Super Troopers

Super Troopers

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Cast: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter

     
 

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Wackiness ensues in the super comedy Super Troopers. Fox's work on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is excellent save for a small amount of edge enhancement in the image. Overall, the colors, fleshtones, and black levels are all very solid and clear. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English and French, as well as Dolby 2.0See more details below

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Wackiness ensues in the super comedy Super Troopers. Fox's work on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is excellent save for a small amount of edge enhancement in the image. Overall, the colors, fleshtones, and black levels are all very solid and clear. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English and French, as well as Dolby 2.0 Surround in Spanish. While the film doesn't utilize a vast array of directional effects (except in a few key scenes), the bulk of this 5.1 mix if free of any excessive hiss or distortion. Also included on this disc are English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The extra features on Super Troopers are bountiful, starting with two commentary tracks: the first by director/actor Jay Chandrasekhar and actor Erik Stolhanske and a second by actors Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, and Steve Lemme. Both commentaries are filled with many humorous stories, anecdotes, and thoughts about the film's production and history. A series of outtakes and deleted scenes are broken up unto four different sections and should please fans looking for more gags and jokes in the vein of the film. Finally, there is a very fluffy making-of featurette, a "Road Trip Newswrap" that follows the comedy troupe on the road, and theatrical trailers for the film.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Super Troopers is a silly, slow-moving lowbrow comedy. Colgate University-spawned comedy troupe Broken Lizard work well together, but their script is full of flat jokes and gags that misfire, and the direction by troupe member Jay Chandrasekhar (who plays Thorny), stretches every one of these bits to the breaking point. The lazy pace of the film is oddly intriguing during a pre-credit sequence in which Thorny and Rabbit (Eric Stolhanske) harass a trio of stoned college kids. The scene's weird distention enhances the Kafkaesque quality of the humor. But things never really pick up, and it begins to seem like the guys just didn't have enough jokes to fill the film's running time. Why just throw away a gag about Mac (Steve Lemme) pointing his radar gun at his hand when he's masturbating in his squad car, when you can drag it out for a good minute-and-a-half? The Broken Lizard guys are better actors than they are writers, and Chandrasekhar in particular is surprisingly sympathetic. Veteran character actors Brian Cox (who played Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter) and Daniel Von Bargen (of TV's Malcolm in the Middle) do solid work. There's an original idea in here somewhere about bored cops whose attempts to pass the time devolve into anarchy. But the appealingly off-kilter premise and easy bonhomie are not enough to sustain a feature film.
San Francisco Chronicle
Super Troopers is more sophisticated than, say, American Pie 2, but they've still got the good sense to know you can't have a romp without a little raunch.
New York Post
Laugh-out-loud comedies are so rare that you shouldn't casually pass up Super Troopers, which is essentially a smarter and much funnier version of the old Police Academy flicks.... Super Troopers is just the ticket for the year's first don't-miss guilty pleasure at the movies.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/2002
UPC:
0024543049548
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Fox Searchlight
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
14,334

Special Features

Commentaries by Broken Lizard Comedy Team Members; Outtakes; Extended scenes; Featurette; Alternating ending; Theatrical trailer; Anamorphic Widescreen [Aspect ratio 1:85:1] Audio: English 5.1 Dolby surround, Spanish dolby surround, French 5.1 Dolby surround ; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jay Chandrasekhar Thorny
Kevin Heffernan Farva
Steve Lemme Mac
Paul Soter Foster
Erik Stolhanske Rabbit
Brian Cox Capt. John O'Hagan
Daniel Von Bargen Chief Grady
Marisa Coughlan Ursula
Lynda Carter Gov. Jessman
John Bedford Lloyd Mayor Timber
Jim Gaffigan Larry Johnson

Technical Credits
Jay Chandrasekhar Director,Screenwriter
David Alvarez Sound/Sound Designer
Joaquin Baca-Asay Cinematographer
Melissa Bruning Costumes/Costume Designer
Jumbulingam Chandrasekhar Editor
Barry Cole Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Conable Production Designer
Christopher Covert Musical Direction/Supervision
Jacob Craycroft Editor
Johnny Hardesty Art Director
Kevin Heffernan Editor,Screenwriter
Fred Helm Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Lemme Screenwriter
Peter E. Lengyel Executive Producer
Broken Lizard Screenwriter
Jennifer McNamara Casting
Richard Perello Producer
Paul Soter Screenwriter
38 Special Score Composer
Erik Stolhanske Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Car Talk [3:13]
2. State Troopers [3:34]
3. Trooper Games [3:08]
4. Culture Clash [1:50]
5. Cat Game [3:31]
6. A Murder Investigation [3:26]
7. Who's Jurisdiction Is It? [1:11]
8. In The Lion's Den [1:46]
9. A Lotta Pot [4:08]
10. Drug Conspiracy [4:11]
11. Illicit Love [1:19]
12. Burger Punk [8:35]
13. Bikers [:12]
14. Target Practice [5:03]
15. 2 Minutes [4:43]
16. Shut Down [4:40]
17. Farva's Surprise [:51]
18. You Could Be A Hero [1:34]
19. The Governor's Letter [7:00]
20. End Credits [1:40]

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