Angel is soon frustrated by his lazy and incompetent colleagues. [23] Next to Hendon is Mill Hill where Finchley Nurseries is located which is where the flower shop scene was filmed. Hot Fuzz. A happily married man's life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv. When Frank sends the other officers to arrest them, Angel and Danny convince them that Frank is the culprit. You can change cookie preferences; continued site use signifies consent. A tough London cop gets a lesson in explosions, murder and action movies when he’s reassigned to a seemingly dull town. That night, wealthy land developer George Merchant is killed in an apparent gas explosion caused by another cloaked figure who fries bacon and beans at his stove, and his body is launched out of a window by the explosion and lands on the road preceding his house. In its second weekend of release, Rogue Pictures expanded the film's cinema count from 825 to 1,272 and it grossed $4.9 million, representing a 17% dip in the gross. The film was praised by critics for its performances, direction, and humour, and was considered by many critics to be among the best films of 2007 as well as one of the greatest action comedy films of all time.[6][7][8]. His partner, PC Danny Butterman, is a fan of buddy cop films and son of Inspector Frank Butterman, Angel's superior and a member of the Sandford Neighbourhood Watch Alliance (NWA) along with hotel owners Joyce and Bernard Cooper, supermarket owner Simon Skinner, pub owners Roy and Mary Porter, security watcher Tom Weaver, doctor Robin Hatcher, garden shop owner Leslie Tiller, shop owner Anette Roper, Reverend Phillip Shooter, James Reaper, Greg and Sheree Prosser and Amanda Paver.
[56][57] The soundtrack album features dialogue extracts by Pegg, Frost, and other cast members, mostly embedded in the music tracks. [13][14] The title was based on the various two-word titles of action films in the 1980s and 1990s. For one of the final scenes of the film, the Sandford police station is destroyed by an explosion. Frank flees and the officers besiege the supermarket, with Skinner fleeing in a car with Frank. A dummy was used against a green screen and the head was detonated at the point when the object was about to impact the body. [28], Wright has said that Hot Fuzz takes elements from his final amateur film, Dead Right, which he described as both "Lethal Weapon set in Somerset" and "a Dirty Harry film in Somerset". He smiles assuredly before jumping over three in a row (according to the DVD commentary, Pegg vaulted over three fences, and a stunt man did a back flip over the fourth). The next day, Angel returns to Sandford and arms himself with the confiscated guns. The website's consensus reads, "The brilliant minds behind Shaun of the Dead successfully take a shot at the buddy cop genre with Hot Fuzz. It opened at #2 at the American DVD sales chart, selling 853,000 units for over $14m in revenue. "[40] It has a Metacritic score of 81 out of 100, based on 37 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". [29] Pegg and Wright have referred to Hot Fuzz as being the second film in "Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy" with Shaun of the Dead as the first and The World's End as the third. [16], During the latter half of 2005, Working Title Films approached several towns in South West England looking for an appropriate filming location. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost take the buddy cop comedy to a new level for director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead). "[35], The first two teaser trailers were released on 16 October 2006. A local journalist, Tim Messenger, approaches Angel at a church, claiming to have information, but a figure dislodges the church spire and Messenger's head is crushed where he stands. References to Shaun of the Dead are also present in the film.

This is almost identical to a scene in Shaun of the Dead, including the fall-through-fence gag, albeit with the pratfalling role reverse: in Shaun of the Dead it happens to Pegg's character rather than Frost's, and he falls over the fence rather than through it. The soundtrack album, Hot Fuzz: Music from the Motion Picture, was released on 19 February 2007 in the United Kingdom, and on 17 April 2007 in the United States and Canada. '"[15] While writing the script, the film's director and writer, Edgar Wright, as well as Pegg, intended to include Frost as the partner for Pegg's character. [49] Altogether, Hot Fuzz grossed $80,573,774 worldwide. Due to the above release date, the film arrived on region 2 DVD earlier than the theatrical release date in Germany on 14 June 2007. Angel is the only officer who suspects foul play. [44] As an homage to the genre, the film was well received by screenwriter Shane Black. ... Belgian siblings believe they’ve struck pay dirt when they start a business to bury deceased Muslims in the country by importing soil from Morocco. "[35] The most time-consuming gore sequence involved a character's head being crushed by a section of a church. [37] The two returned to the convention again in 2007 to promote the US DVD release. 2007 16+ 2h 1m Comedies. [56] According to the DVD commentary, the scenes where Nicholas Angel is at a convenience store, while leaving Sandford, and his return to the police station while arming for the final shootout (found in the track "Avenging Angel"), were scored by Robert Rodríguez, who did not see the rest of the film while writing the music. After visiting Danny's mother's grave, the two drive off to their next crime scene. Pegg’s natural chemistry with long-time real-life pal Frost remains endearing as ever. Wright revealed that he had to get permission from every actor in each video clip, including stunt men, to use the clips and for the use of the DVD covers had to pay for the rights from the respective studios. Angel is attacked in his hotel room by Michael Armstrong, one of Skinner's employees. The two lead actors of a poorly acted "homage to Romeo and Juliet", whom Angel had pulled over earlier for speeding, are decapitated by a cloaked figure wielding an axe, who disguises it as a car crash. [24] The final scenes were filmed at the surviving ruins of Waverley Abbey. Throughout the film, over seventy gunfight shots were digitally augmented; Briscoe's rationale for adding the additional effects was that "The town square shootout, for example, is full of extra little hits scattered throughout, so that it feels like our hero characters really do have it all going off, all around them. Interested in learning how to change your Netflix country so that you can watch what Netflix shows people in other countries? [34], To illustrate the destruction of the mansion as a result of the gas explosion, gas mortars were placed in front of the building to create large-scale fireballs.

