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Super Troopers

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Paul Soter, Super Troopers

Super Troopers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
103 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/15/02
performer:
Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Lynda Carter, Marisa Coughlan, Brian Cox, Paul Soter, Eric Stolhanske
director:
Jay Chandrasekhar
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Jay Chandrasekhar
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

Conceived and executed with masterful laziness by comedy troupe Broken Lizard, Super Troopers wears its post-”Police Academy” shoddiness like a badge of honor — and ends up feeling far more fresh than the now-jejune juvenilia of the Farrelly brothers. The beside-the-point plot involves five Vermont state troopers and their feud with some evil local cops — but all you really need to know is that venerable thespian Brian Cox (as their blustery chief) relieves himself on a speeder’s vehicle. That the Lizard boys had the temerity to cast Cox in the first place is indicative of their goal: good, stoopid humor from the smart(er) end of Frat Row.