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Hot Fuzz (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  20 April 2007 (USA)
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Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.


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Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. He is paired with Danny Butterman, who endlessly questions him on the action lifestyle. Everything seems quiet for Angel, until two actors are found decapitated. It is called an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead. Angel and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents". Written by Film_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In a town where nothing much goes on, a whole lot is about to go down See more »


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content including some graphic images, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arma fatal  »

Box Office


£8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,918,149 (UK) (16 February 2007)


$23,618,786 (USA) (20 July 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sandford police station has a staff of ten officers. These consist of one Inspector, five sergeants and only four constables. See more »


In the scene inside the church just after Tim Messenger is murdered, Frank Butterman tells Doris Thatcher to "get the CSI down here". 'CSI', standing for 'Crime Scene Investigators' is an American term, the British equivalent being 'Scene(s) Of Crime Officers' or 'SOCO'. However, this may have been deliberate, as, due to the TV series, the British public are likely more familiar with the term 'CSI'. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Police Constable Nicholas Angel: born and schooled in London, graduated Canterbury University in 1993 with a double first in Politics and Sociology. Attended Hendon College of Police Training. Displayed great aptitude in field exercises, notably Urban Pacification and Riot Control. Academically excelled in theoretical course work and final year examinations. Received a Baton of Honour, graduated with distinction into the Metropolitan Police Service and quickly established an ...
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Crazy Credits

Although the opening credits start out normally, the movie's title doesn't show up until before the closing credits start. See more »


References Lost Highway (1997) See more »


Foot Chase
From the motion picture "Point Break (1991)"
Written by Mark Isham
Performed by Mark Isham
Courtesy of Intermedia Film Distribution
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Even better than Shaun of the dead
2 May 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"Hot Fuzz" is brilliant! People who like British humor will love this one! It is really funny! It manages to make fun of ridiculous plots used in action movies and at the same time entertain you with their own ridiculous plot which is quite thrilling! Even when you don't get the subtle humor there are more than enough visual jokes to be enjoyed! I thought it was a stroke of genius to use some serious actors like Edward Woodward,Stuart Wilson and Timothy Dalton! (Timothy Dalton was accused of playing a much too serious James Bond! Well,in "Hot Fuzz" he shows that he can be dangerously funny!) As a parody on action movies this movie succeeds where others have failed! I think the credit has to go to the whole team who made this and "Shaun of the dead" including the actors! It shows that they actually like the movies they make fun of! That is essential for the the jokes to work! I thought "Hot Fuzz" is hilarious and very entertaining! It certainly is one of the funniest movies at the moment! Go check it out!

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