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Hot Fuzz (2007)

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A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.

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Edgar Wright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Nicholas Angel
Martin Freeman ... Met Sergeant
Bill Nighy ... Met Chief Inspector
Robert Popper ... 'Not' Janine
Joe Cornish ... Bob
Chris Waitt ... Dave
Eric Mason Eric Mason ... Bernard Cooper
Billie Whitelaw ... Joyce Cooper
Nick Frost ... PC Danny Butterman
Peter Wight ... Roy Porter
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ... Mary Porter
Tom Strode Walton Tom Strode Walton ... Underage Drinker #1
Troy Woollan Troy Woollan ... Underage Drinker #2
Rory Lowings Rory Lowings ... Underage Drinker #3
Bill Bailey ... Sergeant Turner
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

When the heat is on, you gotta call the fuzz. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Fuzz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,837,000, 22 April 2007

Gross USA:

$23,637,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,577,265
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright interviewed many real police officers while doing research for the film. Many lines in the film such as "I prefer to think my office is out on the street" came directly from those interviews. The stylized scenes of Nick doing paperwork were inspired by the officers noting that paperwork is a huge part of the job, but it is never depicted in cop shows and films. The visual style was inspired by Tony Scott's films. Roger Ebert's "Bigger" Little Movie Glossary was also used as a reference source. See more »

Goofs

The two police Vauxhall Astras used in the final chase sequence are registered with "51" and "02" plates, indicating that they were registered between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2002. The movie was shot (and presumably set) in 2007, and these cars would have then been five-six years old. UK Police cars are replaced at 3 years old due to the high mileage and heavy use they get in Service. 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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Crazy Credits

In the UK version, which is released by Universal Pictures, sound effects of police whistles, bells and sirens are perfectly timed to accentuate the graphics of both the Universal Pictures and Working Title logos. The US version, released by Rogue Pictures, misses out on this little bit of a joke. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, the theatrical release was altered in order to obtain an NC16 classification after the original version of the film was passed with an M18 rating. These changes implemented to the film removed some stronger instances of violence. See more »

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Solid Gold Easy Action
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by The Fratellis
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under licence from Universal Music Operations
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You just gotta love smart British humor!
16 January 2010 | by BlecstonSee all my reviews

You're sitting at the computer minding your own business. There's a random movie starting at your TV. You throw your eye a few times on the beginning. You throw your eyes more and more on it. Finally you take a seat on your couch and decide to watch the rest of the film. How often does this happen to you? To just get absorbed by the amusement/drama/subject/etc of a movie you weren't intending to see, just by a few glances in the starting minutes? I, for one, know that it's something that happens barely seldom to me. Yet, this movie just caught me right from the beginning.

So we have Nicholas Angel (just loved the name choice), a workaholic, very serious, very effective police officer from London who gets transfered to rural Sandford, Gloucestershire. From here he starts interacting with the locals, bringing his fancy, londonistic ways of being a cop to the lighthearted villagers. Not the most likable person, Nicholas forms a bond (more of a hero-fanboy relation) with Danny, son of the Chief Inspector. New, unexpected events take place and the action really starts. Storyline isn't so important in my opinion, as I'm sure the screenplay would've been as funny as with any other epic development.

This film is abundant of British humor, which I love, while Simon Pegg's character can become actually adorable. No fancy stuff for this movie, just smart gags, a perfectly balanced dose of action and many referrals to Point Break and Bad Boys 2 :)

All in all, the main idea is that you should (at the border of turning into a must) watch it. Probably if you saw Shaun of the Dead you are looking forward into this one, if not then you'll be looking forward into SotD after viewing Hot Fuzz (like I am :) ).

Disclaimer - English is not my native language, so be gentle :)


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