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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

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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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When Wright discovered that Chris Waitt's (Dave) line needed to be redubbed, Wright did the looping himself because he was short on time and it was quicker than scheduling a session with Waitt. See more »


When Tim Messenger has his "accident" there are spots of blood on the camera filming the whole thing for the viewer. 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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References The Munsters (1964) See more »


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Written by Jeff Jarrett, Don Reedman
Performed by Tub Thumper
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User Reviews

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11 October 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

After Shaun of the Dead, this second pairing of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost was very high on my wanted list, and it didn't disappoint in the least.

Hot Fuzz is crammed full of excellent characters, ranging from the eccentric to the diabolical, and every one gets at least one laugh during the course of the movie and most of them get many more. I don't mean to suggest that this film is wall to wall gags; in fact it is far from it, instead it is just very clever and often very subtle humour that runs continuously throughout the film.

Another pleasant surprise was the wonderfully impressive murder scenes, which were pretty gruesome and definitely stood out from the general vibe of the film, which made them far more involving. As well as the comedy and the murders, there is also a genuine sense of mystery surrounding these events and it definitely makes for compulsive viewing.

Just in case all that wasn't enough to satisfy you, there is a very action packed and explosive end sequence that is so out of place and ludicrous it works like a charm, and simply caps the film off in style superbly.

For me this film was every bit as good as Shaun of the Dead, and its definitely one of the best comedies ever made.


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