New York Times - 02/05/1993
In LOADED WEAPON 1, National Lampoon spoofs box office hits such as SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, BASIC INSTINCT, and, most obviously, the LETHAL WEAPON series. Emilio Estevez and Samuel L. Jackson head up a comic cast that also includes Jon Lovitz, William Shatner, Tim Curry, Denis Leary, and F. Murray Abraham. And watch for the Bruce Willis cameo.
National Lampoon's slapstick spoof of the "Lethal Weapon" movies.
Shot in DeLuxe color; prints by Film House.
Budget estimate $13 million.
Began shooting June 22, 1992; Completed shooting August, 1992; Released in USA February 5, 1993.
The film thanks CCS Entertainmenet Marketing, as well as Golden Harvest and Mirage Studios for "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" clip. The film is dedicated to the memory of John S. Owens.
Katharina Hirsch-Smith did the makeup for Samuel L. Jackson and Darlene Lawrence was the hairstylist for William Shatner. Titles and opticals by Howard A. Anderson Company.
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