Super Troopers

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I'm an aficianado of bad movies, but this movie far surpasses bad. I will admit I saw it at the theatre, thus the venom of my review. I can't even begin to tell you how bad this movie is. If you saw the trailer for it, you've seen enough. During the movie I got up to leave 3 times, each time I sat back down thinking, "Well, it can't get any worse". It did. Save your time, save your money, and for heaven's sake don't encourage anyone to make a similar movie in the future by spending your money now. I only wish I had received this advice before seeing it. If you liked this movie, please seek psychiatric help.

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I don't generally write reviews for movies here or anywhere else, but after reading the last review, I had to put in my two cents. My friends and I loved this movie! Absolutely hillarious. I've been waiting for this movie to come out on DVD and It's finally here. I can't wait to get my copy.

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This was the worst movie I've ever seen

by Mike on 8/7/2002

I'm an aficianado of bad movies, but this movie far surpasses bad. I will admit I saw it at the theatre, thus the venom of my review. I can't even begin to tell you how bad this movie is. If you saw the trailer for it, you've seen enough. During the movie I got up to leave 3 times, each time I sat back down thinking, "Well, it can't get any worse". It did. Save your time, save your money, and for heaven's sake don't encourage anyone to make a similar movie in the future by spending your money now. I only wish I had received this advice before seeing it. If you liked this movie, please seek psychiatric help. Read More

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A Great Movie!

by Terry on 8/14/2002

I don't generally write reviews for movies here or anywhere else, but after reading the last review, I had to put in my two cents. My friends and I loved this movie! Absolutely hillarious. I've been waiting for this movie to come out on DVD and It's finally here. I can't wait to get my copy. Read More

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Product Overview

Always looking for action, five over-enthusiastic, but under-stimulated vermont state troopers raise hell on the highway, keeping motorists anxiously looking in the rear view mirrors. Between an ongoing feud with the local cops over whose you-know-what is bigger and state government wanting to close them

