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Super Troopers!

A 2001 movie directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.

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"Yes, the police car that ended up the river had "Car Ramrod" painted on the side"

  • Jan 8, 2011
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+3
Supertroopers.  They are not all that super but they are troopers and they are probably the only police force I wouldn't mind following me for a few miles since the worst they would probably do to me is play silly mind games with me before letting me go.

Supertroopers is the product of the Broken Lizard comedy team, a bunch of guys who take turns in the proceeding movies with different roles as lead or good and bad guys.  This movie has them as the force behind a Vermont Highway Patrol that is dangerously close to getting shut down from lack of funding and general incompetance.  A big drug bust however might turn things around if not for the fact that the police are laying claim to it also.  In between wondering when they'll get shut down, the Troopers goof around with the people they pull over and have contests for who can drink the most pancake syrup.

The movie overall has a real loose feel to make it enjoyable.  The troopers are in danger of losing they're jobs but sail through the day as if everything will turn out okay.  After all you can't let a thing like losing your job get in the way of BSing with motorists.  If I was these guys, I'd be concerned about getting that drug bust so I can keep on working.

What do I mean?  How about using a loudspeaker to tell a pulled over car to pullover.  Maybe see how many times you can say "meow" to another motorist with a straight face or when you stop off for a quick bite, asking the server for a liter of fu**ing cola?

Supertroopers really tries hard and I do like it but it's not the laugh-a-thon people think it is.  It does rely on some drug humor which I never really liked and then some jokes just weren't that funny.  The film does have a cheap feel to it also.  Not that it's bad but the background could have been a matte painting if they had less money to spend.

The Broken Lizard team has made more movies but this one is that benchmark that fans judge the groups other films by because of it's noteriety and appeal that drew the fans in the first time.  A sequel is in the works and I can hope to see more of Farva, Throny, Rabbit and the rest when that time rolls around.



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January 11, 2011
Great review, John! Just rewatched this over the holiday weekend and.... meow! So wrong, but so hilarious.
 
January 09, 2011
this was pure guilty fun for me! Thanks, John! I'll be back!
 
January 09, 2011
Great review, I loved the flick myself, have a good day meow.
 
January 09, 2011
I like Super Troopers for what it is- a brain candy piece that'll make you laugh, if you like drug humor. For me, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Great review, thanks for sharing :)
 
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Quick Tip by . January 04, 2011
Screwball Highway patrolman play games and commit hijinks in the face of having funds cut just as a huge drug bust has gone down. Great moments here and there.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
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Potty humor at its finest.
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Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more
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