Last week we were treated to a special Boston screening of Super Troopers 2 with the hilarious Broken Lizard comedy team. Parts of the film were produced locally and plenty of local crew members and cast were in attendance. As part of the press junket the Troopers had arrived in uniform to our roundtable the next day and begged our forgiveness for their costumes. I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
Super Troopers 2 was partially crowd funded by an Indiegogo campaign in order to get distribution through Fox Searchlight Pictures. Broken Lizard director Jay Chandrasekhar confirmed this at the screening as the actors and writers shared more behind the scenes info about the movie including the casting of a cameo by Fred Savage and a starring role for Rob Lowe. Brian Cox and Lynda Carter also return for the sequel.
How did you get the big names involved in Super Troopers 2?
Jay Chandrasekhar: I worked with Rob Lowe on this show The Grinder which is on Fox. I shot four episodes and I said to Rob, “Hey, is there any chance you would play a part in Super Troopers 2?”
Rob said, “Anything, I don’t need to see the script, I’m in. Fred Savage is sitting there and he goes, “What about me?”
Did you guys do any ride alongs?
Paul Soter: Not by choice!