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Loaded Weapon 1

Loaded Weapon 1
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gene Quintano
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Don Holley
  • Gene Quintano
Story by
  • Don Holley
  • Tori Tellem
Starring
Music by Robert Folk
Cinematography Peter Deming
Edited by Christopher Greenbury
Production
company
3 Arts Entertainment
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release dates
  • February 5, 1993 (1993-02-05)
Running time
83 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8.2 million[2]
Box office $28 million[3]

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (also known simply as Loaded Weapon 1) is a 1993 American satirical comedy film directed by Gene Quintano and written by Quintano and Don Holley based on a story by Holley and Tori Tellem. The film, starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Kathy Ireland, Frank McRae, Tim Curry, and William Shatner, was released on February 5, 1993.

The film mainly spoofs the first three Lethal Weapon films, as well as other films, including Basic Instinct, Die Hard, Dirty Harry, Rambo, The Silence of the Lambs, Wayne's World, 48 Hrs. and TV series as CHiPs.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Release 3
    • Box office 3.1
    • Critical reception 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Plot

In Los Angeles, Billie York (an uncredited Whoopi Goldberg) is murdered by a man dressed as a Wilderness Girl because she possesses a microfilm with the recipe to turn cocaine into Wilderness Girls cookies and she won't hand it over to the ones that seek it. Her former partner, Wes Luger (Samuel L. Jackson), takes the case in an attempt to avenge her death. As part of the terms for letting Luger taking the case, psychotic burned-out narcotics agent Jack Colt (Emilio Estevez) is assigned to the case with Luger. Under the advice of their captain (Frank McRae), they meet Dr. Harold Leacher (F. Murray Abraham) who informs Jack that the case has something to do with General Mortars (William Shatner) under whom Jack had worked during his days in Vietnam. Following Leacher's advice they pursue the villains, however, before the villains are apprehended, Luger must journey into his past to realize the right thing to do.

In the end, the pair find themselves up against a complicated plot involving corrupt cops, federal agents, politicians and beauty queens. Not knowing who to trust, it's time for the pair to do what they do best - and that involves guns, explosions, and lots and lots of destruction.

Cast

Cameos

Release

Box office

Loaded Weapon 1 opened No. 1 at the box office and grossed almost $28 million domestically in total.[4][5][3]

Critical reception

The film received a mostly negative reception.[6][7][8][9] Loaded Weapon 1 currently holds a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 27 reviews.[10]

References

  1. ^ (PG)"NATIONAL LAMPOON'S LOADED WEAPON 1".  
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ a b "Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)".  
  4. ^ Fox, David J. (1993-02-09). "Weekend Box Office Here Come the First Hits of 1993".  
  5. ^ Kleid, Beth (1993-02-15). "Movies".  
  6. ^ Terry, Clifford (1993-02-05). "`Loaded Weapon' Takes Its Shots But Then Misfires".  
  7. ^ "Loaded Weapon".  
  8. ^ "Loaded Weapon".  
  9. ^ "Loaded Weapon".  
  10. ^ Loaded Weapon 1 at Rotten Tomatoes Retrieved August 3, 2015

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