This is a very funny movie. National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon, a take off spoof of the Lethal Weapon series, is a hilarious, often slap stick comedy that is certain to entertain comedy lovers everywhere. My wife and I enjoyed it so much that we are already planning a second viewing.
Two troubled detectives, Sergeant Colt (Emilio Estevez) and Sergeant Lugar (Samuel L. Jackson) are reluctantly teamed to track down a criminal organization that is spiking Wilderness Girl cookies with drugs. Colt is deeply troubled by the loss of his loving dog, and Lugar is haunted by the death of his former partner (played by Woopie Goldberg in a cameo). Their psychological problems occasionally lead to memory flashbacks as side scenes that almost steal the movie.
The bad guys are brilliantly played by William Shatner as General Mortars, psychotic crime boss, and Tim Curry as the General's bloodthirsty, but rather inept, enforcer. Kathy Ireland is excellent as the head of the Wilderness Girls Cookies.
Loaded Weapon 1 is replete with sight gags. If one carefully watches you can see objects out of place, strange writing on walls, pictures on appliances, sub scenes just barely off center stage. You see references to other movies in which these actors starred (like Star Trek, Police Academy, Stakeout and Beverly Hills Cop)
National Lampoons Loaded Weapon1 is a fun film. I recommend it for a good laugh to cheer you when you are sad, and to comedy lovers everywhere.