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Super Troopers (2001)

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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.

Director:

Jay Chandrasekhar

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Jay Chandrasekhar (as Broken Lizard), Kevin Heffernan (as Broken Lizard) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Vippolis ... College Boy 1 (as Andre Vippolis)
Joey Kern ... College Boy 2
Geoffrey Arend ... College Boy 3
Erik Stolhanske ... Rabbit
Jay Chandrasekhar ... Thorny
Steve Lemme ... Mac
Kevin Heffernan ... Farva
Paul Soter ... Foster
Camille Hickman Camille Hickman ... Thin Queen Bartender
Marisa Coughlan ... Ursula
Aria Alpert Adjani ... Waitress (as Aria Alpert)
Daniel von Bargen ... Chief Grady (as Daniel Von Bargen)
James Grace James Grace ... Local Officer Rando
Michael Weaver ... Local Officer Smy
Dan Fey Dan Fey ... Local Officer Burton
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

15 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broken Lizard's Super Troopers See more »

Filming Locations:

Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,149,203, 17 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,488,314, 28 April 2002
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The couple that Farva says "chicken fucker" to are actually Kevin Heffernan parents. They knew he was going to say something rude, but weren't prepared for the "chicken fucker" line. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Thorny is holding up one of the stoner's license after being pulled over, you can see that the back of the license has a barcode strip. Standard Vermont licenses have a solid black strip similar to a credit card. Enhanced licenses in Vermont do, but they didn't become available until 2010. Since the movie takes place in 2001, the license could not be an authentic Vermont license.

It wouldn't be out of character at all for them to have fake ID cards. 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

Three of the Broken Lizard team -- Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Eric Stolhanske -- are credited as "Edit Perusal Stiffies". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Old School (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Weekend in Bahia
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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Biting Satire of Cops, Drugs and Highway Mayhem! Awesome!
24 September 2004 | by Robert L. BesgroveSee all my reviews

The ensemble cast in this film takes the just above average drug humor and turns it into a laugh festival. I rate this movie as funny as Animal House.

The Local Highway Troopers are hapless, hopeless, and not anyone you want on YOUR highway, but man are they funny! You truly find yourself loving this crew as they struggle to keep their station open in the face of budget cuts.

The characters are so widely diverse yet so believable from the ethnically questionable leader of the crew Arkot Ramathorne (Thorny) whose girlfriend runs a head shop to the adorable and insane Mack whose wild stunts steal the show on a regular basis.


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