Hot FuzzDirector: Edgar Wright
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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Cast & Crew
|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|
|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|
|Nick Angel||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|David Arnold||Score Composer|
|Karen Beever||Associate Producer|
|James Biddle||Production Manager|
|Craig Butters||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Artem Digital||Special Effects|
|Mike Elliott||Asst. Director|
|Richard Flynn||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Geoff Foster||Sound Mixer|
|Annie Hardinge||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Dick Lunn||Art Director|
|Peter J. Robertson||Camera Operator|
|Marcus Rowland||Production Designer|
|Julian Slater||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Tony Van Silva||Stunts|
|Natascha Wharton||Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
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How is it that director Edgar Wright, and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost make one of the funniest films of the year while also being one of the bloodiest? THE ANSWER- PURE GENIUS. If you have not seen HOT FUZZ yet, see it immediately. If it's out of the theatres, buy the DVD when it comes out- if you liked SHAUN OF THE DEAD, you will LOVE HOT FUZZ. Super-cop Nicholas Angel (SIMON PEGG), from the big city (LONDON) gets transferred to a little cozy town where seemingly nothing big is going on...the town's biggest problem is a living statue making a mockery of their streets. But shortly after he meets his new partner (NICK FROST), Angel begins to unearth an evil plot- the town's people begin dropping like flies and no one seems to really care, especially the owner of the local health food store (TIMOTHY DALTON). After all, these deaths are ultimately for "THE GREATER GOOD" aren't they? HOT FUZZ is pure brilliance and 100% high-energy filmmaking.
this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally, a movie that deserves to be called a comedy. Simon and Nick work so well together which makes for a great movie. The plot and script are amazing because things keep taking a turn so it always has the viewer on their feet, not knowing what's gonna happen next. I recommend this movie for everyone!
British comedies remain an ilk of their own - smart, sassy, full of quips rendered so quickly that many are lost in the ether that propels the plot, and characters who often are such finely-honed parodies that they make us laugh at ourselves. HOT FUZZ is a fine example and it is a film brimming with a cast of some of England's finest talent who seem to be having as much fun as the viewing audience. Sgt. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is one of London's finest new policemen, expecting a smart career in the big city, but instead is transferred by jealous superiors (including Bill Nighy) to a little village where his rigorous training seems wasted on the sleepy town. After a first night's arrest of youthful pubsters and an inebriate driver, he reports to duty to discover the that his first 'arrest' is to be his partner PC Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) who just happens to be the slow son of the chief, Inspector Butterman (Jim Broadbent). The staff at the police station resembles a vaudeville team played by such fine actors as Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Timothy Dalton etc, not exactly what Angel had in mind as a career advancing opportunity. But soon enough the threads of evil that are beneath the silly facade of the village begin to unravel and what follows is a hilarious, almost Keystone Cop attack on the loonies in this take off of an Agatha Christie plot that curdled. And that only touches the surface of this witty little farce: the innuendoes pop up out of every situation, giving the astute viewer quiet chuckles throughout the film. Hidden from obvious view are little vignettes by such luminaries as Cate Blanchett, Steve Coogan, and Peter Jackson! Director Edgar Wright, who wrote the script with Simon Pegg, knows his way around the genre and the result is an hysterically funny evening's entertainment. Grady Harp
Hot Fuzz, is a really funny movie that makes fun of so many cop movies, like Shaun of the Dead made fun of zombie movies. Hot Fuzz stars Simon Pegg "Shaun in Shaun of the Dead" and Nick Frost "Ed in Shaun of the Dead" as the two leads roles in the movie. What I like about it was that they make fun of things that are in other cop movies like a "wild goose chase" in Hot Fuzz they actually chase a swan for an arrest. All in all, this movie is really good and funny, though right in the middle the gore factor skyrockets and in the end they go extremly gun crazy. A very funny film, but not as funny as Shaun of the Dead.
Most of the actors from Shaun of the Dead are back for this one and while I didn't like it as much as their last, it was still hillarious. The main two actors play off each other very well once again here. If you liked Shaun of the Dead I would be willing to bet you will enjoy this one as well.
A Hilarious movie with the most unlikeliest villians ever. When the best cop on the force is sent to work in the "quietest" town because he makes other cops look bad, all heck breaks loose. Filled with some of the sickest/funniest death scenes ever put on film, it's a great whodunnit.
This is a pretty hysterical action comedy movie...borderlining on spoof territory as well. Both Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are hilarious together in this film, not to mention Shaun of the Dead as well. I love it! I had this on DVD, and a friend of mine knew I really liked it, so he sent me this on blue ray as part of a birthday present. Looks like I'll have to get Shaun of the Dead on blue ray now too. If you like action, cop movies, and/or comedies...and like a mix of said types of movies, and you don't mind a couple scenes of grisely gore, then you really ought to check out this movie! Below are some other great movies that one or the both of these guys worked on.
After Shaun of the Dead we have the same or most of the cast where the story is about cops, murder and the good ole comedy we love showing us a suspenseful and fun movie as well as the story.