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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:

Big Cops. Small Town. Moderate Violence. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

£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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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Simon Pegg worked out for four weeks to prepare for the role. See more »

Goofs

After the officers gear up for the final battle, in nearly every shot of them approaching the supermarket, the sound of guns being cocked is heard, even though no one is actually cocking a weapon. Further, there's more cocking than there are guns in the scene. 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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Both the dog and the swan featured got listed in the credits. 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 »

Connections

References Asylum (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire
Written by Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Peter Ker, Michael Finesilver
Performed by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Courtesy of Gowmonk Inc USA & Canada & Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Under licence from Universal Music Operations
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Yarrp!
19 February 2007 | by baz_trinitySee all my reviews

Hot Fuzz: The story tells us of an over-active 'policeman officer', Nicholas Angel (Played by the co-star of Shaun of the Dead, Simon Pegg) who is sent to work his duties out in the countryside, to avoid his use of excessive arrests. Suspicions arrive in the town however, as people start getting killed 'accidentally'. Coupled with his rather unprofessional partner Danny Butterman (Similiarily played by Shaun of the Dead star Nick Frost) they get themselves into suspicious circumstances Nicholas Angel fails to ignore.

But what can I say? It's just hilarious! An incredibly funny, witty, intelligent British comedy that manages to bring you to tears with laughter and also offers extremely well directed and executed action scenes! If you liked the likes of Shaun of the Dead, you'll love this, simple as that. I was oddly surprised to find that it was incredibly violent, albeit, in a cartoony way, but it will definitely make you squint. Plenty of cameo's by the likes of the hilarious Bill Bailey and a great cast will make this a action/thriller/comedy hard to forget! Excellent.


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