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Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 5 February 1993 (USA)
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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$8,200,000 (estimated)

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$27,979,400 (USA)
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With all the films sharing the word "Weapon" in their titles, this comedy movie is essentially mainly a parody of the "Lethal Weapon" film franchise, with Emilio Estevez in the Mel Gibson role, and Samuel L. Jackson in the Danny Glover part, with other pictures spoofed as well. At the time that Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) premiered, three movies in the franchise had been made and released: Lethal Weapon (1987), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), and Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), with Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) being produced five years later. See more »

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In the shoot-out at the start of the movie, interior shots are of a "7-Eleven", while exteriors are of an independently owned mini-mart. See more »

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Wes Luger: There's something between you and this General Mortars.
Jack Colt: He was my CO in 'Nam. CIA listed him as MIA, but the VA ID'd his MO and we put out an APB.
Wes Luger: Oh, I see.
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Closing dedication: This Film is Dedicated to the Memory of John S. Owens See more »

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Spoofs Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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I'M POPEYE THE SAILORMAN
Written by Samuel Lerner (as Sammy Lerner)
Famous Music Corporation
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Hit and miss but still very funny
3 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Sgt Billy York is murdered because she found out too much in relation to drug smuggling, Sgt's Colt and Luger are put on the case. Colt is a psychotic burnt out cop and Luger is 48 hours away from retirement and not looking to get killed for anyone. They investigate and find a sinister plot by General Mortars to bake cocaine into cookies and get girl scouts to distribute it.

All spoofs run the risk of being very hit and miss. The best ones (Airplane, Naked Gun) simply have more hits than misses and keep the gags none stop. Here the ratio is slightly more hits than misses, but not by much. The plot is irrelevant, suffice to say that, as well as spoofing buddy cop movies, it also has specific spoofs that work reasonably well (although the Basic Instinct one has lost a bit with time). The film manages to have a slow start but still be funny, even if many of the jokes you will know from other films of the genre). I love these silly spoofs so I was laughing but if you're not really a fan of spoofs then you might struggle with this one.

The cast is pretty good and is crammed with so many famous cameos I wondered how they did it! Jackson was looking for a bit of variety after several acclaimed roles with Spike Lee and he found it; he shows a good comic touch and he delivers his lines really well - I doubt he'd do this type of film now though. Estevez spoofs Mel Gibson really well and he too isn't afraid to send himself up. Lovitz is almost as annoying as Joe Pesci and does a good impression, while Ireland is nice to look despite not having that many laughs and the fact that she cannot act for sh*t. Curry and Shatner ham it up something awful to good effect and are funny. The sheer volume of cameos (of quality) is amazing and almost all of them bring laughs. Charlie Sheen, JT Walsh, F Abraham Murray, Denis Leary, Phil Hartman, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg (although she'll appear in a window these days), Paul Gleason, Joyce Brothers and a blink and you'll miss him Christopher Lambert - very impressive line up really!

Overall this is not one of the best spoof around but it does stand out as one of the strongest of the National Lampoon series (especially nowadays!). It is very hit and miss but the majority are hits and they come fast enough to cover the gaps. Silly references or silly dialogue delivered straight - it made me laugh and that's why I've seen it several times. Not great but funny, and all you probably want when you sit down to watch it.


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