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 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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Top London cop PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. 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 won't accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead. Angel and Danny clash with everyone while they try 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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Police Constable Doris Thatcher was so named because prior to equality in the UK police service, female officers were all referred to as "Doris", regardless of their names. See more »

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When the police officers are outside the supermarket preparing to storm it, it is clear that one of them is holding a bolt action rifle with the bolt opened. 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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Referenced in Diminishing Returns: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2017) See more »

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Hostage Situation
From the motion picture "Bad Boys II (2003)"
Written by Trevor Rabin
Performed by Trevor Rabin
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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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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UK | France

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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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