Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

4.6 44
Director: Edgar Wright

Cast: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent


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A top London cop who is so good at his job that he makes his fellow officers look like slackers by comparison is "promoted" to serve in the sleepy village of Sandford in this contemporary action comedy from the creators of Shaun of the Dead. Police constable Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) always gets…  See more details below


A top London cop who is so good at his job that he makes his fellow officers look like slackers by comparison is "promoted" to serve in the sleepy village of Sandford in this contemporary action comedy from the creators of Shaun of the Dead. Police constable Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) always gets his man, but these days his impeccable record seems to be more indicative of his fellow officers' shortcomings than his own formidable skills as a keeper of the peace. Loathe to stand idly by as their once respectable track record is steadily soiled by the hyper-competent actions of one lone overachiever, Sergeant Angel's superiors at the Met soon determine to remedy their problem by relocating the decorated constable to the West Country village of Sanford -- where tranquil garden parties and neighborhood watch meetings stand in stark contrast to the violent crime and heated gunplay of the city. As Sergeant Angel does his best to adjust to the relative calm of his new environment, his oafish new partner Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) strives to gain the respect of his fellow constables while sustaining himself on fantasies of his favorite action films and police shows. Later, just as it begins to appear as if Sergeant Angel has been relegated to an uneventful existence in the relative calm of the countryside, a series of horrific "accidents" lead him to suspect that the tranquil hamlet of Sanford has fallen prey to a sinister plot which reeks of foul play. Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Steve Coogan, and Martin Freeman co-star in the Edgar Wright film.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg don't simply parody their favorite genres of film and television, they skillfully mimic the most minute details that define those genres while simultaneously instilling them with their own unique comic sensibilities to create something truly original. Whereas the Scary Movie or The Naked Gun films are content to merely spoof the standards of their respective genres by cramming as many jokes about their targets as possible into the script, Wright and Pegg's efforts transcend self-aware mockery to actually fit into the genres that they appear to ridicule -- right down to the structure, characterization, and execution. With Spaced the duo offered a pop-culture-strewn spoof of the common television sitcom, with Shaun of the Dead they set their sights on the zombie apocalypse films and romantic comedies, and now, with Hot Fuzz, they have targeted the police detective film and the slam-bang action thriller -- specifically such overblown, testosterone-fueled shooters as Point Break and Bad Boys II. As par for the course with Wright and Pegg, Hot Fuzz delivers a smart balance of visual gags, subtle jabs, and gut-busting laughs that will have most viewers planning a second viewing as soon as the credits begin to roll. Some jokes pay off in the very same scene as the setup, and others are smartly spread out through the span of the entire film. Likewise, the timing of each joke is expertly handled by ace editor Chris Dickens. Having been with team Wright-Pegg since the early days of Spaced, Dickens truly understands the comic sensibilities of his collaborators and deserves nearly as much credit as the writers themselves for his skillful handling of the material. But the timing isn't the only thing that Dickens does right, his aping of the frantic editing style so predominant in big-budget action blockbusters is so effective during the final showdown that viewers who stepped in late may momentarily mistake Hot Fuzz for a Michael Bay flick. Of course, anyone who is familiar with Spaced or Shaun of the Dead knows that the onscreen chemistry between writer/star Pegg and Cornetto-loving pal Nick Frost is reason enough alone to warrant the price of admission, and while it's great to see such familiar faces as Spaced's Julia Deakin and Shaun's Bill Nighy popping in to have some fun with old friends, it's the malevolent hand-wringing of Timothy Dalton, the carefree cake chomping of Jim Broadbent, and the mustachioed machismo of Paddy Considine that truly push Hot Fuzz over the top. As Shaun of the Dead proved it was indeed possible to entertain both well-versed horror fan and the adventurous mainstream audience in equal measure, Hot Fuzz maintains that smart sense of balance by walking the line between action and comedy in a way that will have keen-eyed action fetishists struggling to keep up with the nonstop film references as the rest of the crowd just sits back and laughs.

