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Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

Director:
Gene Quintano

AKA
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Comedy/Parody

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Udødelig våpen 1

RUNNING TIME
83 minutes

Producers:
Suzanne Todd
David Willis

Screenwriters:
Gene Quintano
Don Holley


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sgt. Jack Colt Emilio Estevez

Sgt. Wes Luger

Samuel L. Jackson ½
Miss Destiny Demeanor Kathy Ireland

Captain Doyle

Frank McRae -
Mr. Jigsaw Tim Curry ½
General Curtis Mortars William Shatner
Rick Becker Jon Lovitz ½
Irv Lance Kinsey -
Mike McCracken Denis Leary -
Dr. Harold Leacher F. Murray Abraham -
Cameos (among others) Corey Feldman
Whoopi Goldberg
Paul Gleason
J. T. Walsh
Bruce Willis
Charlie Sheen
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Review

The spoof sub-genre, which was more or less created and perfectioned by the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker team during the 1980s, saw a small resurgence in the early 1990s with films such as Abrahams' Hot Shots! (1991) and this totally forgettable yarn written and directed by the penner of Police Academy 3 and 4, no less. The writing was on the wall, but apparently not on the page, because the script is uninspired and flat both when it comes to story and jokes. Admittedly, there are many of them (the latter), so some might be hits for some viewers, but it constantly feels like the filmmakers have included every single idea they came up with one late drunken night, with absolutely no filter or quality control afterwards. And Emilio Estevez demonstrates quite effectively that he hasn't got the comic timing or ability of Leslie Nielsen or even his brother Charlie Sheen.

Copyright © 16.10.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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