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Although the film is called "Loaded Weapon 1", a sequel never happened. There was every intention to make "Loaded Weapon 2". A deal had been set in place before this movie had gone into production, and a poster had even been printed with the caption, "Oh come ON, you knew it was coming!". However, when the movie under-performed at the box-office, the deal was severed.
Denise Richards plays one of Denis Leary's four girlfriends in the scene where he's playing the piano. Charlie Sheen, who had a cameo as the valet attendant, did it as a favor to his brother Emilio Estevez, would marry Richards about ten years after this film was made and they would divorce soon thereafter.
While Colt and Luger are named for guns, they actually use a Beretta and a Smith and Wesson, the same guns used by Riggs and Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon franchise.
An issue of Dinosaurs for Hire can be seen in the magazine rack in the opening sequence.
Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman, who both have cameos in the film, were both regulars on Saturday Night Live (1975). Lovitz had left the show a year before production and Hartman left the show the next year.
Luger's cologne is Hai Karate; in The Incredibles (2004), Frozone, also played by Samuel L. Jackson, is seen using the same brand.
This was originally intended to be a film based on the Sledge Hammer! (1986) television series, as the show's creator, Alan Spencer, had a deal with New Line to produce a film for them. However, Spencer hated all of the scripts that were handed to him (since they did not meet the show's plot or tone) and severed ties shortly after.
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During the war of words between General Mortars (William Shatner) and McCracken (Denis Leary), McCracken tries to win the argument with the line "Life is very short and there is no time for fussin' and fightin', my friend!" a line from The Beatles song "We Can Work It Out".
William Shatner, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Doohan, who all featured in this film, two of whom were original Star Trek (1966) cast members, all would go on to appear in Star Trek: Generations (1994) .
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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.
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Paul Gleason and Emilio Estevez previously starred in The Breakfast Club (1985).
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Charlie Sheen, the brother of Emilio Estevez, who appears as a valet in this film, also starred in Hot Shots! (1991) and its sequel Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), two spoofs, the latter which was released three months after Loaded Weapon 1 (1993).
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One of seven movie collaborations of brothers Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez.
Bruce Willis' cameo spoofs the fact he only "worked" in Los Angeles, as he actually "lives" in New York City.
Samuel L. Jackson and Emilio Estevez's characters "Colt and Luger" are named after guns. William Shatner's "General Mortars" is named after an army used weapon and also loosely on the General Motors automobile company.
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Writer-director Gene Quintano is also uncredited as a writer for characters for Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988). He is also credited for writing the scripts for Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986), and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987).
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In the scene where the drug deal is taking place between William Shatner and his potential buyers, the lead dealer tells his assistant to "use the 'Vista' credit card, you get frequent flyer miles". This was an in-joke to the actual Visa credit card, which was actually offering this rewards program, as an incentive for people to charge their purchases on their credit cards, at the time.
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Debut theatrical feature film of both Denise Richards and Danielle Nicolet.
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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.
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Joke awards that the film won, or were nominated for, featured on the DVD cover, include: Best Moonlit Butt Shot; Best Product Placement; Best Performance by a Beaver in a Supporting Role; Best Performance by a Cross Dresser in a Support Hose; Best Expression on a dead body since Hoffa (1992); and Best Overworked plot since Police Academy 5 (Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)).
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Joke critic comments on the DVD cover say: "On a scale of 1 to 10!" - Important Critic ; "Shorter than Dances with Wolves (1990)" - Really Important Critic ; and "The movie's even FUNNIER than the video cover!" - Really, Really Important Critic".
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Tim Curry and Emilio Estevez appear in drag in this film, with Curry's turn referencing his famous cross-dressing role as scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
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The movie's closing credits dedication reads: "This film is dedicated to the memory of John S. Owens." Owens worked as a boom operator in the sound department in the film industry.
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Two characters had names with the word "Destiny" in them. They were Allyce Beasley as "Spinach Destiny" and Kathy Ireland as "Destiny Demeanor", the latter a spoof of Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct (1992).
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The Squealer's Hotel lobby is the same one as featured in Tough Guys (1986) Both movie scenes feature an unfriendly clerk and a corpse.
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Final feature film, as of December 2016, directed by Gene Quintano.
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Intelligence and law enforcement agencies referenced and/or featured in this film include the FBI, the CIA, and the Los Angeles Police Department.
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The interrogators were portrayed in cameos by Charles Cyphers and Charles Napier who were both first-named "Charles".
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The film features two actors from the original Star Trek (1966) television series, and the first seven Star Trek movies: James Doohan and William Shatner.
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Cameo 

Bruce Willis: As John McClane. Willis did a cameo for this film, in character, as a personal favor to his brother David Willis, who is the producer of this film. Willis' cameo spoofs the fact he only "worked" in Los Angeles, as he actually "lives" in New York City.
James Doohan: As "Scotty" from the original Star Trek (1966) television series, and the first seven Star Trek theatrical movies.
Corey Feldman: As a young rookie cop who fires his gun.
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Erik Estrada: As Officer Francis Poncherello from CHiPs (1977).
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Larry Wilcox: As Officer Jon Baker from CHiPs (1977).
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F. Murray Abraham: As Dr. Harold Leacher, who is a spoof of Dr. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
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Richard Moll: As a prison attendant.
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Joyce Brothers: The real life American media psychologist as a coroner.
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Charles Napier: As an interrogator.
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Christopher Lambert: Uncredited, as a man with a car phone.
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Charlie Sheen: As Gern, the parking valet. Sheen did it as a favor for his brother Emilio Estevez.
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Paul Gleason: As an FBI Agent.
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Denise Richards: As Cindy, with the actress billed as Denise Lee Richards.
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Jon Lovitz: As Rick Becker.
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Phil Hartman: As Officer Davis.
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Charles Cyphers: As an interrogator.
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J.T. Walsh: As a desk clerk.
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