviewed while they were standing in line for the updated showing of Star Wars. In effect, the Stormtroopers made their costumes for themselves, not for the movie, which is virtually unprecedented in the history of costuming. See more »

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At the beginning, when the Imperial shuttle is first lifting off it is not casting a shadow. See more »

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Captain Jyanix Bach: We got a, uh, routine stop here. We have a report of some stolen droids and, uh, we think these might be it.
[dismounts from his Speeder Bike and walks towards a couple of Jawas.]
Captain Jyanix Bach: Excuse me. Excuse me. Uh, do you wanna come over here, please? Yeah, I'm talkin' to you.
[one Jawa approaches Capt. Bach. as the other puts down a small droid.]
Captain Jyanix Bach: Uh, whose droid is this?
[Jawa answers in indistinct language.]
Captain Jyanix Bach: Uh-huh, it's your cousin's. Is this your cousin? Is this your cousin? Are you his cousin?
[...]
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Star Wars and all Star Wars characters created by George Lucas property of LucasFilm, LTD. used without permission for this NOT-FOR-PROFIT production (Thanking you in advance for not suing us, George!) See more »

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Best piece of Star Wars Fan Fiction I've seen
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great piece of fan work, definitely on par with the kind of work I would expect from Kevin Smith set in the Star Wars universe. Yeah I know Kevin Smith uses a lot of toilet humor and stoner jokes, but I also know that if he ever made a Star Wars film, he would approach it with the utmost respect.

That being said the acting was great for fan work, the sound was near perfect, the costumes were good as well, especially the Jawas, even though they couldn't be done exactly as in the movies. I liked how it portrayed the everyday mundane lives of Stormtroopers, who were promised adventure and were given a backwater planet. Definitely a 10/10

PS - The line Owen Lars mutters as he starts to turn is "Ben you owe me big time".


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