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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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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?


In the final scene, as Nicholas Angel is walking through the churchyard to meet Danny, he is wearing a gun, which would be very unusual for a British police officer. See more »


In the opening montage when Nicholas gets stabbed in the hand by Father Christmas, the knife is non-reflective rubber. 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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Although the opening credits start out normally, the movie's title doesn't show up until before the closing credits start. See more »


Spoofs Shaun of the Dead (2004) See more »


Baby Fratelli
Written by Jon Fratelli (as John Lawler)
Performed by The Fratellis
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
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Most fun in a cinema since....forever
6 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Saw this last night at a special screening followed by a Q&A with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. I liked "Shaun of the Dead" but wasn't a huge fan but I liked what I'd heard about "Hot Fuzz". I still wasn't prepared to be quite as blown away by it as I was.

This film works both as an out-and-out comedy but also as a high paced action film and also manages to showcase the directing talents of Edgar Wright and the acting of Simon Pegg (who can really *act*) The first half is a gentle build up but is generally and genuinely amusing, but once we put the pedal to the floor for the second half the pace is relentless.

The plot is substantial enough but isn't really what we've all come to see - it's about the snappy dialogue and the gags. To describe it as a spoof is unfair - they just corrupt the genre a little and turn up the comedy.

Great fun from start to finish.

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