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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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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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In a town where nothing much goes on, a whole lot is about to go down See more »


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

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Trivia

Despite their homespun image, many members of the N.W.A., are actually veterans of the action genre. Paul Freeman was in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Stuart Wilson was in Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) and No Escape (1994), and Timothy Dalton played James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989). The head of the N.W.A., Edward Woodward, was voted the greatest British action star for his roles as Secret Agents in the television series Callan (1967) and The Equalizer (1985). See more »

Goofs

At the church fete, Nicholas has a go at the rifle range and proceeds to knock down a row of targets in quick succession. The only problem with this is that an air rifle actually only holds one pellet at a time: Nicholas would have had to reload the gun after every shot which he clearly does not. Similarly, Danny takes the gun after Nicholas has fired it and accidentally shoots Dr Hatcher in the leg, something he shouldn't have been able to do; having just been fired, the gun chamber would be empty. 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

"Aaron A Aaronson" is listed last in the end credits Cast List, the joke being that it would be the first name listed (alphabetically) in the telephone directory. 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

Referenced in Paul (2011) See more »

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Goody Two Shoes
Written by Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni
Performed by Adam and the Ants
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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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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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2007 (USA) 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:

$80,743,363
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2.35 : 1
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