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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.

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Jay Chandrasekhar

Writers:

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

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Taglines:

You dont mess with the law. The law messes with you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Repeated gag: Captain O'Hagan is frequently filmed with his head directly in front of an animal mount so that he appears to have antlers. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, O'Hagan is addressed as "Captain," and has Captain's Bars on his Duty Uniform. However, at the banquet, he holds the rank of Sergeant. 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

References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Trooper with an Attitude
Written by Don Barnes
Performed by 38 Special
Courtesy of Don Barnes Music (ASCAP) & 38 Special
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What you'd get if you put any Farelly Brothers movie, and The Naked Gun in a blender.
12 June 2006 | by jaysilentbob37See all my reviews

If you try to picture that, you'll understand what kind of movie you're getting when you watch this hilarious movie. This is one, that will actually require a second viewing after wards, either because you're laughing so hard, or you don't get most of the jokes. If you don't understand it the first time around, please watch it again. There are a LOT of jokes and gags here, most of them are fall-on-the-floor funny, and even if you don't get it, the movie will still make you smile. I think this is the perfect movie to watch on a bad day. It will cheer you up instantly.

The film follows the ridiculously stupid antics of a team of five Vermont State Troopers, Thorny, Farva, Mac, Foster, and Rabbit, none of whom would really qualify for a bronze medal in the special Olympics (as far as police work goes). These cops' idea of a good time involves playing bizarre, often rude mind games with the speeders they pull over (such as, trying to substitute as many words as possible with the word "meow," and repeating each other's lines), and chugging bottles of maple syrup in the nearby diner. The state cops and the local cops are rivals, and if the contest was for sanity, the locals would win in a landslide. The mayor is threatening to shut down the state troopers precinct, and when a murder that somehow involves drugs occurs on the highway, the inept highway patrolmen find this as a last ditch effort to save their jobs.

Yep, the plot highly resembles something from The Naked Gun, and while the film isn't as great as that, the laughs are nearly just as consistent. Once you see the movie for the third time, you will need to pause the movie occasionally in order to let out all your laughter from the last hysterical gag, and prepare yourself for the next one, which will of course, come probably as soon as you hit the play button.

The actors who play the five troopers are all really talented unknowns (especially the guy who plays Farva), and they should all get more starring roles. These guys really know how to make you laugh your ass off, and the fact that they manage to keep the straightest faces imaginable while doing it is priceless. These guys need more recognition, because as long as these guys aren't acting, lots of talent is going to waste. This film really makes me want to see the other Broken Lizard movie, Club Dread, just so I can see these guys in action again. The scenery in the film is just plain gorgeous, with the beautiful green New England look. It's a happy setting, that totally sets a mood of impending hilarity. From the hysterical opening sequence involving some stoned teenagers and littering, you'll need to duct tape your sides together to avoid splitting. Quoting another review, this film may seriously impair your ability to keep a straight face while speaking to a state trooper. I couldn't agree more. This hilarious film receives an 8/10. Please watch it again if it isn't hilarious to you the first time.

Super Troopers is proudly rated R for Language, Sexual Content, and Drug Use. Sex: 8/10 Violence: 5/10 Swearing: 10/10 Drugs: 7/10


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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:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,203,906, 17 February 2002

Gross USA:

$18,492,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,182,223
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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