"The bulletproof cup? I invented this gag, Rabbit. Only in my day, the rookie got naked... And we also used blanks... You're a sick motherfucker, Mac."
Super Troopers, the second feature film from comedy team Broken Lizard, was released in the U.S. on February 15th, 2001. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and written by the entire Broken Lizard team, this irreverent comedy takes a stab at law enforcement by portraying the oddball hijinks of five Vermont state troopers with twisted imaginations and too much time to kill. When the governor threatens to cut ther budget and eliminate the station, they must out-do their arch-nemeses, the local police, in a race to solve a bizarre murder on the highway.
The movie stars the Broken Lizard team as the state troopers, with Brian Cox (Braveheart, Adaptation, The Ring) playing Captain John O'Hagan, who tries to keep his boys in line. The rest of the cast is mostly unknown, though Joey Kern (Grind, Cabin Fever) has a bit part as "College Boy 1".
With more one-liners and practical jokes than you can shake a stick at, "Super Troopers" is already a dorm room classic, the kind of movie best enjoyed with cheap beer and your herb of choice. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend you do (unless you're one of those people that only enjoys Ingrid Bergman or David Byrne movies (not that there's anything wrong with that)), it will be well worth your time. It's the kind of comic genius that just doesn't come out of Hollywood, and if you have any sense of humor at all, you'll be rolling on the floor through the whole thing. In fact, you probably know half the dialogue just by being around anyone that's already seen it, it tends to get quoted loudly and often. So get some friends together around a keg of Beast and pop in this cult comedy classic that's sure to bring joy to your heart and a smile to your face.
"Smells like sex in here."
"Oh, c'mon, we're like the sons you never had."
"If you were my son, Mac, I would've smothered you by now."
"Smothered me in gravy, you big dirty man."
"I think it was my sixth, maybe even my seventh sense. You know Rabbit, a good cop doesn't really know why he does anything."
"Disregard that, Rabbit."