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Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 5 February 1993 (USA)
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A Los Angeles 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 ... See full summary »

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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

A Los Angeles 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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Oh my god! They have guns! 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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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:

$8,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,979,400
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the drug deal is taking place between General Mortars (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 offering this rewards program, as an incentive for people to charge their purchases on their credit cards, at the time. 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

Hindu: Namaste!
Mini-Mart Punk: Excuse me.
Translator: Yes sir?
Mini-Mart Punk: [Holds up a pantyhose container] Do you have any of these in taupe?
Hindu: No taupe. Beef jerky.
Mini-Mart Punk: And you call this a convenience store?
[Opens the pantyhose container, puts them over his face, he and his partner pull out shotguns]
Mini-Mart Punk: Open up the cash register or I'll splatter your brains!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) 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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Your pants will be dancing with figs!!!
10 February 1999 | by Shawn WatsonSee 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...

'CIGARETTE!!!'

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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