Everyone’s favorite law enforcement team is back by popular demand with the long anticipated follow up to the cult comedy classic…SUPER TROOPERS.
When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers- Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. Unconventional police work follows, and the result is…SUPER TROOPERS 2.
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and written by Broken Lizard, SUPER TROOPERS 2 stars Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, known collectively as Broken Lizard (SUPER TROOPERS, CLUB DREAD).
The cast also features Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman”), Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage,” You Don’t Mess With The Zohan), Marisa Coughlan (Super Troopers, Freddie Got Fingered), Tyler Labine (“Reaper,” Tucker And Dale Vs Evil), Hayes MacArthur (“Angie Tribeca”), Will Sasso (“MADtv,” The Three Stooges), with Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation,” “West Wing,” St. Elmo’s Fire) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity, “Nuremberg”).
Fired for their previous shenanigans, disgraced Vermont Highway Patrol officers Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar ), Farva (Kevin Heffernan), Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske), Foster (Paul Soter) and Mac (Steve Lemme) re-unite when Captain O’Hagan (Brian Cox) and Governor Jessman (Lynda Carter) give the cops a shot at redemption. Their assignment: take over law enforcement in a French-Canadian town transitioning to U.S. sovereignty due to a recently discovered screw-up in border markings.
The Quebec town’s ex-hockey player mayor, Guy Le Franc (Rob Lowe), tries to charm the Yankee interlopers at his hockey-themed brothel, while local Canadian Mounties (Will Sasso, Tyler Labine, and Hayes MacArthur) prank the Americans with a little help from a 1,300-pound bear. As they try to overcome their inability to understand the metric system, the Super Troopers eventually uncover a smuggling ring, take revenge on the Mounties and wreak havoc on the good citizens of Canada.
To fund the movie though, Broken Lizard went directly to its fanbase to finance SUPER TROOPERS 2’s production budget. A campaign on the Indiegogo site raised more than $4.6 million donated directly by SUPER TROOPERS devotees eager to see more hijinks. The campaign went on to become the second most successful crowdfunding campaign for a movie ever.
“When we did the crowdfunding thing, we didn’t know how it would pan out,” Heffernan says. “It could have been very embarrassing, but luckily the fans came out.”
Adds Soter: “It pushed us into the reality of ‘We’re really making a movie now.’ And of course, you want to make the movie great for the fans because they helped finance it for us.”
Lemme says the show of support from SUPER TROOPERS 2 online backers meant a lot both emotionally and financially. “It’s really humbling to meet these fans face to face and tell them, ‘You contributed the first money to the budget of our movie and that really unlocked everything else.’”