Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Super Troopers (2001) R - 2½ Stars

You'll either love this movie or hate it's silliness. For me, I found the humor almost predictable and bordering on stupidity. On the other hand I can visualize some audiences laughing their ass off.

These State Troopers are about to loose their jobs to the local police department as in this small town there's no budget for both law enforcement agencies. The two agencies battle off with pranks to make each other look bad in front of the governor. But the jokes on her as she reinforces the wrong guys who are team mates with the marijuana traffickers.

Superior officer Capt. O'Hagan (Brian Cox), is in charge of four half wit state troopers, Mac (Steve Lemme), Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Foster (Paul Stoter), and Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske), and the one do-gooder trooper Farva (Kevin Heffernan). In a small Vermont town near the Canadian border, these state troopers, with too much time on their hands, must prove themselves to Governor Jessman (Lynda Carter), in order to keep their jobs. Governor Jessman has just announced massive budget cuts for Vermont law enforcement personnel. Only one agencies can survive to keep their jobs so the battle between the State Troopers and the Earlville police department, led by Chief Grady with (Daniel Von Bargen), with Larry Johnson (Jim Gaffigan), and Ursula (Marisa Coughlan), begins.

The troopers stumble across a group or marijuana dealers. Solving this case is just what they need to prove the troopers deserve to keep their jobs. But with no love lost between the agencies, the Earlville police try everything to foil the troopers plans.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Jersey Shore, Cataland Films
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writers: Kevin Heffernan, Broken Lizard, Erik Stolhanske
Producer: Richard Perello
I viewed 2/12

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