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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.
SD: What was it like being on set together again?
ST: We have known each other for so long, so it was old hat for us. We just jumped right back into it, it was like fitting into a nice comfortable slipper. We just had to grow our mustaches back and try to fit into our uniforms. Making movies with your friends is the best!
SD: Having played these characters before, does that make the process easier?
ST: Coming up with ideas and writing jokes, we could do all day. The trick is you have five guys with five different voices. The great thing is that they all had their voices established already. We can hit the ground running and not worry so much about the characters.
SD: With your improv background, how much of the script actually made it on film?
ST: We like to shoot the script, because we have crafted some jokes for it. We will improve during rehearsals and add lines into the script that way. When you bring the new players in, they want to have some fun too. Will Sasso is one of the great improvisers around and you need to let him work his magic. The “Danny DeVito” scene was not part of the script, but Will was so great, we kept it in.
SD: Is there a reason why you stayed away from what these guys have been doing for the last 17 years?
ST: We just didn’t want to get bogged down in any kind of narrative. The whole idea was to get to the laughs. In the opening scene, we do make a joke about it. We talked about it a lot and also we didn’t know when the movie was going to get made.
SD: Will there be a Super Troopers 3?
ST: If we do, we will make Farva the romantic lead. He will finally get the girl. He will have survived the tumor surgery and won’t be such an obnoxious jerk anymore.
Opening In Theaters this Friday, April 20th.
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