Stormtroopers on Tattooine show us what life is like patrolling and law-upholding on the sandy planet.

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Dave Myers ...
Jawa (as David Myers)
Steven Melching ...
Jawa (voice)
Matthew Myers ...
Jawa
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Jawa / Capt. Reh Teah / Radio Dispatcher (voice)
Neil Elliot ...
Owen Lars (as Neil Elliott)
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Beru Lars (as Susan Hindshaw)
Eric Hilleary ...
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Captain Jyanix Bauch (voice) (as Cam Clark)
David Max ...
Officer Daemon Mott
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Officer Daemon Mott (voice)
Kenar Yegyayan ...
Officer Ayches Ram / Trooper HK-883
Drew Massey ...
Officer Ayches Ram (voice)
Caleb Skinner ...
Trooper HK-888
Kevin Rubio ...
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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Trivia

Producers of the show Cops (1989) (which is also what Troops (1997) is parodying) gave the Troops producers 'Cops' hats and jackets. 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: I joined the Empire about six years ago. I remember as a kid, you know, watching the holographic images and being excited about the new direction that the galaxy was taking. So, when I was old enough, I went down to the local recruitment center, you know, and signed up. And I've been here at Tattooine ever since. Most people would call this the ass end of space, but I like the small town feeling you get around here. I mean, we know everybody. Everybody. And I feel like I really make a ...
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No jawas were harmed during the making of this parody. See more »

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Funny even if the second half is noticeably weaker than the first
20 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Captain Jyanix Bach joined the Imperial Guard when he saw the news and liked the direction that the Empire was taking. Stationed on patrol on Tatooine he spends his time mainly breaking up fights and looking into minor crimes. This episode of Troops follows him and his unit on several calls; as ever the identities of the "innocent" parties are digitally concealed.

Everyone knows this film, even if they haven't seen it – it sounds like a really good idea for a really funny short film. Indeed for the first half that is what it is – it puts normal life into the extraordinary galaxy of Star Wars. The whole Jawa thing is pretty funny and had me laughing regularly. The second half of the film though is much more about connecting to the Star Wars story and it is this focus that makes the second half less funny, although it is still amusing enough to do for the few minutes it is on. It is all still a good idea though and fans will love it because it is a good spoof, just don't expect it to be as hilarious as you have heard it is.

Overall, a good fan film that is funny enough to support the short running time. It may not be as clever as it would like to be but is amusing and, for a good-looking film made by fans and available for free, it is worth seeing.


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