The movie Super Troopers 2 opens in theaters, all across the country Friday night, and some parts of the Quabbin Reservoir serves as the backdrop for this action movie.
The plot involves a former Vermont Highway Patrol officers in the movie, Super Troopers. But this time, the Quabbin Reservoir is part of the film.
In October of 2015, some parts of the reservoir were closed for filming.
Excited movie fans told 22News they can’t wait to see how they worked the state’s largest reservoir into the plot.
“It’s kinda a rural area, so knowing that this is going to be kinda shown to the world is a really cool idea…really exciting,” Bridget Thom of Amherst told 22News.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation told 22News the filming was at no expense to taxpayers.
In fact, the state actually realized some revenue. The film company paid for all security and park costs.
The original comedy-crime film Super Troopers grossed $23 million after its release in 2001.