The twenty-first post in a recurring segment on moustaches.
At long last, it's finally happened: a plurality of moustaches featured in a single Monday. What better way to ring in 2011 than with some highway authority?
Super Troopers is a 2001 film that shows the lighter side of the police-- a nice break from intense films like Training Day, Lethal Weapon, and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. Mark of a serious police film: a cast including David Spade.
For those who haven't seen the film, I recommend making a New Year's resolution to see it immediately.
Why are you still reading? It's okay. We'll wait here.
It will now be assumed that everyone has seen the film, and spoilers will be of no consequence.
Authority can be mishandled, and I'm no fan of it. However, I do advocate meowing at strangers whenever possible. Therefore this movie has conflicting values. The cast/creators are known for their deep philosophical musings in other films, such as Beerfest.
The film pits a local police force against the titular highway patrol troopers, in a battle of wits over an drug-smuggling operation that inexplicably links to an animated Taliban monkey.
As policemen are famous for wearing their moustaches proudly (an important part of serving and protecting) both the heroes and villains of this story wear them; this makes the film much more difficult to follow than Inception, which has no moustaches at all.
The best way to watch the film, of course, must be to eat an entire bag of illegal drugs* as done in the first scene of the movie. This also is probably the very best way to watch Inception.
*Third Strike does not recommend explaining to local police OR highway patrolmen that Super Troopers inspired you to take drugs following arrest. But your attorney might think it's worth a shot. Oh yeah, don't do drugs. Third Strike is not a role model!
Police ARE known to be roll models, and they take that responsibility as seriously in this film as they take everything else. Hence the moustaches, drunk driving, and pranks on rookies.
So put on your bullet proof cup, blast your German techno, and bring 2011 in the Super Troopers way: put some soap in your coffee.