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Super Troopers (2001)

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

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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

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Release Date:

15 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Broken Lizard's Super Troopers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,149,203 (USA) (17 February 2002)

Gross:

$18,488,314 (USA) (28 April 2002)
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Trivia

In the scene where Ursula hits Foster in the head with a snowcone, there is a set-up to indicate that the snowcone is solid. There was a mid-scene switch scheduled in which the hard snowcone would be replaced with a softer one. However, the switch did not occur during several of the takes and hence, Paul Soter took a solid block of ice to the head about nine times before they got it right. See more »

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The angle of the cup in Farva's hand, and the position of the cups on the table when Farva and Thorny are in the burger place, changes between shots. See more »

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[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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Some of the entries listed under "Also many thanks to" include: "The Dr's Chandrasekhar", "Carlos and Gloria Lemme (for making love)", "The Good Lord & Lady Luck", "2 ridiculously hot British girls aka Rhona & Donna" See more »

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Spoofs The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Pink Slip
Written & Performed by The Unband
Courtesy of TVT Records and Get All That Damn Money Away From Us! Music / TVT Music Publishing (BMI)
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One of the best comedies ever.
16 July 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See 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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