Nicholas Angel, an extremely dedicated and over-achieving police officer in London's Metropolitan Police Service, performs his duties so well that he makes everyone else look bad. As a result his superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing: the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford in rural Gloucestershire.
Once there, he is partnered with well-meaning but overeager and naive police constable Danny Butterman, the son of local police inspector Frank Butterman. A committed action film fan, Danny is in awe of his new big city partner, who just might provide him with his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases he longs for. Angel, meanwhile, struggles to adjust to the quiet and uneventful pace of the village, and despite clearing up several otherwise unnoticed crimes and misdemeanours in short order, soon finds his most pressing concern being a swan that has escaped from its owner. Angel and Danny eventually bond over action films and drinks at the local pub.
Soon after Angel's arrival, a series of grisly murders disguised as accidents rock the village, all committed by an individual in a black hood and cloak. Increasingly convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and that the victims of the 'accidents' were murdered, Angel begins to clash with the other officers on the force. However, Angel refuses to drop the investigation and initially suspects Simon Skinner, the charming but sinister manager of the local Somerfield supermarket, of murdering the victims due to their involvement in a lucrative property deal. His confrontation with Skinner only reveals Skinner's apparent innocence and further damages Angel's credibility with his colleagues.
After being ambushed in his hotel room by the cloaked murderer, who is unmasked as the trolley boy of the Somerfield supermarket acting under the instruction of Skinner, Angel is led to a nearby castle where he discovers the truth; Inspector Butterman, Skinner and the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance (NWA), intent on keeping Sandford's title of "Village of the Year", have been murdering anyone who might damage the village's image. Inspector Butterman reveals that his wife committed suicide after the village lost the title many years ago, motivating him to use extreme methods to ensure Sandford wins the yearly contest. Angel discovers the bodies of various "problem" people whom the NWA disposed of, before being cornered and "stabbed" by Danny, apparently a member of the NWA.
Having tricked the NWA into believing that Angel is dead, Danny instead drives him to the village limits and releases him, insisting that he knew nothing about their true activities. Danny urges Angel to flee, reasoning that no one would believe the truth about Sandford. However, whilst at a motorway service station, Angel sees the films that he and Danny bonded over on a nearby sales rack and is inspired to stop the NWA. He drives back to town and arms himself with weapons confiscated earlier in the film. After Angel meets with Danny in the village, the two begin to dispatch the members of the NWA in an increasingly destructive and frantic series of gun fights.
Initially confronted by their colleagues in the Sandford Police Service (who are quickly persuaded of the truth), Angel and Danny take the battle to the supermarket. Skinner and Inspector Butterman flee, and are pursued by
Hot Fuzz is in my opinion and as the title suggests comedy gold. This film made by the same people as 'Shaun of the dead'. Starts off as it means to go on. Full of action yet laced with comedy. The hero Pc Nicolas Angel is a streetwise cop that has quickly become a success in the Metropolitan police force despite getting stabbed by a man dressed like father christmas! This success is rewarded by a promotion to Sergent (in Sandford). Sandford is a small and supposedly quiet village that has won village of the year countless times. But our hero quickly finds out that rural policing is not easy, as the murders begin Nicolas tries to uncover the true face of Sandfords success. But at what cost? A definite must see for everyone. *****
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Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy film directed and co-written by Edgar Wright, and co-written by and starring Simon Pegg alongside Nick Frost. The three and the film's producer Nira Park had previously worked together on the television series Spaced and the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead. The film follows two police officers attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths in a small English village.
Over a hundred action films were used as inspiration for developing the script, which Wright and Pegg worked on together. Filming took place over eleven weeks in early 2006, and featured an extensive cast along with various uncredited cameos. Visual effects were developed by ten artists to expand on or add explosions, gore, and gunfire scenes.
Debuting on 14 February 2007 in the United Kingdom and 20 April in the United States, Hot Fuzz received wide acclaim with a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 81/100 from Metacritic. The total international box office gross reached $80,573,774 before its home media release. Shortly after the film's release, two different soundtracks were released in the UK and US.
