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 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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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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Altered State Police See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The catering company that worked the entire production of this film fully immersed themselves in the high jinx going on during filming. Rooz Kiani and Chris Brown (of Doctor Detroit fame) were the main pranksters. It is said that they would serve the cast raw or rubber eggs for dinner. The Broken Lizard comedy troop even considered making them honorary members after Kiani captured 32 live skunks and put them in the trailer of Kevin Heffernan. Heffernan is reported to have said 'this situation stinks!!!!' See more »

Goofs

When Ramathorn and Rabbit are back in their cruiser with the German speeders in the back, Ramathorn tells Arlo to climb on Rabbit's lap, who then sits in the middle. The German woman in the back moves her lips, but no sound comes out. 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 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Worm Farm
Written by John Pancaldo
Performed by The Jack Grace Band (as Jack Grace Band)
Courtesy of Jack Grace Band
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One of the best comedies ever.
16 July 2005 | by blairjones78See all my reviews

Not many movies keep on getting better and better as you watch them for the 5th, 6th or 7th time, especially comedies. The first time I saw this movie in the Cinema it didn't blow me away, and most people I know who have seen this movie only once do not rate it very highly. After seeing it a few times I rate this movie as high as Fletch and other classic comedies, probably higher.

There is so many worthwhile jokes that I think it must have taken quite a while to write - if you don't have a similar sense of humour you would probably think they had written it all in one night which clearly wasn't the case. There is not a lot to complain about with respect to the acting either - their style suits the movie perfectly.

Remember that it is a comedy first and foremost - if you are looking for an clever story you have the wrong genre. Criticism of the movie being a series of sketches or jokes is really irrelevant - one look at the cover or preview tells you exactly what kind of movie it is. Regardless, there is nothing wrong with the plot and if you appreciate/comprehend the jokes the movie flows just fine.

If you are going to watch it, watch it 2 or 3 times.


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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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