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Special Features

The Fuzzball Rally - Uncut:; Join Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, director Edgar Wright and actor Joe Cornish on their outrageous press tour, with over 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage and commentary; Audio Commentaries:; Get the inside scoop with 5 commentaries including an exclusive one with director Edgar Wright and special guest Quentin Tarantino; Featurettes:; 8 featurettes take you behind the scenes of the production, on a tour of the real Sanford, and much more; Special Effects: Before & After:; A look at the F/X magic that went into the intense action sequences; Fuzz-O-Meter:; Select this feature and the trivia meter will run as you watch the film; Storyboards:; Explore the filmmaking process, from paper to screen, as you watch the movie; Video Blogs:; 23 video blogs take you behind the scenes, both on the set and after hours; Outtakes:; Hilarious footage proving that making Hot Fuzz was just as fun as watching it; Deleted scenes:; 22 deleted scenes with optional filmmaker commentary; The Making of Hot Fuzz:; Cast and crew give you a look behind the production in this in-depth documentary; Dead Right:; Watch Edgar's first cop movie, with optional commentaries from Edgar, Simon and Nick; And Much More

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Simon Pegg Nicholas Angel
Nick Frost PC Danny Butterman
Jim Broadbent Inspector Frank Butterman
Paddy Considine DS Andy Andy Wainwright
Timothy Dalton Simon Skinner
Billie Whitelaw Joyce Cooper
Edward Woodward Tom Weaver
Rafe Spall DS Andy Cartwright
Olivia Colman PC Doris Thatcher
Paul Freeman Rev. Philip Shooter
Martin Freeman Met Sergeant
Bill Nighy Met Chief Inspector
Steve Coogan Actor
Bill Bailey Sergeant Turner
Julia Deakin Mary Porter
Kenneth Cranham James Reaper
Patricia Franklin Annette Roper
Anne Reid Leslie Tiller
Stuart Wilson Dr. Robin Hatcher
Peter Wight Roy Porter
Kevin Eldon Sergeant Tony Fisher
Karl Johnson PC Bob Walker
Adam Buxton Tim Messenger
Alice Lowe Tina
Joe Cornish Bob
Nicolas Dodd Conductor

Technical Credits
Edgar Wright Director,Screenwriter
Lucy Allen Stunts
Nick Angel Musical Direction/Supervision
David Arnold Score Composer
Candice Banks Makeup
Karen Beever Associate Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
James Biddle Production Manager
Richard Bradshaw Stunts
Craig Butters Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Byrch Stunts
Nick Chopping Stunts
Stuart Clark Stunts
Siobhan Coughlan Stunts
Chris Dickens Editor
Artem Digital Special Effects
Jamie Edgell Stunts
Mike Elliott Asst. Director
Bradley Farmer Stunts
Eleanor Fazan Choreography
Eric Fellner Producer
Richard Flynn Sound/Sound Designer
Geoff Foster Sound Mixer
Sarah Franzl Stunts
Nina Gold Casting
Jess Hall Cinematographer
Annie Hardinge Costumes/Costume Designer
Rowley Irlam Stunts
Ian Kay Stunts
Tony Lilley Makeup
Dick Lunn Art Director
Kim McGarrity Stunts
Andy Merchant Stunts
Wayne Michaels Stunts
Peter Miles Stunts
Jamie Millington Stunts
Mark Mottram Stunts
Daniel Naprous Stunts
Nira Park Producer
Simon Pegg Screenwriter
Curtis Rivers Stunts
Peter J. Robertson Camera Operator
Seon Rogers Stunts
Marcus Rowland Production Designer
Lee Sheward Stunts
Julian Slater Sound/Sound Designer
C.C. Smiff Stunts
Tony Van Silva Stunts
Jane Walker Makeup
Natascha Wharton Executive Producer,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hot Fuzz: Disc 1
1. Extreme Service [2:26]
2. Administrative Decision [2:56]
3. Hard Goodbye [1:51]
4. Tough Distance [4:54]
5. Deep Evening [1:56]
6. Sudden Morning [7:31]
7. Village Force [4:08]
8. Avian Breakout [2:58]
9. Maximum Running [3:21]
10. Speed Duty [3:19]
11. Sham Dram [3:39]
12. Double Death [3:04]
13. Rural Weapon [2:43]
14. Furious Binge [4:30]
15. Man Heat [5:30]
16. Evil Fete [6:46]
17. Mild Intrigue [6:52]
18. Smug Suspect [:46]
19. Broken Spirit [7:33]
20. Dark Gathering [2:16]
21. Deadly Services [9:44]
22. Avenging Angel [2:40]
23. Total Bullets [9:33]
24. Terminal Screech [4:16]
25. Final Chapter [5:18]
26. Final Chapter Part II [1:12]
27. Final Chapter: The Final Chapter [1:52]
28. The End [1:20]


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