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References 

Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)
Very similar plot: the main character is given a worthless promotion and sent to a remote village because his colleagues want him out of the way. His predecessor apparently had a breakdown and / or died mysteriously. The village is eccentric and seemingly peaceful, and the main character's new work colleagues lazy and incompetent. He struggles to motivate them and perform his duties, but is driven to the point of leaving, until it becomes clear that the village really conceals a criminal conspiracy, whereupon he and his colleagues save the day.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
When riding into town Nicholas asks the children to "do something useful"
The Addams Family (1964) (TV Series)
The tall grunting but otherwise silent trolleyboy Michael is called Lurch by PC Butterman.
The Munsters (1964) (TV Series)
The Munsters theme song is the ringtone of a cell phone.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Nick Angel rides through the high street with the guns and ammunition in an homage to TGTBATU. One of the characters refers to him as "Angel" the same way that Eli Wallach's character (Tuco) refers to Lee Van Cleef (Angel Eyes).
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) (TV Series)
Two references to the "It's Man" from the opening sequence of Monty Python's Flying Circus TV Show: two characters are interrupted just after saying "It's ..." at different moments in the movie.
The French Connection (1971)
In Hot Fuzz, Nicolas gets stabbed in the hand by a criminal dressed as Santa Claus. In French Connection, policemen Doyle, disguised as Santa Claus, and Russo chase and corner a criminal upon which Russo gets stabbed in the hand.
Straw Dogs (1971)
A character is referred to as having been an extra in this; the pub landlord is caught in a bear trap as in this film.
Dirty Harry (1971)
Butterman mentions asks Nicholas if he's seen this film.
Kung Fu (1972) (TV Series)
The preist calls Nicholas "Grasshopper", the nickname for Kwai Chang Caine.
The Wicker Man (1973)
Policeman moves to small village. Villagers all involved in a cult.
McQ (1974)
Angel's line "You're a detective. Detect." is taken from this film.
The Super Cops (1974)
Dialogue: "When did you start?" "Tomorrow."
Chinatown (1974)
The line "Forget it, Nick. It's Sandford." Is similar to the last line in Chinatown: "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown."
Brannigan (1975)
Brannigan's Farm is named in reference to John Wayne's character in this film.
The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)
Nick Angel says that in 1979 he wanted to be Kermit the Frog
Taxi Driver (1976)
the priest with the 2 pistols on tracks attached to his forarms, just like DeNiro in taxi driver
The Omen (1976)
A man is killed by something falling from the top of a church just like in this movie to Omen-esque music.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Preceding the shootout with Sandford's NWA, Sergeant Angel spits his toothpick out to the side, as Josey Wales spit his chewing tobacco before most shootouts.
The Enforcer (1976)
DVD for sale at petrol station
Mad Max (1979)
Angel's long, lonely car drive is a reference to Max's long drive for justice. There are also several other revving-up-the-cop-car nods to this film.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Notorious impalement scene is homaged.
The Shining (1980)
When Sgt. Angel checks into the hotel, he asks to check in. Joyce's response is a eference to 'The Shining': "Check in? But you've always been here."
The Burning (1981)
Impalement by garden shears
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
When Simon Pegg is telling Nick Frost about his experience being stabbed, he says "I can assure you it was not in the least bit amusing." A line directly lifted from Gerald Bringsley in An American Werewolf In London.
Silent Rage (1982)
When Danny is looking through the for sale DVD's, he picks up a copy of "Silent Rage" and reads its blurb with great interest.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) (TV Series)
Butterman says "By the power of greyskull" in exclamation.
Sudden Impact (1983)
DVD can be seen in the petrol station.
Miami Vice (1984) (TV Series)
One of the other officers refers to Angel and Butterman as "Crockett and Tubby".
The Bill (1984) (TV Series)
"walking feet" shots, like those in the opening titles of The Bill
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
When Nicholas Angel is chasing the shoplifter early in the movie, he throws a can of spraypaint from a distance and successfully knocks down the criminal in a manner nearly identical to a shot from this movie (Mick Dundee uses a can of food).
Lethal Weapon (1987)
The final fight between Simon Pegg and Tim Dalton ends in a watermain burst/ fountain, exactly the same as Lethal Weapons final fight between Mel Gibson and Gary Busey. Also, the scene in the graveyard mimics Riggs's visiting his wife's grave.
Extreme Prejudice (1987)
DVD can be seen in the petrol station.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
We pan past several people surrounding a corpse, and hear each of theirs' responses to it.
Die Hard (1988)
Butterman asks Angel if he's ever seen this movie.
Hero and the Terror (1988)
DVD for sale at petrol station
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Aarron A Aarronson is the first name in the Springfield phone number called by Patty and Selma to spread a rumor about Homer.
Hard to Kill (1990)
DVD for sale at petrol station
Goodfellas (1990)
After Angel gets out of the trunk, the ensuing scene is played in red light behind the car.
Death Warrant (1990)
DVD can be seen in the petrol station.
Prime Suspect (1991) (TV Mini-Series)
A character is described as having played a corpse in the series.
Out for Justice (1991)
Seen on the DVD rack in the store
Backdraft (1991)
At the wreckage of Merchant's mansion, a character can be faintly heard in the background saying that the site is like something out of Backdraft.
Point Break (1991)
Dialog when Angel and Butterman are controlling the traffic for the speed limit
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The part where Nick Angel is in the trunk. The trunk is then opened and it is shown from Angel's view, then looks down on Angel from the openers point of view. In Reservoir Dogs when the trunk is opened with the cop in it, the camera is shown from the cops point of view, then looking at the cop. They are also both in the same position in the trunk.
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Scene with Nick Frost's character looking at the DVD.
Jurassic Park (1993)
There is a shot towards of the end of the three "Village of the Year" judges that shows the Welcome banner floating down to the carnage in exactly the same way as the banner at the end of Jurassic Park ("When dinosaurs ruled the earth") floats down.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
The council choruses "the greater good" everytime a principle character mentions the greater good. This is directly lifted from the "Long live The Hud" scene in the Hudsucker board room meeting.
True Lies (1994)
After Nick Angel throws Lurch into the freezer, Danny asks him if he said "Cool off" afterwards.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
The Japanese peace lily that Nicholas Angel brings with him and takes care of is much like Léon's plant in the movie Léon. When he talks about it, similar dialogue is used.
Tommy Boy (1995)
Two leads driving the squad car with the swan in the center back of the vehicle.
Sudden Death (1995)
DVD can be seen in the petrol station.
One Tough Bastard (1996)
DVD for sale at petrol station
Judge Judy (1996) (TV Series)
Butterman mistakes the phrase "judge, jury and executioner" for "Judge Judy and executioner".
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
The village production of the play features costumes and set design imitating those in the film.
Asylum (1996) (TV Series)
"Hows our guest?" quote is a reference to Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's first collaboration
Lost Highway (1997)
When Nick Angels driving his car, it looks the exact same way as in the famous night driving sequence in "Lost Highway"
The Jackal (1997)
DVD seen in supermarket DVD bin
Spaced (1999) (TV Series)
A character accused of a crime is absolved by self made videotape
Pearl Harbor (2001)
As Danny is laying in the rubble after the explosion, Nicholas runs up to him yelling, "Danny! You're going to be okay." Then, subtly, in the background, you can hear notes from Hans Zimmer's "Tennessee" playing, an original score for Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
After Angel has been shot by the reverand, he is slumped on the floor, and pulls back his jacket to expose his stab vest. This is very similar to the movement that Frodo makes in the Mines of Moria after being stabbed by the Cave Troll. (Exposes Mithril) Danny is also standing in a similar position to Sam.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Just before Danny joins Nick in the thief chase in the supermarket, he puts a DVD back in a basket. The DVD cover of Shaun Of The Dead can be seen, renamed "Zombies Party" and with a sticker over Simon Pegg's face.
Walking Tall (2004)
DVD for sale at petrol station
Batman Begins (2005)
The shot of Nicholas jumping down in the foreground (and out of focus) infront of the shoplifter is based on Batman Begins' many similar shots and the same sound effect is used from this film.
The Departed (2006)
The good cop (Nick Angel) walks past the corrupt villian cop's office (Frank Butterman). This scene is filmed very much like where Bill walks past Colin's office in The Departed. The good cop looks at the bad cop through the window of the office but the bad cop doesn't see him, the good cop knows he can't stop the bad cop at headquarters because he doesn't have the support of the rest of the police, so he simply walks past his office and leaves the building to confront him later. Shot and acted very similarly to the Departed.

