Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities
Bringing the world of law enforcement to its knees.
Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske), Mac (Steve Lemme) and Foster (Paul Soter) are passable Vermont State Troopers. Stationed in the boonies on the Canadian border, they spend the bulk of their time playfully toying with speeders, messing with the minds of stoned joy riders and taking impounded sports cars for spins on the open highway. When they're not on the road, they try to stay on the good side of their fatherly mentor, Captain John O'Hagan (Brian Cox) and avoid their tactless, thick-necked compatriot, officer Rod Farva (Kevin Heffernan). All in all, they find their work to be pleasantly unchallenging. Super troopers is a fast-paced comedy about cops, crime and killing time!
Also starring Daniel von Bargen as Chief Grady, Marisa Coughlan as Ursula, Lynda Carter as Governor Jessman, John Bedford Lloyd as Mayor Timber, Jim Gaffigan as Larry Johnson and Michael Weaver as Officer Rando. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Awards and film festivals:
- Sundance Film Festival 2001: Official selection
- Super troopers official movie site
- Super troopers QuickTime movie trailers
- Studios and distributors:
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Theatrical reportFun and laffs and that's about it.
Super troopers has little more going for it than Kung pow: enter the fist. It's a collection of low-brow gags designed to titillate without recourse to intellect. Parts of it are hilarious (picture an overweight cop going postal on a burger boy) but the plot is so weak that the flick barely hangs together. The relationship between Foster and Ursula is targeted at the demographic: socially inept teenage boys with no hope of getting a date.
If that's you, go get Super troopers.
PS: Jay Chandrasekhar does a great impression of Nicolas Cage.
Media intelligence (DVD)
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Disc: Single side, dual layer
- Deleted scenes: Red band
- Languages: English
- Picture: Widescreen 16:9
- Subtitles: English captions
Security censorship classification
M (Medium level coarse language, sexual references, drug use, low level violence)
103 minutes (1:43 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 14 March 2002
DVD rental: 28 August 2002
VHS rental: 28 August 2002