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40169054
UPC 024543049531
UPC 14 00024543049531
Format DVD
Release Date 5/7/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Canada
Crime
Police
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Broken Lizard, a comedy troupe formed by former students of Colgate University, wrote and star in the enjoyably lightweight comedy SUPER TROOPERS. They play state troopers who preside over a quiet stretch of highway in Vermont. The low crime rate allows them time to pursue their own interests--mostly playing elaborate pranks on each other and on the hapless speeders they stop. Their captain, O'Hagan (Brian Cox), asks them to settle down for a while, because the governor (an amusing cameo by TV's former WONDER WOMAN, Lynda Carter) is thinking of cutting off their funding and turning their precious highway over to the jurisdiction of the hated local cops, headed by the sneaky Chief Grady (Daniel Von Bargen). The wild and not very bright troops are unable to stay out of trouble, so they'll only keep their jobs if they somehow manage to crack a big drug case. Director Jay Chandrasekhar (who also stars as the smartest trooper, Thorny) does a great job of keeping things quick and light, and the easy camaraderie of the Broken Lizard troupe gives even the grossest humor in the film an appealingly playful quality, harkening back to the innocent days of movies like STRIPES.
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...[Chandrasekhar] does have a knack for orchestrating raucous comic teamwork..." 02/28/2002 p.66
Total Film "...These five comedians have the potential to be every bit as cultishly popular as Canada's 'Kids In The Hall'....SUPER TROOPERS showcases their enormous promise..." 11/01/2002 p.109
Directors
Jay Chandrasekhar
Actors
Steve Lemme
Kevin Heffernan
Cast & Crew
Brian Cox - Actor
Daniel von Bargen - Actor
Erik Stolhanske - Actor
Jay Chandrasekhar - Actor
Kevin Heffernan - Actor
Lynda Carter - Actor
Marisa Coughlan - Actor
Paul Soter - Actor
Steve Lemme - Actor
Jay Chandrasekhar - Director
Joaquin Baca-Asay - Director of Photography
Jumbulingham - Editor
Jacob Craycroft - Editor
Kevin Herrernan - Editor
Peter E. Lengyel - Executive Producer
Special 38 - Musical Score
Richard Perello - Producer
Ben Conable - Production Designer
Steve Lemme - Writer
Jay Chandrasekhar - Writer
Erik Stolhanske - Writer
Kevin Heffernan - Writer
Paul Soter - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 2004953
UPC 00024543049531
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 103 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Review ...may seriously impair your ability to ever again maintain a straight face while speaking to a highway patrolman.
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Reviewer Todd Anthony
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource New York Post
Review Laugh-out-loud comedies are so rare that you shouldn't casually pass up "Super Troopers", which is essentially a smarter and much funnier version of the old "Police Academy" flicks.
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Reviewer Lou Lumenick
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Super Troopers' opening is a good example of its mediocrity. A trio of potheads is pulled over by Vermont highway patrolmen Thorny (director/co-writer Jay Chandrasekhar) and Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske, another co-writer). Before the cops make it to the car door, the poor kid in the backseat is forced to ingest baggies full of weed and 'shrooms. A lengthy prank is played on the threesome by the officers, but the film only makes clever use of the ultra-inebriated guy twice. There's an amusing bit when he hears everyone speaking as if through a tunnel and another where he pleadingly moans, "candy bars"...We're talking Smokey and the Bandit-level humor here...While most of the gags don't inspire hilarity, there are times when an anarchic brand of humor breaks through. In one scene, Mac suggests to his partner Foster that they play the "meow" game with the guy they've just pulled over. This involves trying to say the word "meow" as many times as possible before returning to the patrol car. Foster adopts his best yokel accent and says things like, "Meow fast do you think you were going?" and "Not so funny meow, is it?" While others might guffaw at Farva's alternating between guzzling beer and vomiting copiously at an open-bar party, I preferred these more clever bits.
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Reviewer Rod Armstrong
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Super Troopers" plays like it was directed as a do-it-yourself project, following instructions that omitted a few steps, and yet the movie has an undeniable charm. Imagine a group of Vermont state troopers treating their job like an opportunity to stage real-life "Candid Camera" situations. Now imagine that all of the troopers have ambitions to be stand-up comics. And that they were inspired to get into the force by watching "Police Academy" movies. But that they are basically good guys. That kind of describes it...Broken Lizard, I learn, began as an undergraduate troupe at Colgate in 1989, raised $200,000 to make a movie named "Puddle Cruiser," and instead of making a distribution deal did a campus tour to show it. "Super Troopers" aims higher, and may spin off a Fox TV sitcom which, on the basis of this film, might work..."Super Troopers" has kind of a revue feel. There is a plot, which somehow arrives at a conclusion, but the movie doesn't tell a story so much as move from one skit to another, with a laid-back charm that is more relaxed and self-confident than the manic laffaminit style of the "Police Academy" pictures. No movie is altogether uninspired that includes lines like "desperation is a stinky cologne." I can't quite recommend it--it's too patched together--but I almost can; it's the kind of movie that makes you want to like it.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Chandrasekhar,Jay
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Broken Lizard does [crude humor] with a s***-faced integrity that's worth a salute.
Harry Knowles, Ain't It Cool News Damn, it's funny!
Premiere Magazine Funnier than a squad car full of Hobbits.
Gannett NewsService Hilarious!
David Rooney, Variety Often making the Farrelly brothers look like Noel Coward, Broken Lizard's material is good-natured and agreeably goofy...
Jami Bernard, New York Daily News There's a thin line between smart-stupid and just plain stupid, and Super Troopers walks it with ease.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post ...a smarter and much funnier version of the old "Police Academy" flicks.
Todd Anthony, South Florida Sun-Sentinel ...may seriously impair your ability to ever again maintain a straight face while speaking to a highway patrolman.
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