Referenced in 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.11 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Simon Pegg/David Schwimmer interview.
Hot Fuzz Special (2007) (TV Movie)
Special about this movie.
Film 2014: Episode dated 12 March 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Discussed in detail when marketing in different areas is talked about with Working Title Films.
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One (2007) (TV Movie)
Mentioned as some of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's work.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #33.4 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
Simon Pegg prevents somone from driving drunk when he sees them struggling to insert the key into the drivers side door, shot almost the same as in Hot Fuzz
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Jim Broadbent's character in both films poses for a picture in the almost the exact same awkward way, head titled the same angle and making a strange half smile
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Edgar Wright says that the package Scott Pilgrim orders is a Blu-Ray copy of Hot Fuzz, directed and written by the same man.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Freddie as F.R.O.7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Billie Whitelaw's role mentioned
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World/Eat Pray Love/The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
The director of "Scott Pilgrim" also directed this movie
Happy Video Game Nerd: Clash at Demonhead (2010) (TV Episode)
This film is mentioned.
Atrocious (2010)
DVD is shown.
Psych: We'd Like to Thank the Academy (2010) (TV Episode)
A "Hot Fuzz" movie poster hangs in the dorm room searched by Shawn and Gus.
Top Gear: Episode #16.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions this film in the Nick and Simon open
Paul (2011)
Graeme mentions to the cop in the gas station that only farmers have guns in England. This is in reference to several scenes in Hot Fuzz where this is mentioned or seen.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.108 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Simon Pegg was in the film
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy mentions that she loved the film
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy mentions the film that Simon Pegg co-wrote
Conan: The Title Will Be Added in Later (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Simon Pegg's introduction
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Thomson and Thompson (played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) mention that "police work isn't all glamour and guns; there's a fair bit of filing involved too", a reference to the film 'Hot Fuzz' where Pegg and Frost played police officers who said the same thing
Conan: It's a Wonderful Life Because of the Internet (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Nick Frost
Randal (2012) (Short)
A poster of the film is shown in Randal's apartment.
Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas (2012)
Mentioned in scene discussing Satanic cults in movies
The World's End (2013)
Simon Pegg's Gary King holds his forehead in pain after hitting it against a post. This nods to the brain freeze reaction in Hot Fuzz.
Safe and Sound Video Remix (2013) (Video)
Footage Shown
La fuerza cuatro (2013) (Video)
Introduction to Jillian McDuffle is an homage to Hot Fuzz
Z-Listers (2014)
A police radio reports that a swan is out on the loose in Norfolk

