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Super Troopers (2001)

Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime.

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Thorny, Mac, Rabbit, Foster and Farva are Vermont state troopers out to have a good time. Stationed in a remote area near the Canadian border, the troopers, avid pranksters with an affinity for syrup, have a knack for screwing up on the job. But when budget cuts in the town of Spurbury threaten their livelihood and pit them against arch-rival Spurbury P.D., the five friends try to straighten up and fly right. That is, until a dead body is discovered and a possible drug ring is unearthed. The super troopers spring into action attempting to solve the crime, save their jobs, and outdo the local police department. Written by Anonymous

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It's their highway. You're just driving on it. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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15 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Broken Lizard's Super Troopers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,149,203 (USA) (15 February 2002)

Gross:

$18,488,314 (USA) (26 April 2002)
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Trivia

In the scene where Ursula hits Foster in the head with a snowcone, there is a set-up to indicate that the snowcone is solid. There was a mid-scene switch scheduled in which the hard snowcone would be replaced with a softer one. However, the switch did not occur during several of the takes and hence, Paul Soter took a solid block of ice to the head about nine times before they got it right. See more »

Goofs

In the opening Miata chase, the dopers in the back seat change positions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
College Boy 2: No, man, I'm just saying... I'm sayin', if-if you own beachfront property, right, do you own, like, the sand and the water?
College Boy 3: Nobody owns the water. God owns - it's God's water.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, a shot of Farva (Kevin Heffernan) vomiting is followed by the sound of Jay Chandrasekhar laughing and saying "I think we got it". This is also in the bonus footage. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Paradise
Written & Performed by Charles Burbank
Published by LoveCat Music (ASCAP) and Jessica & Jonathan Music / Ellipsis Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Atoll Music & LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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24 February 2004 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. I haven't seen a funnier first 10 minutes of a movie since SOUTH PARK -- the gags are puerile and stupid, yes, but they are also refreshingly original. No fair comparing this to POLICE ACADEMY -- the characters in that dreadful series of movies were all alien morons and hardly recognizable as human beings. These characters are smart and fully fleshed out -- these are the kind of guys who remind you of your friends. This movie should be an inspiration to both aspiring film-makers and to the big studios -- you don't need a $20 million actor and twenty-five different writers and a ridiculously contrived concept to make a successful comedy. If I were running a big studio, I'd sign Broken Lizard up to do 10 more movies at the $5-$10 million range, let them hit their stride and develop a following, and cash in on the DVD sales. And let's face it -- none of these guys are leading men, none of them would ever have had a career in Hollywood on their own, but together, they're funnier than those lames on SNL.


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