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Hot Fuzz (2007)

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

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:

Arma fatal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,918,149 (United Kingdom), 18 February 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,848,464, 22 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,637,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,573,774
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(Original Runtime)

Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cate Blanchett: Nicolas' ex-girlfriend Jeanine at the crime scene. Blanchett asked to be in the film because of her fondness for Shaun of the Dead (2004). See more »

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Whilst sitting in the lay by monitoring traffic speed, Angel calls out the speed of one passing car as "40", yet when they stop Blower's car, they write him up for traveling at "48 in a 30 zone". They should therefore have stopped the earlier car as well. 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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Lovefool
Written by Nina Persson, Peter Svensson
Performed by Dick Breeze, Emma Dance, David Goodall, Diane Leach, Tim P. Lee (as Tim Lee), George Marsh, Lucy Punch, David Threlfall, Bernard Usher, Clive Weatherley & Jonathan Whitehead
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-:::::HOT FUZZ:::::- Don't Have High Expectations & Come Out Laughing!!!
2 April 2007 | by oooMILESoooSee all my reviews

Hot Fuzz is a brilliant new Britsh comedy that really hits its mark!!! Hands down this fantastic film is the new benchmark in British comedies!

Simon Pegg throws you into the extremely tongue in cheek narrative with its quick pace edits, booming sounds and terrific camera work that we have come to expect from Edgar Wright since Shaun of the Dead. Simon Pegg has really exceeded my expectations and credit must also go to Nick Frost who plays the classic sidekick which he accomplishes so well. The aforementioned crafty work by Edgar Wright proves that his style creates some of the best action sequences in the business. Whether it be the shoot'em ups, chase scenes or the jump out of your seat surprises, Wright can really make a film move and does this one ever!!!

This is definitely one of those films you have to watch at least twice to come close to getting every single joke, because they come so hard and fast it is sometimes hard to stop laughing at the previous one in time to hear the next.

Even though the film does take a lot of twists and turns there isn't really a moment where it lacks energy. Sure there are parts that slow it down, but it needs this to build momentum to one of the most climactic and hysterical pieces in film history.

Speed is the key! It keeps this insanely funny narrative flowing while at the same time giving a huge insight into the extremely detailed characters. Each character brings something to the table. It is an inventive yet classic comedy that reaches most audiences with its tongue in cheek and witty humour.

People who thought the cop-comedy genre was finished should definitely see this creative film which will pluck those heart strings and have you slapping that knee while feasting your eyes on the adrenaline fueled action!!!


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