Hot Fuzz

Universal Pictures Released 2007



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Movie Summary

Edgar Wright

Hot Fuzz is a send-up of action film cliches, wrapped up in a gripping and funny story about small English village with a dark secret, and the big-city cop who moves in to shoot his way to the truth - Nicholas Angel, a man who has devoted his life to the Metropolitan Police Service in London. He's worked tirelessly up the ranks in the department, earning medal after medal for his intense tactics, clean record, and clear results. However, his bosses fear Angel's work ethic is making the rest of the Service look bad. They transfer Angel to Sandford village in Southwest England, a town that has won multiple awards for its quaint atmosphere, beautiful landscaping, and welcoming locals. Angel's bosses think he'll be happy there, but Angel can't stand the lacklustre local police, particularly his overweight and unenthusiastic partner, Danny Butterman. When a mysterious series of murders strikes the town, Angel begins an investigation that starts turning up some surprising and unsavory truths about the picture-perfect village.


Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Wright and Pegg are storytellers who weave their naughty bits into genuine characters and a plot. It's a ridiculous plot, but one that's absolutely in the spirit of the films they'...

  • 80

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Since Mr. Wright and Mr. Pegg are essentially parodying self-parodies, they have also smartly kinked up their conceit by setting most of the film in a sleepy village that might as ...

  • 80

    Variety Derek Elley

    A sustained genre parody that's equally funny but (maybe in deference to the genre) much more pumped up.

    Simon Pegg

    Simon Pegg

    Nicholas Angel

    Nick Frost

    Nick Frost

    PC Danny Butterman

    Timothy Dalton

    Timothy Dalton

    Simon Skinner

    Bill Nighy

    Bill Nighy

    Met Chief Inspector

    Jim Broadbent

    Jim Broadbent

    Inspector Frank Butterman

    Paddy Considine

    Paddy Considine

    DS Andy Wainwright


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      • Production Budget - $13,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $23,637,265 (101st)
        Worldwide Gross - $80,573,774 (66th)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $28,034,896
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $95,564,244

      • Other production companies:
        Rogue Pictures (US distributor
        Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution (CA distributor)
        Studio Canal
        Working Title Films
        Big Talk Productions
        Ingenious Film Partners

      • Taglines:
        1. Big Cops. Small Town. Moderate Violence.
        2. In a town where nothing much goes on, a whole lot is about to go down.
        3. When the heat is on, you gotta call the fuzz.
        4. They are going to bust your arse.
        5. Gunfights, car chases, explosions...all in a days work.
        6. They're bad boys. They're die hards. They're lethal weapons. They are...

      • Music:
        Goody Two Shoes
        Written by Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni
        Performed by Adam and the Ants
        Written by Frank Comstock
        Performed by Frank Comstock
        Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)
        Written by Andy Partridge
        Performed by Xtc
        Village Green Preservation Society
        Written by Ray Davies
        Performed by The Kinks
        Down on Bond Street
        Written by Tommy McCook
        Performed by Tommy McCook and The Supersonics
        Baby Fratelli
        Written by Jon Fratelli (as John Lawler)
        Performed by The Fratellis
        Kick Out the Jams
        Written by Jeff Jarrett, Don Reedman
        Performed by Tub Thumper
        Slippery Rock 70's
        Written by Nigel Fletcher, Robert Woodward
        Performed by Stavely Makepeace
        I Can't Control Myself
        Written by Reg Presley
        Performed by The Troggs
        Written by Nina Persson, Peter Svensson
        Performed by Dick Breeze, Emma Dance, David Goodall, Diane Leach, Tim P. Lee,
        George Marsh, Lucy Punch, David Threlfall, Bernard Usher, Clive Weatherley & Jonathan Whitehead
        Night of Fear
        Written by Roy Wood
        Performed by The Move
        Romeo and Juliet
        Written by Mark Knopfler
        Performed by Dire Straits
        Written by Michael Chapman (as Mike Chapman), Nicolas Chinn (as Nicky Chinn)
        Performed by Sweet
        Solid Gold Easy Action
        Written by Marc Bolan
        Performed by The Fratellis
        Written by Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Peter Ker, Michael Finesilver
        Performed by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
        Village Green
        Written by Ray Davies
        Performed by The Kinks
        Dance With the Devil
        Written by Phil Dennys, Michael Hayes
        Performed by Cozy Powell
        Happy Birthday
        Written by Mildred J. Hill, Patty S. Hill
        Performed by Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Kevin Eldon, Karl Johnson, Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright
        Heston Services
        Written by Robert Rodriguez
        Performed by Robert Rodriguez and Carl Thiel
        Avenging Angel
        Written by Robert Rodriguez
        Performed by Robert Rodriguez and Carl Thiel
        Caught by the Fuzz
        Written by Gareth Coombes, Daniel Goffey (as Daniel Goffy), Michael Quinn
        Performed by Supergrass
        Solid Gold Easy Action
        Written by Marc Bolan
        Performed by T-Rex
        Here Come the Fuzz
        Written by Phil Hernandez, Chris Maxwell, Jon Spencer
        Performed and Produced by Jon Spencer & The Elegant Too

      • Filming locations include:
        Hertfordshire, England
        Hendon, London, England
        London, England
        Wells, Somerset, England

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    characters with hidden agendas, small town life, funny fat guy, odd couple, opposites attract