A spoof on Lethal Weapon (1987), other movies, TV commercials etc. 2 unlike LA cops investigate a cocaine in girl scout cookies case.

Director:

Gene Quintano

Writers:

Don Holley (story), Tori Tellem (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Jack Colt
Samuel L. Jackson ... Wes Luger
Jon Lovitz ... Tim Becker
Tim Curry ... Mr. Jigsaw
Kathy Ireland ... Destiny Demeanor
Frank McRae ... Capt. Doyle
William Shatner ... Gen. Mortars
Dhiru Shah Dhiru Shah ... Translator
Gokul ... Hindu
Thomas Bruggemann Thomas Bruggemann ... Mini-Mart Punk (as Tom Bruggeman)
Danny Castle Danny Castle ... Mini-Mart Punk
Lance Kinsey ... Irv
Bill Nunn ... Police Photographer
Joyce Brothers ... Coroner (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Lin Shaye ... Witness
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Storyline

In the wake of his former partner's gruesome murder, the experienced LAPD Detective, Wes Luger, finds himself following a faint trail of crumbs, in the last, and most important, case of his career. Now, to catch the elusive killer, Wes reluctantly teams up with Jack Colt, a grieving loner and loose cannon, and no movie franchise is safe--including Lethal Weapon (1987), Dirty Harry (1971), Die Hard (1988), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Before long, the seductively cryptic owner of the Wilderness Girls Cookie factory, Miss Demeanor, becomes embroiled in a dangerous criminal conspiracy orchestrated by the nefarious Vietnam War veteran, General Mortars, and the bullets start flying. Can the mismatched duo thwart ruthless Mortars' master plan? Do they deserve a sequel? Written by Nick Riganas

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It's every movie you've ever seen, starring every actor you've ever known. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The exterior location of General Mortars' (William Shatner's) hideout where he negotiates the drug deal was also used as Paddy's Pub in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), which also parodied the Lethal Weapon films. See more »

Goofs

When the Nazis talk to each other, a subtitle is "Relax, only a psychotic, burned out cop would try to break in." But the actual line is, "Relax, only an ape would come in here." See more »

Quotes

Lt. Irv Lansing: My wife and I haven't had sex in over two years. I have a six month old daughter.
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Alternate Versions

There's also a deleted scene that was shown on the TNT Network version where Luger finds out that York is dead from a motorist who "just happens to be passing by." The motorist is played by Christopher Lambert. See more »


Soundtracks

You Really Got Me
Performed by Denis Leary and Martin Blasick (as Marty Blasick)
Words and Music by Ray Davies
Edward Kassner Music Co. Ltd./Jay-Boy Music Corp.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing, Inc.
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Stupid, yet funny
5 October 2004 | by JexxonSee all my reviews

As several others have pointed out - this is not a very good film. However, it's still pretty darn funny. It's a B-version spoof film, but I still laughed more than on average.

When you don't have terribly gifted writers and/or actors you have to rely on throwing in as many jokes as possible in order to try and get more laughs. And a surprising amount of them are actually very funny (albeit extremely silly, and stupid).

Favourite bit: when Estevez and Jackson are driving in their car and suddenly realize they're being followed - by two guys wearing ski masks, sitting in the backseat of the car.

If you know what you're getting yourself into, Loaded Weapon is an underrated little gem. If nothing else, it's fun to see Sam L. Jackson before he became a "serious" actor. [7/10]


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,202,722, 7 February 1993

Gross USA:

$27,979,399

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,979,399
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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