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

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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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An issue of Dinosaurs for Hire can be seen in the magazine rack in the opening sequence. See more »


At the end, Colt and Luger get into a blue unmarked police car. In the following exterior shot it has turned into a brown car. See more »


Colt: So what are you doing here?
Miss Destiny Demeanor: Waiting for you.
Colt: I mean, what brought you here?
Miss Destiny Demeanor: A taxi.
Colt: Yeah, but why?
Miss Destiny Demeanor: My car's in the shop.
Colt: I mean... Why the hell did you come here?
Miss Destiny Demeanor: The police station would have made me nervous.
Colt: You better go.
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Closing dedication: This Film is Dedicated to the Memory of John S. Owens See more »


Spoofs Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) 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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Your pants will be dancing with figs!!!
10 February 1999 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Released in the same season as Last Action Hero (another under-rated spoof of dumb action movies) and sharing a few cast members with it too, Loaded Weapon is more light-hearted stab at those horrible 'buddy-buddy'/'loose cannon partnered with old guy days from retirement' movies that were in unholy abundance around the late 80s and early 90s. Lethal Weapon (a film that has really not dated well at all) is to blame for the sudden popularity of this sub-genre and it's at this particular series that Loaded Weapon takes most of it's well deserved stabs.

Emilio Estevez is Jack Colt, a gun-happy cop on the edge who has been walking a thin line between sanity and alcohol-fuelled psycho since his dog ran away. Samuel L. Jackson is Wes Luger, a Detective with only a few days before he retires. His former partner Billy York (Whoopie Goldberg) is killed and he demands to take the case even though his superiors think it was suicide.

And so Colt and Luger get involved in a remarkably silly plot with cocaine disguised girl scout cookies. The evil General Murturs (William Shatner thoroughly enjoying himself) and his henchman Mr. Jigsaw (Tim Curry) plan to lure Colt and Luger into a trap before they foil his next major drug deal.

There are loads of cameos and even more in-jokes than you can shake a stick at. What makes Loaded Weapon better than most other heartless spoofs is that every line of dialogue is delivered perfectly and every scene has it's own special moment (if not more than one). From the hilarious opening in the mini-mart to pretty much any scene with Jon Lovitz (spoofing that horrible Joe Pesci character) there is loads to enjoy. Every aspect and cliché of this unfortunate sub-genre is exploited and made fun of, even the musical score plays a vital part in the humor of some scenes.

Some of the most quotable lines of dialogue include:

'Half today. Half tomorrow. Half on delivery.'

'I'm Detective Luger, this is Detective Colt. These are our wallets.'

'You came!'-'That's personal!'

'Ooware eez tha meecro-feelm?'

'Don't thank me. I'm just a cop doing his job.'

'I'm your worst nightmare.'-'No waking up without my penis is my worst nightmare.'

And of course...


Unfortunately a decent knowledge of the Lethal Weapon films is required to get most of the jokes in this film but it's so funny that it's worth suffering through them first. It's a shame that they never made a sequel but never say never eh?

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