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National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993

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4.2 out of 5 stars (32) IMDb 6.1/10

Box office hits such as SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, BASIC INSTINCT AND LETHAL WEAPON get the National Lampoon treatment in this hilarious spoof.

Starring:
Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson
Runtime:
1 hour, 22 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Gene Quintano
Starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson
Supporting actors Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry, Kathy Ireland, Frank McRae, William Shatner, Dhiru Shah, Gokul, Tom Bergman, Danny Castle, Lance Kinsey, Bill Nunn, Joyce Brothers, Lin Shaye, Robert Willis, Vito Scotti, Ken Ober, James Doohan, Lauren Abels
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Unfairly considered as pap due to its 'National Lampoon's' origins, Loaded Weapon hits the spot like no other spoof. The film impeccably manages to make a fool of the over-gloss and cheesiness of Leathal Weapon and buddy cop movies in general. Much of the success of the film is down to the straight-faced turn of Emilio Estevez, avoiding the self-consciousness which makes so many spoofs fail. Samuel L. Jackson shows of his comic talents pre-stardom as he plays his Danny Glover character to hilarious perfection. The authentic 80's soundtrack gives the required feel of the tackiness of the Lethal Weapon movies, while the cast pull off the daft jokes without any need for blatant face-pulling. In fact the cast is so well known (Estevez, Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, William Shatner, Bruce Willis, Denise Richards) that even the weakest jokes pass by without so much as a groan. Loaded Weapon is a brilliantly observed spoof first, and an exceptional jokes vehicle second, where the daft jokes hit the mark rather than seem like a cheap attempt to amuse the viewer. There are so many priceless moments packed into the tight running time and such flawless spoof performances that it is a shame that this film has been dusted under the carpet along with so many poor 'National Lampoon's' movies. Loaded Weapon is an unexpected spoof treasure.
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Much like Hot Shots! one and deux, The film basically parodies Lethal Weapons one and two, and throws in spoofs of other successful movies during this era.

The plot is about a microfilm that has instructions of how to hide drugs in innocent looking cookies, and two cops have to recover it.

What is good about this movie, is that it was one of the last genuinely funny spoofs ever made, and after Part Deux and ££ and a third, they became obsolete.

The film isn't really laugh out loud funny, and some of the jokes are more miss than hit, but it's wonderful to see so many good cameos put to even better use (the Bruce Willis one is priceless).

The only bad thing about this film, is that it's dated, due to the nature of it's topics. Many now wouldn't get the Silence Of the Lambs, or Basic Instinct references, even though they are blatantly obvious.

The reason why many wouldn't get them now, is because the scenes that are parodied here, were so overplayed in the early nineties, that they were almost begging to be spoofed.

All in all, if you are a fan of the action genre, you will get something from this, even though it's pretty throwaway stuff.

Maybe Last Action Hero would have been more successful if this had not been made.
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By A Customer on 5 Jan. 2004
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National Lampoon films do seem to have been slipping here and there, and with comedy classics like National Lampoons European Vacation on there past prodjects it seemed they might well drift into obscurity. This film firmly establishes the talent of writers making hilarious fun of Lethal Weapon and silence of the Lambs. Lines such as "Quid Pro quo", "What does that mean?", "I'm pretentious" I found hilarious. Anyone whose had to endure the tedium of watching Cop films in which the seemingly never wrong formula of black cop meets white cop will find themselves laughing till there sides burst. A couple of redundant jokes litter this otherwhise hilarious film however in genral its one of the most amusing parody's I've ever seen, more like this please!
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It starts off great and the first time you see it, it will make you roll on the floor laughing, but it isn't consistent and it does drag on alot and the gags don't get any more sophisticated than slapstick, which is a shame, they could have done alittle more later on, but worth a place in a comedy collection.
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The problem when A Film like Airplane or Naked Gun comes along is that everyone jumps on the band Wagon and you end up saturated in Comedies that stop being clever with their surreal humour and just become Silly For the sake of it in the hope that some of it sticks.Loaded Weapon thankfully veers more toward the Funny/Clever side of things.Sadly though like most of these films it has it's slow moments where nothing seems to work,but with A Great cast and More Hits with the jokes than misses it all turns out to be an Enjoyable 90 minutes.
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I once saw this on tv by chance when i was younger and thought it was hilarious. There is never a boring part and there is a funny part almost every scene. So if you buy this and you have a sense of homour, be prepared to laugh :) 5 stars.
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One of my favorite movies of all time in the comedy genre, it's up there with Airport and Hot Shots but spoofs the Leathal Weapon franschise. It was made in a time when spoofs acctually was funny and I love it for it. Have seen this more times than I can count and Tim Curry as a wilderness girl isn't something that you forget.
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Hehe. Charlie Sheen`s brother Emilio tries to follow in his brother`s footsteps in this Parodi-Comedy. And he does it well, but i still prefer Charlie`s "Hot Shot`s" Parodi-Films a bit more... But all in all GOOD!
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