It has been fifteen years since Vermont state troopers MacIntyre 'Mac' Womack (Steve Lemme), Arcot 'Thorny' Ramathorn (Jay Chandrasekhar), Carl Foster (Paul Soter), Rodney Farva (Kevin Heffernan) and Robert 'Rabbit' Roto (Erik Stolhanske) weighed in on a serious drug-smuggling ring involving their rivals, the Spurbury Police Department, but it seems they haven't changed a bit since then. One successful case doesn't make for a more mature group of officers. Led by the exasperated Captain O'Hagan (Brian Cox), who's frankly tired of his team's antics, the Vermont Highway Patrol are now being tasked with dealing with an area of land whose ownership is in dispute between the US and Canada. However, they'd rather pull pranks on each other - mainly Rabbit, who has endured endless humiliating hazing rituals since his rookie days - and get up to no good than actually work. No doubt their seemingly harmless roles in the community will drag them into a world of trouble once again.
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The long-awaited sequel to the cult 2000's comedy film has been written and is waiting to be made, says the original writing team
Two members of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan, were on hand for a Q&A session with fans at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, Oregon, this Friday (June 19). While there they revealed some very warmly received news indeed, that the long-awaited sequel to the troupe's break-out hit Super Troopers will is in the pipeline and should be getting released in the not-to-distant future.
Chandrasekhar wasn't present at the Q&A
The comedy collective, consisting of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, are also responsible for such noted comedies as Beerfest, Freeloaders and Puddel Cruiser, but it is their 2001 break-out film about a bunch of bored highway patrolmen trying to make their jobs more interesting that is still the most revered and loved by fans. So it came as no surprise when the audience warmly responded to the news that a second Super Troopers looks like it is on it's way.
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When Cleon Salmon's career as a heavyweight boxer was over, he felt a new career in the catering trade would be a nice way to spend his years. The Slammin' Salmon is a high end seafood eatery in Miami, Cleon himself, manages his untrained oddball staff.
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Despite the presence of indie darling Cillian Murphy and teen lust subject Lucy Liu in the leading roles, Detectives is pretty much dead from frame one. Even mega-fans of either of the headliners will have trouble muddling through it.
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Now enter Beerfest, the newest comedy from the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. It's not nearly as funny as Super Troopers, but it's not nearly as atrocious as the laugh-empty Club Dread. In this dead season of laughs, that makes Beerfest almost a rousing success.
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The Lizards made a name for themselves at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival with law enforcement spoof Super Troopers. That film cultivated a rabid cult audience who devoured the film at midnight screenings. Perhaps they were sleep deprived. Their follow-up follows a gaggle of young, hard-bodied partygoers to Pleasure Island, where a little fun in the sun turns deadly after a stalker starts killing the employees of beautiful Club Dread.
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Unfortunately, Super Troopers never really hits its stride. While these pals who met at Colgate University (and produced Puddle Cruiser there) seem to be having a blast paying homage to cheesy '70s and '80s comedies - from the brilliant like Animal House and Caddyshack to the retarded like Cannonball Run and Police Academy, most of their gags fall flat - especially the biggest ones. And as much as I appreciate good old fashioned boy humor (masturbation, crotch shots, blow-up dolls, etc.), it's frustrating to see these guys - who are obviously pretty clever - waste their talent on parodies of things they probably thought were funniest when they were high.
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