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Troops (1997)

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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 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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According to Star Wars, the planet Tattooine orbits a double star. Therefore all inhabitants and objects on the planet should be casting two shadows. 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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Troops- The Best (and only) Cops Parody
30 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have seen this Star Wars/Cops spoof before I was a member of this website and I liked it. I just finished watching it for the second time in my life and I still like it. A brilliant parody if I do say so myself, So without further ado. Here is my review of Troops

Plot: It's pretty much what you'd expect on Cops, only with a Star Wars twist. The spoof focuses on a group of Stormtroopers (Hence the title)deal with a crew of Jawas and Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle. There are quite a few funny moments in it despite being only ten minutes long. My overall score- 9.5/10 (I didn't like the fact that the creators had to cram in a lot of jokes in ten minutes instead of expanding it).

Cast: Because the creator of this short (Kevin Rubio) was working at the Fox Kids network when he was finishing it. He was able to use well known voice actors like Cam Clarke for the short. Other cast highlights includes Bill Farmer as the opening announcer, Paul Pistore as a Jawa (Voice only) and one of the ending radio dispatchers and Eric Hilleary (fans of Bionicle might recognize him from the movies as a environmental and character designer in the third and first and a Production Designer for the second) as Capt. Jyanix Bach (with Clarke as the voice actor) and as a brief (but silent) role as Boba Fett during the opening theme. Overall, the voice and normal acting cast is simply amazing- 10/10

SFX: The effects (although slightly outdated seeing that the short was made over ten years ago) are great for a fan film. The costumes look authentic and the CG stand well after the years (or I'm pretty sure it's CG). Overall score for the effects- 9/10 (They're only slightly outdated)

Overall: The plot is good, the cast is great and the effects still hold up. My score for this is a perfect 10

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