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National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

  • Comedy
  • 1993
  • Gene Quintano
  • 79 mins
  • PG
    More info: UK: General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children

Summary

A maverick cop and his by-the-book partner investigate the murder of a fellow detective, uncovering a sinister conspiracy to get the people of America hooked on cocaine-flavoured cookies. Spoof of the Lethal Weapon movies, starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry and William Shatner.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This bid by the National Lampoon team to cash in with some Naked Gun-style spoofery lacks the brainless invention of the latter films, but still manages to score quite a few laughs. The Lethal Weapon series is the main target, with Emilio Estevez taking over the Mel Gibson role and Samuel L Jackson standing in for Danny Glover; a badly miscast William Shatner and Tim Curry are the villains of the piece. The movie also takes pot shots at The Silence of the Lambs (F Murray Abraham in the Hannibal Lecter role) and Basic Instinct, but often the targets and gags are far too obvious. There's more fun to be had in watching out for the cameos, with appearances from the likes of Denis Leary, Charlie Sheen and JT Walsh, as well as James Doohan - Star Trek's Scotty - and the CHiPs pair of Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada.

How to Watch

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Details

Language
English
Guidance
Some violence, swearing, a sex scene and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Jack ColtEmilio Estevez
Wes LugerSamuel L Jackson
JigsawTim Curry
BeckerJon Lovitz
Destiny DemeanorKathy Ireland
General MortarsWilliam Shatner
Captain DoyleFrank McRae
Harold LeacherF Murray Abraham
Mike McCrackenDenis Leary
IrvLance Kinsey
DooleyKen Ober

Crew

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DirectorGene Quintano
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