Seventeen years after it first made a splash on the cinematic comedy scene with Super Troopers, the Broken Lizard troupe reunited in April for the aptly dubbed sequel Super Troopers 2. Audiences, it was clear, were more than ready for that return engagement, as the follow-up earned a healthy $30 million at the box office — including an impressive $15 million on its opening weekend — with a mere $13 million budget that was partially funded by crowdsourcing. Those who weren’t able to catch it in theaters will get a second chance when it arrives on home video platforms this month. And ahead of its physical-media bow, we have an exclusive clip to share with you from the film.
In Super Troopers 2, the Vermont troopers — Mac (Steve Lemme), Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Foster (Paul Soter), Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske), and Farva (Kevin Heffernan) — are given their old jobs back by Captain O’Hagan (Brian Cox) so they can help resolve a border dispute between the U.S. and Canada.
That assignment leads to trouble when the troopers find themselves at war with a rival band of Canadian Mounties, which invariably involves the two squads playing a series of pranks on each other. Arguably the funniest of those can be seen in the above scene, in which O’Hagan is surprised to discover that the station has a new visitor — a giant bear. What ensues is some problem-solving of a typically absurdist sort, culminating with a plan that, from the sound of it, seems destined to end in an unpleasant way.
The scene’s profane back-and-forths are emblematic of the ridiculous humor dispensed by Super Troopers 2, which is currently available on Digital HD. You can see it on Blu-ray and DVD beginning July 17.
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Update: Fox, the film’s distributor, has requested that we add the following disclaimer:
ANY DEPICTION OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE IN THIS MOVIE WAS NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AND DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS AND VALUES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE.