National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

1993

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

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The Lethal Weapon series and the rest of the buddy-cop genre receives the parody treatment in this low-brow comedy. Emilio Estevez stars as Jack Colt, the Mel Gibson-like loose cannon, while Samuel L. Jackson assumes the Danny Glover role as Wes Luger, his exasperated partner. Together, Colt and Luger investigate the murder of Luger's former partner (Whoopi Goldberg) and discover a criminal conspiracy led by the nefarious General Mortars (William Shatner). Hoping to mimic the success of the Naked Gun films, director Gene Quintano (of Police Academy 4 fame) loaded the film with broad visual gags, deadpan slapstick, and gratuitous parodies of The Silence of the Lambs, Basic Instinct, and other movies. The attempt to mimic successful parodies proved ineffective, however, as critics and viewers alike found the parody stale and the juvenile humor dreary.

Cast

Emilio Estevez
as Jack Colt
Jon Lovitz
as Becker
Tim Curry
as Jigsaw
Kathy Ireland
as Destiny Demeanor
William Shatner
as Gen. Mortars
F. Murray Abraham
as Harold Leacher
Denis Leary
as Mike McCracken
Corey Feldman
as Young Cop
Phil Hartman
as Comic Cop
Whoopi Goldberg
as Sgt. York
Bruce Willis
as Man Whose House Is Attacked
Frank McRae
as Captain Doyle
Dhiru Shah
as Translator
Gokul
as Hindu
Tom Bruggeman
as Mini-Mart Punk
Danny Castle
as Mini-Mart Punk
Bill Nunn
as Police Photographer
Lin Shaye
as Witness
Paul Gleason
as FBI Agent
Robert Earl Willis
as Armanied Cop
Charles Napier
as Interrogator
Ken Ober
as Dooley
Lauren Abels
as Police Psychiatrist
Richard Moll
as Prison Attendant
Beverly Johnson
as Doris Luger
J.T. Walsh
as Desk Clerk
Erik Estrada
as Himself
Larry Wilcox
as Himself
Jake Johannsen
as Drug Dealer
Sherry Bilsing
as Cookie Receptionist
Allyce Beasley
as Spinach Destiny
Hank Cheyne
as Stormtrooper
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Audience Reviews for National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

  • Apr 26, 2015
    Incredibly funny, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 is full of laughs but goes a little overboard with the parodies. Basically a riff on the Lethal Weapon series, the story follows a pair of LA police detectives who stumble upon a drug running scheme. Featuring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Kathy Ireland, Tim Curry, and William Shatner, the film has an impressive cast. However, the jokes are rather dated; spoofing the pop-culture of the early '90s. Still, some of the satire is pretty clever and a lot of fun. Though it's uneven and a few of the skits don't work, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 is outlandishly entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2011
    This may be old, this may be cheesy, and this may be a parody, but this has got to be one of the most insanely funny films I have seen! When you stick Samuel L. Jackson in anything, it tends to be good, and in this situation, it was amazing! There are ridiculous references to so many classic films such as Silence Of The Lambs, Wayne's World, Die Hard, and, of course, Lethal Weapon. There's not much to say when it comes down to the story: cop's partner dies (in a ridiculous way), cop annoyed, cop paired up with a rookie, pair try to take down a corporation trying to spread cocaine in cookies, the usual! What I find best about this film is the cameos from people like Charlie Sheen, and the amazingly comical lines, rip-offs and jokes that come out time after time, after time. For those people, however, that do not find much to films such as Scary Movie, or Superhero Movie, stay well away from this film. If not, then please, welcome aboard, and let the film's total randomness entice you and take you on a hysterical journey...
    BG Movie Reviews 2 Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    An hilarious spoof of Lethal Weapon and just buddy cop movies in general. The cast is impressive, too, I loved seeing Shatner as the bad guy, especially. This is probably one of the best spoof movies of the 90s.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2010
    Movie Stars: Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Kathy Ireland, William Shatner, Tim Curry, Jon Lovitz, Frank McRae, Whoopie Golberg, F. Murray Abraham, Dennis Leary and Allyce Beasley. Cameos by Charlie Sheen, Phil Hartman, Corey Feldman, Erik Estrada, JT Walsh, Larry Wilcox, James Doohan, Denise Richards, Bill Nunn, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Charles Napier, Richard Moll and Bruce Willis as John McClane. Spoof mainly of Lethal Weapon, Basic Instinct, Die Hard and Silence of the Lambs. I absolutely loved this movie, Charlie and Emilio rock. Emilio did a great job parodying Mel Gibson (especially with his "butt in the moonbeam" walk lol). William Shatner and Samuel L. Jackson do just as great. Kathy Ireland was great here spoofing Sharon Stone. A very entertaining film from the 90's with a lot of funny moments.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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