‘Super Troopers 2’ Raises $4.4 Million Total in Fundraising Campaign

Super Troopers 2 Crowdfunding Campaign
Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Broken Lizard comedy troupe has waged the second most successful crowdfunding campaign for a movie, taking in $4.4 million in 30 days to raise production funds for “Super Troopers 2.”

The Indiegogo campaign, funded by over 50,000 contributors, ended at midnight Friday with 77% of the $5.7 million record for crowdfunding for a film, set in by the “Veronica Mars” movie on Kickstarter in 2013. It raised 42% more than the $3.1 million for Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” which had been the second-largest crowdfunding effort in the sector until earlier this month when the Alan Tudyk-Nathan Fillion digital series project “Con Man” raised $3.16 million.

The “Super Troopers” met the initial goal of $2 million in 26 hours, assuring that the sequel will go into production this summer, 14 years after the original “Super Troopers” was released. Fox Searchlight had agreed to release the sequel if the $2 million goal was met.

Perks offered as incentives that were sold on the first day included a producer title for $10,000, a speaking actor role for $10,000, a trip to the ballpark with the main actors for $15,000 and the patrol car to be used in the filming for $35,000. The troupe offered three $20,000-level incentives in which they will perform a private standup comedy show.

The troupe also sold “The Best Men” incentive for $20,000: “All five members of Broken Lizard will attend your wedding and act as your groomsmen (or bridesmaids). We’ll even bring you a gift.”

Broken Lizard crafted new stretch goals aimed at attracting additional backers. To push the campaign past $3.5 million, it announced that it would release its first movie — “Tin Foil Monkey Agenda” — online exclusively to contributors.

“Super Troopers 2″ reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. The quintet play goofy Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks and feuding with other local law enforcement officers.

Pre-production on the film will begin in May, with principal photography starting this summer in the Northeast.

“Super Troopers” was made for $1.2 million and acquired by Searchlight at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. It grossed $23 million worldwide.

Broken Lizard also made 2004’s “Club Dread” and 2006’s “Beerfest,” which grossed $20 million. The troupe performed in “Broken Lizard Stand Up” for Comedy Central in 2010.

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  1. Beverly says:

    Best news Ever! Broken Lizard rocks!!

  2. Psyched says:

    Have people had access to the script? That would be weird. I know I haven’t, but I know it’s going to be great anyway and it will be more fun to be surprised by all the new shenanigans. On the other hand it would be cool to know the on set gossip. Makes me wonder if there were personality conflicts. Usually are after such a long time. Who cares as long as the movie is hilarious.
    Thanks to Broken a lizard for being so funny for so long!

  3. Voice of unreason says:

    Go Broken Lizard!! This gonna be awesome!

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  5. voice of reason says:

    Relax people. I’m sure everyone will come back including Coughlin and Cox. They were real actors before the film and not a part of the troupe but MOST certainly huge parts of the super troopers film. It’s gonna be hilarious. Best stoner comedy

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  7. Nanette says:

    So happy for Broken Lizard! Can’t wait for the shenanigans! Doooo eeeet!

  8. Daniel Goldstein says:

    Made my day. But, definitely bring back everyone. My 2 cents

  9. Lori p. says:

    Yay! Broken Lizard!! Can not wait.
    It’s embarrassing reading comments from people who haven’t read the script.

    To those people:
    1. How do you know who is going to star in the movie?
    2. Probably more to the story than “typical” Hollywood.
    3. Unless you are in their inner circle you don’t know what the real story is. Maybe they don’t get along or there was a conflict. Or not?? Is Linda Carter going to be in it? Or Thorny’s partner?

    Stop assuming & demanding.

    True Broken Lizard fans would be happy that they raised the money and are finally making Super Troopers 2!!

  10. Randy R says:

    great news
    AND bring back COX and COUGHLAN
    They both rock

  11. Liza L says:

    Amen @SharonRannells. Agreed 100 percent and tired of this. They should bring all the original leads. Especially the woman. Ridiculous. Wake up Hollywood! !!!

    • d. slokom says:

      Always someone who is outraged. You don’t even know if they are having her or not and this is a super low budget movie, not exactly huge Hollywood scandal. There are planty of other truly sexist movies and Hollywood people to express genuine outrage. How about congratulations to the guys for raising money on their own instead of complaining about a character that may or may not be in a movie. Get facts first before you start whining on a website. Or better yet. Write a movie that has more great female roles, raise the money and make it.

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  14. Sharon Rannels says:

    Typical treatment of women in Hollywood. So, you are telling me, that Marisa Coughlan was the female lead in Super Troopers and now they won’t bring her back. And then, you just say replace her with another girl? That is terrible treatment of the only female comedian and component to this film. How can you condone that as a woman? They need to respect all the elements that made this film a hit and magical. Surely, the female lead is a part of that and not disposable. I’m disgusted

    • d. slokom says:

      First congratulations to Broken Lizard! And 2nd @Sharon how do you know if she is in the movie or not?
      Have you even read the script?
      I didn’t think so.
      Go put your energy into into work that actually helps womens issues. How about taking action and doing something that has more impact than complaining on a website that is celebrating the fact that these guys raised money on their own without the Hollywood machine??

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  16. Can not wait to see Thorny, Rabbit, Mac, Foster and Farva back together and in action! It sounds like Brian Cox is returning too!! Fingers crossed!!! For Coxie!!

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  18. Terry d says:

    They have to have Ursula!!! It’s not just about the boys! !!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Why wouldn’t a studio fund this on its own?

  20. chimpo says:

    Veronica Mars Movie grossed $3,485,127 Worldwide making it a flop.
    Super Troopers 2 will definitely make more that it costs to produce, especially if it is a wide release.

  21. Terry d says:

    They better include Ursula or I’m not watching! It’s not just about the boys!

    • You are funny! I’m sure there will be other women in the movie.

      • Corey says:

        @Brien – what are you the super troopers police? Take a chill pill, honestly.. People are just voicing their opinions – go play in traffic or something

      • @brian rap Curious to know how you know what the sequel is going to be about? Did you read the script? Could be about horses for all we know. She was great in the movie, but don’t you think that’s up to Broken Lizard?

      • brian rap says:

        Marisa Coughlan has to come back. It’s about all of them and all the main elements of the film coming back together. She was just so brilliant in “space station 76”

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