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Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 5 February 1993 (USA)
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An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dhiru Shah ...
Gokul ...
Tom Bergman ...
Mini-Mart Punk (as Tom Bruggeman)
Danny Castle ...
Lance Kinsey ...
Coroner (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)


An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the "Wilderness Girls" cookie drive. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for ribald humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1  »

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$8,200,000 (estimated)


$27,979,400 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


There are several references to commercials in the film. The Head & Shoulders shampoo joke, "It's tingling", Lance Kinsey's foot on fire "Athlete's foot", and the obvious Girl Scout Cookies references. See more »


At the end of the film, Luger and Colt get into a car that has a magnetic police light on the right rear of the roof. As Colt opens his door, it catches the wire from the magnetic light and you can see it turn sideways and begin to slide across the car's roof. See more »


Captain Doyle: Cappuccino? Espresso?
[tries to dispense some, but the coffee machine flies sparks]
Captain Doyle: Hey Scotty, can you get this machine to work?
Scotty: I'm givin' it all she's got, Captain! If I push it any farther, the whole thing'll blow!
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Crazy Credits

Closing dedication: This Film is Dedicated to the Memory of John S. Owens See more »


Spoofs Ghost (1990) See more »


Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
All rights controlled and administered by Music Corporation of America, Inc.
Under License from Northern Songs
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Better than people give credit for...
6 November 2003 | by (Fairmont, WV) – See all my reviews

This isn't Airplane!, The Man With Two Brains, , or any number of classic slapsticks, but it is up there, and it is funny. While it has its slow times, it still manages to make you laugh. Great one liners, and wonderful acting make it a solid and worthy buy. Everytime you watch it, you will find yet another smart-ass, sarcastic reply, an offbeat joke or an obscure parody. Loaded Weapon 1 hits and for 90% of the time doesn't miss. It honestly doesn't get enough credit.

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