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Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

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Director: Edgar Wright

Cast: 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


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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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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[Wide Screen]
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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

Scene Index

Outtakes; Deleted scenes; Feature commentaries; Featurettes; Special effects: before & after; Video blogs; The making of hot fuzz


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Hot Fuzz 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ClassicRock_Chick More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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