SUPER TROOPERS

Lawless Lustful Lawmen

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Release Date: February 15, 2002

Starring: Jay Chadrasekhar, Brian Cox, Daniel Von Bargen, Marisa Coughlan, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Adults and older teens

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Address Comments To:

Lindsay Law, President
Fox Searchlight
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
A Division of Fox, Inc.
10201 West Pico Blvd., Bldg. 38
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-4402

Content:

(PaPaPa, Ho, LLL, VV, SS, NN, AA, DD, MM) Strong pagan worldview with lawless party mentality and no respect for authority; homosexual jokes; 159 obscenities and profanities; four violent fights and reckless driving; rampant sexual depictions including implied sex in patrol car, man pretending to have sex with a bear, masturbation in a patrol car; rampant nudity including topless woman, male rear nudity, nude calendar; drunkenness depicted and keg party shown; teens and Highway patrolman high on drugs; and, including lying, rude insults, disrespect for every authority; disturbing element of dead woman portrayed.


Summary:

SUPER TROOPERS is a poorly made, sick-comedy film about a Highway Patrol office on the brink of closure by the governor, and the officers’ attempt to keep it open at all costs. With disgusting language, sex, violence, and general irreverence, this movie is not fit for human consumption.


Review:

SUPER TROOPERS is the unbelievably trashy film about a Vermont Highway Patrol office and its effort to save their division from budget-cutting closing. Their rivals are the local police officers, who are involved in drug trafficking. Realizing they will be out of jobs soon, the Highway Patrol officers feel no obligation to perform their duties correctly, but instead they launch into a series of practical jokes on any unsuspecting person in their path. Eventually, they learn that the Police Department has set them up to fail and that the police are actually trafficking marijuana down their highways.



One trooper falls for a lovely new police officer who, after many sexual rendezvous, helps him foil the evil Police Captain and his thugs. The entire plot is just a thin framework upon which to hang every possible sex gag, nasty practical joke, and silly stunt imaginable. The sub-title could also be: “Any titillating, nasty thing we can do to get a laugh.”



The comedy troop “Broken Lizard,” led by Director Chandrasekhar, is the basis for the writing, the direction, and the five main actors. This movie may do well with teenagers (not allowed to see R-rated films) because it deals with being stoned on pot in a car, drunk highway patrol officers, fist fights, a bare breasted lady wanting to trade a speeding ticket for sex, masturbation by an officer, a “keg” party, sex in police vehicles, drunkenness, cursing, practical jokes on the “stooge” patrolman, guns, etc. Sadly enough, one twenty-something girl was heard upon leaving the theatre to say, “Wasn’t that one of the funniest _____-ing movies you’ve seen in the last 10 years?”



Trying to follow in the footsteps of ANIMAL HOUSE, CADDYSHACK, SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, and BLUES BROTHERS, SUPER TROOPERS merely makes for one more trap to mess up the libidos of teenage boys, and insult and embarrass any teenage girl that goes with them. In essence, it’s complete garbage.



Another painful aspect is the bad light reflected on the law enforcement community. Both Highway Patrol and local police are made out to be immature, fraternity boys looking for a cheap thrill – regardless of the degradation or hurt involved.



Respectable people will probably want to avoid this waste of film at all costs.


In Brief:

In SUPER TROOPERS, comedy group “Broken Lizard” brings their college frat-party humor to the screen in an attempt to make an “any sick or rude thing is funny” comedy movie. This unbelievably trashy film is about a Vermont Highway Patrol office and its effort to save their department from budget-cutting closing. Their rivals are the local police officers, who are involved in drug trafficking. Realizing they will be out of jobs soon, the Highway Patrol officers feel no obligation to perform their duties correctly, but instead launch into a series of practical jokes on any unsuspecting person in their path. Eventually, they learn that the Police Department has set them up to fail and that the police are actually trafficking marijuana down their highways.



The entire plot of SUPER TROOPERS is just a thin framework upon which to hang every possible sex gag, nasty practical joke, rude remark, obscenity, and silly stunt imaginable. The sub-title could also be: “Any titillating, nasty thing we can do to get a laugh.” SUPER TROOPERS is geared toward your 16-year-old boy, media-wise teenagers will want to avoid this waste of film at all costs.