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Hot Fuzz (2007)

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret.

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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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Gunfights, car chases, explosions...all in a days work See more »

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

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20 April 2007 (USA)  »

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£8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,918,149 (UK) (18 February 2007)

Gross:

$23,637,265 (USA)
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Trivia

A clue to Joyce Cooper's motivations can be found in the scene where she first meets Sergeant Angel. When he provides her with the answer to the crossword clue "Fascism" she responds "Wonderful!" See more »

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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 »

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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 Wicker Man (1973) See more »

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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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