It was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie was filmed entirely on the campus of Colgate University. It was released on DVD in December 2005; the disc also features a 17-minute documentary called Rodeo Clowns on the marketing of Puddle Cruiser and Super Troopers by shilling free previews on college campuses and using specially-painted tour buses. The extras and actors are almost entirely friends, family and other alumni, due to the very low budget of the film.
Set in Coburn University, the movie centers around Felix's (Steve Lemme) relationship with Suzanne (Kayren Butler), who has been designated as Matt (Paul Soter) and Grogan's (Kevin Heffernan) defense in a trial after being caught breaking into the campus cafeteria. Zach (Jay Chandrasekhar) tags along. The film was shot at Colgate University.
Despite its low budget it won the 1996 Golden Starfish award and did well at the Sundance Film Festival . The crew had several offers to publish the film but decided against them all until there were no more .