Super Troopers

February 15th, 2002

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Super Troopers

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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.

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 6.8/10 (40,163 voted)

Critic's Score: 48/100

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, André Vippolis

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.

Writers: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan

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 - Thin Queen Bartender
Marisa Coughlan - Ursula
Aria Alpert - Waitress
Daniel von Bargen - Chief Grady (as Daniel Von Bargen)
James Grace - Local Officer Rando
Michael Weaver - Local Officer Smy
Dan Fey - Local Officer Burton

Taglines: It's their highway. You're just driving on it.

Release Date: 15 February 2002

Filming Locations: Beacon, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,149,203 (USA) (17 February 2002) (1780 Screens)

Gross: $18,488,314 (USA) (28 April 2002)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In the first scene that was filmed with Brian Cox (the scene on his porch, where he is reading the letter from the governor), the letter was supposed to have the lines typed out on them. Broken Lizard didn't know that when they started the scene, so they typed the lines up quickly and gave it back to him. If you look closely you can see some white out marks from what the letter originally said.

Continuity: In the syrup-chugging scene, three empty, open syrup bottles are on the table. Mac then throws one of the bottles at Officer Rando. The shot pans back over to Mac at the table, where the syrup bottles have caps.

[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.

User Review

One of the best comedies ever.

Rating: 10/10

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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