Super Troopers

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the film when Thorny and Rabbit are chasing the Miata that Mac is driving, there is a shot that shows Mac manually shifting gears. Later on in the movie when Mac and Foster decide to go undercover in O'Hagan's truck, Mac doesn't know how to use a stick shift anymore. (00:07:50 - 00:52:15)

Correction: Driving stick shift in a car and stick shift in a semi are very different.


Corrected entry: When Mac and Foster are in unit 91, Mac radios to Farva that they have a suspicious vehicle, a white Caprice. The police car they are radioing about is really a White Ford Crown Victoria. You can even see the Ford logo on the right side of the trunk. In fact, all the police vehicles used in the movie are Fords.

Correction: He intentionally radios the wrong model so he won't suspect it's a police car.

Corrected entry: When the Captain asks the guys what they learned at the Weigh Station, Mac said that his cruiser weighs 16,000 kilograms. Forgiving the fact that they are complete idiots, that would put the vehicle at somewhere around 35,000lbs or nearly 16 metric tonnes.


Correction: Mac just got the figure wrong, because he's an idiot - the correct weight should be 1600kg which is about 3527lbs which is about the actual weight of a Ford Crown Victoria.

Corrected entry: When Farva and Ramathorn are in Dimpus burger, after Farva finds the hole in his cup, he dives over the counter and tackles the kid who took his order. However, in a later scene, when the chief and Farva are looking at the video of the incident, it shows Farva sliding over the counter, landing on his feet, pushing another kid out of the way, and shoving a burger in the kids face that took his order.

Correction: Watching the movie right now. At every point during the time the chief and Farva are watching the tape, Farva is already behind the counter. The only person shown jumping over the counter on the tape is Thorny, which took place after the original scene and is only ever shown on the tape. In other words, everything on the tape happened after the original scene ended and cannot be a continuity error as it is being seen for the first and only time.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Thorny and Rabbit are chasing the Miata on the off-ramp of the interstate, the three stoners in the back of the cruiser are laughing hysterically instead of screaming like in other camera shots.

Correction: They're stoners, often subject to drastic mood swings. Besides, they may have given up on screaming and begun to laugh at the ridiculousness of the situation.

Corrected entry: When the bullet proof cup is being tested, the troopers are wearing ear protection. Later in the scene the chief drives up and starts talking to them. During this they're still wearing the ear protection, and the chief isn't speaking loud enough for them to hear him.

Correction: This was not a factual error. The troopers are wearing Ear Defenders. The ear protection only muffels sounds. It does not block them. A normal voice can still be heard when wearing them.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Mac and Foster are trying to drive the semi trailer and Mac keeps stalling it and say they can't drive stick, but in the beginning when they are chasing Mac to the bar he is driving a stick shift and you can see him change gears.

Correction: Mac actually says to the other guys "turns out he can't drive a stick", refering to Foster.

Corrected entry: Where Farve was hand cuffed to the toilet, in a few minutes you see him getting out of his car.

Correction: That's the point. Farve escapes from the handcuffs. After they handcuff him, they drive around for along time, stopping by Grady's house.

Corrected entry: After the announcement of the governor's speech starting in five minutes, when Mac leaves to check on the guys, it appears Ursula forgets when she's supposed to pass by Farva. She begins to walk by, but when she realizes Mac and Farva are supposed to interact first, she awkwardly stops, turns around, and waits out of view until it is time to walk past Farva. (01:11:35)

Correction: Ursula does not miss her mark, she actually starts to walk out with Mac, then sees Farva and wishes to avoid him, so heads the other way. She then prroceeds out behind Farva, after seeing Mac dibilitate him.

Corrected entry: In the scene where they pulled over the German couple, the kid was in the back seat at the start of the scene but he gets out of the car during the scene. You can't open a police car from the back seat. (00:38:35)

Correction: The window was open.

Except we see the kid with the back door open.


Correction: The only reason you can't open a cop car from inside is because the child safety lock is on. But they could easily flip it to the off position allowing the door to be open from the inside. It's a switch on the door, nothing special.


Corrected entry: In the part where Ramathorn and Mac pull over the crazy man and woman, Ramathorn's son gets out of the police car on his own to get in the front. The back of cop cars have no handles and you can't let yourself out (they even say this later on when Foster and the woman are making out in the back of the cop car).

Correction: The highway patrol cars have doors in the back where you can let yourself out, but the regular cop cars do not.

Corrected entry: When Ursala and Foster are in the backseat of the police car Ursala states thats someone had to open the door for them to get out, if so then how did Ramathorn's kid get out of the backseat when they pulled over the Russians?

Correction: Ursula actually states that someone has to open the doors from the outside on THEIR cruisers (those of the local cops, not the State Troopers). Apparently, the Troopers' doors open from within, otherwise Foster would have been more careful. Also, I'm moderately certain the people they pulled over were German.

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Corrected entry: In the end of the movie when the troopers are spying on the drug dealer and the local police chief pulls up he has his police lights on. Then he gets out and shakes hands revealing to us that they are in cahoots. If they are, then why would he have had his police lights on in approaching the vehicle?

Correction: His lights would be on to allow the drug dealers to know it is a police car (and not to worry) approaching. It could be their signal to each other.