Features 

Point Break (1991)
The scene where Keanu Reeves fires wildly into the air is seen on tv
Bad Boys II (2003)
Watched on TV, referenced throughout

Featured in 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.11 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Hot Fuzz Special (2007) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
Top Gear: Episode #9.4 (2007) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown
Film 2014: Episode dated 12 March 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 14 April 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally (2007) (Video)
clips shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Observe & Report/Gigantic/Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) (TV Episode)
"The Art of the Spit Take" segment
Nostalgia Critic: Bio-Dome (2010) (TV Episode)
"The greater good!" clip.
The Hour: Episode #7.34 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Edgar Wright's bio segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Secret of NIMH 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: BMB Spoony Experiment: Tekken (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Simpsons Episodes (2012) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.215 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip of a policeman unsuccessfully trying to jump a fence is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Why Is Arthur Christmas a Masterpiece? (2013) (TV Episode)
"It reminds me a lot of Hot Fuzz..."
The Blockbuster Buster: The Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Hot Fuzz (2014) (TV Episode)
this movie is the subject of this editorial

Spoofs 

Jaws (1975)
During the bazaar Sgt. Angel is looking at the citizenry in a manner of Chief Brody on the beach in "Jaws". He is interupted when Det. Andy Wainwright yells "shark" into his ear.
Point Break (1991)
Danny recreates the scene where Reeves fires into the air
Jurassic Park (1993)
The swan attacks Frank Butterman in the car the same way the Dilophosaurus kills Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park.
Trainspotting (1996)
The scene where Nick Angel chases the purple-track-suit-clad shoplifter is almost a shot-for-shot parody of the opening sequence in Trainspotting (1996).
Bad Boys II (2003)
Hot Fuzz mimicks the famous tracking shot of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence standing back to back with the guns drawn. -It also spoofs the ending in the mine field of Bad Boys II when Danny throws his shotgun.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The "What's the matter? Never taken a shortcut before?" scene is re-enacted but this time Nick Frost just smashes straight through the fence and falls over. The "Want anything from the shop?" "Cornetto" dialogue is also re-done, but this time Pegg and Frost swap lines.

Spoofed in 

War of the Servers (2007)
The fence jumping scene is parodied, accompanied by the same music used in the original scene.

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