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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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One of the stormtroopers is wearing high heels. 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: Well, what we had here was that these, uh, Jawas had stolen some Imperial property and it unfortunately turned violent. These Jawas do this kind of stuff all the time, pickin' up, you know, stray droids and sellin' them off to the highest-paying customer...
[Imperial unit blasts Sandcrawler in the background.]
Capt. Reh Teah: Well, we didn't find the droids we were looking for, but we did find one that a kid had reported stolen. So, he and his parents are gonna come down to the detention center and, uh, pick it...
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No jawas were harmed during the making of this parody. See more »

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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) 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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