Corrected entry: Besides one car that passes by unit 91 with the dummy inside, notice how there hardly isn't any cars on the side of the highway that is being filmed with the stoners and the chase with the white Miata, yet on the other side, there are cars moving and passing by. (00:01:00 - 00:08:15)

Correction: The absence of cars on one side of the highway is not a mistake, but rather just a quirk of the movie. Traffic is not always the same on both sides of highways.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the stoner is eating the bag of pot he says "those are shrooms, dude", but it comes out normal as if his mouth was not stuffed full of pot. [This is a corrected duplicate -- But it is still a mistake.]

Correction: Actually, if you watch this scene closely, the stoner has moved all of the pot to the side of his mouth, and the dialogue "those are shrooms, dude" is slightly muffled due to his mouth being only half full.

Corrected entry: When Ramathorne and Rabbit radio to Farva to look up the Spurbury cruiser's plate, he says "A white Caprice." All the police cars in the movie, including that one, are Ford Crown Victorias.

Correction: Actually it was Mac and Foster and Foster who radioed it in and the only reason he said it was a white Caprice is because it is a very similar model of the Crown Victoria (the two can be commonly mistaken for each other) and he also didn't want Farva to realize the joke they were playing on him until it was over and done with.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Mac and Foster are playing the Meow game, Mac bets Foster he can't say meow 10 times. After he leaves the car he comes back to say meow one more time, but he has already said it ten times. So he actually says it 11 times.

Correction: The fourth meow that Foster says was not a subtle one, and you see Mac put the finger out then go "eeeh" as he contemplates. Most likely he put it down because it was too obvious, especially considering the rest of the counting corresponds in order with the one he did not count.

Corrected entry: In the beginning scene with the Stoners, the Trooper's cruiser goes from being a 1997 Crowne Vic to a 1996 Crowne Vic. You can tell by the rear lights on the back of the car where the 97 has a larger set moving towards the center of the car while the 96 has a reflector bar going across.

Correction: Actually, the 95-97 Crown Vics had the larger taillights. The 92-94 CVs had the smaller taillights, and some of those had the reflectors (not exactly sure which ones) Also noted in this scene is that Foster is driving one with the reflectors, then later one with just the metal strip along the edge of the trunk.

Corrected entry: When Ramathorn, Rabbit, and Foster are chasing the white Miata in the beginning of the film, the camera cuts to a shot where the driver of the Miata is shown shifting gears. If you look closer it is visible that the emergency brake is up which would make it kind of difficult to drive in a high speed pursuit.

Correction: As the owner of two Miatas, I can state without a doubt that the emergency brake is in the off position. If the emergency brake was on, one would not be able to reach the gear shift comfortably.

Corrected entry: In the beginning when the white Miata drives by and hits the police mannequin's head, it is knocked off and falls almost straight down to the ground. In real life if the Miata hit the head it would go flying and land hardly near the car.

Correction: The miata doesnt completely decapitate the mannequin (it would have gone flying in the scene where it happens), it just severs it enough that when foster shakes it the head fell off.

Other mistake: In the shot where Ramathorne is at the gun range, about to shoot Mac in the bullet proof cup, he is talking to Foster and Rabbit about how they are going to get in to the Spurbury Police Lockup. If you watch him draw his gun, he moves his other hand down to chamber a bullet, the sound effect is heard, but he never actually pulls the action back on the gun.

More mistakes in Super Troopers

[Having pulled over a speeding driver.]
Mac: All right, how about Cat Game?
Foster: Cat Game? What's the record?
Mac: Thorny did six, but I think you can do ten.
Foster: Ten? Starting right meow?
[They go up to the car.]
Driver: Sorry about the...
Foster: All right meow. Hand over your license and registration.
[The man gives him his license.]
Foster: Your registration? Hurry up meow.
Driver: [laughing.] Sorry.
Foster: Is there something funny here boy?
Driver: Oh, no.
Foster: Then why you laughing, Mister... Larry Johnson?
[Foster stares at him.]
Foster: All right meow, where were we?
Driver: Excuse me, are you saying meow?
Foster: Am I saying meow?
Driver: I thought...
Foster: Don't think boy. Meow, do you know how fast you were going?
[The man laughs.]
Foster: Meow. What is so damn funny?
Driver: I could have sworn you said meow.
Foster: Do I look like a cat to you, boy? Am I jumpin' around all nimbly-bimbly from tree to tree? Am I drinking milk from a saucer? DO YOU SEE ME EATING MICE?
[The man is uncontrollably laughing.]
Foster: You stop laughing right meow!
Driver: [Stops and swallows hard.] Yes sir.
Foster: Meow, I'm gonna have to give you a ticket on this one. No buts meow. It's the law.
[Rips off the ticket and hands it to the man.]
Foster: Not so funny meow, is it?
[Foster gets up to leave, but Mac shakes his hands at him, indicating only nine meows.]
Foster: Meow!

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Question: What is the name of the piece of music that can be heard playing in the German couples' Porsche before Rabbit and Thorny pull them over?

Answer: It's "Bidibodi Bidibu" by Bubbles (or sometimes referred to as DJ Bubbles).

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