The film is the second in Wright and Pegg's Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy and was preceded by 2004's Shaun of the Dead and followed by 2013's The World's End; each of them featuring a different flavour of Cornetto ice cream.
Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg), an extremely dedicated police officer of the London Metropolitan Police Service, performs his duties so well that he is accused of making his colleagues look bad. His superiors transfer him to "crime-free" Sandford, a town in rural Gloucestershire. He immediately arrests a large group of under-age drinkers, and a drunk driver who turns out to be his partner, PC Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), the son of local police inspector Frank Butterman (Jim Broadbent). Danny, well-meaning but naive, is in awe of his new partner. Angel struggles to adjust to the slow, uneventful pace of the village. Despite clearing up several otherwise unnoticed crimes, including confiscating a naval mine and a number of unlicensed firearms, Angel soon finds his most pressing concern is an escaped swan. His attention to the letter of the law makes him the target of dislike and mockery by his co-workers. Angel and Butterman eventually bond over drinks at the local pub and action films such as Point Break and Bad Boys II.
A series of gruesome deaths shock the town; Angel investigates, believing them to be murders. He attempts to arrest Simon Skinner (Timothy Dalton), the manager of the local Somerfield supermarket, and member of Sandford's Neighbourhood Watch Alliance, under suspicion of murdering the victims due to their involvement in a lucrative property deal. Skinner is able to provide plausible explanations for all of Angel's charges, and a solid alibi.
Disappointed and concerned that he has become paranoid, Angel returns to his routine policing with Danny. However, he overhears a shopkeeper inquire about the "killers". He realizes that he was wrong in suspecting the murders to be the actions of one person. He takes his multiple-killer theory to Inspector Butterman, who asks him to sleep on it.
When Angel returns to his hotel room he is attacked by a cloaked figure. He knocks the attacker unconscious, discovering it is Michael Armstrong (Rory McCann), the trolley boy at Somerfield, sent by Skinner to kill Angel. Tipped off by Skinner on Michael's walkie-talkie.
Hot Fuzz a comedy?.....
Hot fuzz a comedy?well in some parts yes,others bloody,silly at times but ok.
Hot Fuzz is a 2007 british comedy film the film centres around Pc Nicholas Angela cop dedicated to his job in london,but as he is so good at his job it makes the other cops look bad,so the chief transports him to a sleep quiet crime-free village of Sandford.
Once there he is teamed up with Danny Butterman a well-meaning guy into action films caving action/adventure like in the movies,with his dad being the local police inspector.However a series of bloody murders disguise as accidents with only the glimpse of a figure in black,Angel is sure something is up,and that theses were in fact Murders ends up clashing with the other cops.
Later on he is attacked and led to a castle and he discovers the truth...
who lives or not?........
plenty of action,bloody murders,twist&turns.
Worth watching with the lights out to add to the suspense....
Naughty but Nice
Being a Brit that is proud both of the British way of life and the British sense of humour, I was very much looking forward to cracking Hot Fuzz open when it arrived. While I love the old American movies and sitcoms, nothing quite captures the essence of our playful yet patriotic values like these two do when they get together.
While Hot Fuzz is ever so slightly more realistic than Shaun of the Dead, it offers the same hilarious one-liners, the same tickling adult references and the same pure British "stand by your local pub" values.
Making use of an impressive and welcomed British cast, Hot Fuzz follows the seemingly peaceful life of a small English village with a population that couldn't even fill a McDonalds. Dotted right in the middle of the situation, Nicholas Angel (Pegg... the blonde one) is not quite convinced by the village's inhumane accident rate and dodgy supermarket staff. Working on the case equipped with akimbo pistols, a notepad and a pencil, he purges the village's people for information on the strange events unfolding and ends up biting off more than he can chew.
An incredibly funny and silly comedy that lightens your heart but still delivers that weird sense of pride you get when you see a British Police Car speeding onto the big screen.
I believe that everyone is a fan of comedy and that anyone looking for something less serious to enjoy with a Saturday night curry should invest in this title.
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