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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nicholas Angel
... Met Sergeant
... Met Chief Inspector
... 'Not' Janine
... Bob
... Dave
Eric Mason ... Bernard Cooper
... Joyce Cooper
... PC Danny Butterman
... Roy Porter
Julia Deakin ... Mary Porter
Tom Strode Walton ... Underage Drinker #1
Troy Woollan ... Underage Drinker #2
Rory Lowings ... Underage Drinker #3
... 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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When the heat is on, you gotta call the fuzz. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

"N.W.A.", Sandford's Neighborhood Watch Association, is also the name of the seminal rap group "N.W.A.," whose most famous song is "Fuck Tha Police", a sentiment with obvious relevance to the film's plot. 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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Sergeant Turner (Bill Bailey) is credited twice because the same actor plays two different characters who have the same name. See more »

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I Can't Control Myself
Written by Reg Presley
Performed by The Troggs
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In a Nutshell - Don't Miss It!
11 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

After Shaun of the Dead, this second pairing of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost was very high on my wanted list, and it didn't disappoint in the least.

Hot Fuzz is crammed full of excellent characters, ranging from the eccentric to the diabolical, and every one gets at least one laugh during the course of the movie and most of them get many more. I don't mean to suggest that this film is wall to wall gags; in fact it is far from it, instead it is just very clever and often very subtle humour that runs continuously throughout the film.

Another pleasant surprise was the wonderfully impressive murder scenes, which were pretty gruesome and definitely stood out from the general vibe of the film, which made them far more involving. As well as the comedy and the murders, there is also a genuine sense of mystery surrounding these events and it definitely makes for compulsive viewing.

Just in case all that wasn't enough to satisfy you, there is a very action packed and explosive end sequence that is so out of place and ludicrous it works like a charm, and simply caps the film off in style superbly.

For me this film was every bit as good as Shaun of the Dead, and its definitely one of the best comedies ever made.

9/10


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