When Danny attempts it, he trips and falls through the fence. [32] The film parodies clichés used in other action movies. Part of the explosion was created by using a set model that showed its windows being blown out, while the building remained intact. [5] Its opening weekend take beat the $3.3 million opening weekend gross of Pegg and Wright's previous film, Shaun of the Dead. [35] When the sequence was shot at a high speed, the flames appeared to surge across the ground. Hot Fuzz is a 2007 action comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. Danny appears and fakes killing Angel. [54] The HD DVD edition has more special features than the standard DVD release. Angel's former superiors ask him to return to London, as the crime rate has risen heavily in his absence, but Angel decides to remain in Sandford. [15] In one interview Wright declared that he "wanted to make a title that really had very little meaning... like Lethal Weapon and Point Break and Executive Decision." As Angel kicks the empty trash bin at Weaver, Weaver accidentally activates the sea mine, killing himself and destroying the station. Visual effects supervisor Richard Briscoe revealed the rationale for using the large amounts of blood: "In many ways, the more extreme you make it, the more people know it is stylised and enjoy the humour inherent in how ridiculous it is. While the Sandford Police are going over the paperwork of the arrests, the elderly Tom Weaver, the last NWA member, bursts into the station wielding a blunderbuss. Belgian siblings believe they’ve struck pay dirt when they start a business to bury deceased Muslims in the country by importing soil from Morocco. The Liberator. It's rather like the (eventually) limbless Black Knight in [Monty Python and the Holy Grail]. He shoots at Angel, but Danny jumps in front. Got Questions or Comments?

He is promoted to Sergeant, but his jealous colleagues arrange for him to be reassigned to the small rural town of Sandford, Gloucestershire, a regular "Village of the Year" winner. Unlock Hot Fuzz and thousands of other movies and TV shows worldwide! [20][56], Not to be confused with the Killers album, 2007 comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, "Simon Pegg: The World's End is $4 million shy of double what Hot Fuzz cost", "Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews", "10 Things That Make Hot Fuzz One of the Funniest Cop Movies Ever Made", "Five celebrity movie cameos you totally missed", "15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Hot Fuzz", "Hot Interview with Director/Screenwriter Edgar Wright and Actor Nick Frost of Hot Fuzz", "Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost talk Hot Fuzz", "Interview with the Stars of Hot Fuzz – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost", "Best Buddy Cop Movies – A Celebration – Sky Movies HD", "Spaced duo savour sweet taste of success", "Interview: Edgar Wright Tackles Hot Fuzz", "Hot Fuzz's Edgar Wright and Nick Frost at Comic-Con", "Comic-Con: Hot Fuzz on DVD Today, Play the Shootout Game Now! Frank explains that his motive is that his late wife Irene had put everything into helping Sandford win the first "Village of the Year", but travellers ruined their chances the night before the judges arrived, driving her to suicide. [50], The DVD was released on 11 June 2007 in the UK. The film debuted on 14 February 2007 in the United Kingdom and 20 April in the United States, grossing US$80 million worldwide. Other music from the film is a mix of 1960s and 1970s British rock (The Kinks, T. Rex, The Move, Sweet, The Troggs, Arthur Brown, Cozy Powell, Dire Straits), new wave (Adam Ant, XTC) and a Glaswegian indie band (The Fratellis).
Pretending to dispose of the body, Danny drives Angel away and urges him to return to London for his own safety. [22] Filming also took place at the Hendon Police College, including the driving school skid pan and athletic track.

Check out how! We use cookies (why?). [21] While shooting scenes in their uniforms, Pegg and Frost were often mistaken for genuine police officers and asked for directions by passers-by.

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