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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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Kevin Rubio

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Kevin Rubio, David McDermott (based on an idea by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Myers Dave Myers ... Jawa (as David Myers)
Steven Melching Steven Melching ... Jawa (voice)
Matthew Myers Matthew Myers ... Jawa
Paul Pistore Paul Pistore ... Jawa / Capt. Reh Teah / Radio Dispatcher (voice)
Neil Elliot Neil Elliot ... Owen Lars (as Neil Elliott)
Susan Hinshaw ... Beru Lars (as Susan Hindshaw)
Eric Hilleary Eric Hilleary ... Capt. Jyanix Bach / Capt. Reh Teah / Boba Fett
Cam Clarke ... Captain Jyanix Bauch (voice) (as Cam Clark)
David Max David Max ... Officer Daemon Mott
Jess Harnell ... Officer Daemon Mott (voice)
Kenar Yegyayan Kenar Yegyayan ... Officer Ayches Ram / Trooper HK-883
Drew Massey ... Officer Ayches Ram (voice)
Caleb Skinner Caleb Skinner ... Trooper HK-888
Kevin Rubio Kevin Rubio ... Trooper HK-888 / Radio Dispatcher (voice)
Dave Fouquette Dave Fouquette ... Trooper HK-883 (voice)
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Storyline

"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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Official Sites:

Troops @ TheForce.net

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1997 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Rumor has it that George Lucas was impressed by this production. Its success on the Internet led to more movie parodies along the same lines, including "Trooper Clerks", a spoof of 'Clerks. (1994)'. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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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 philip-473See 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

Another review by Phil MacRae: Whatcha gonna do when I come for you?


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