Get ready for a gut-busting outrageous comedy from the guys that created SShaun Of The Dead. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a big-city cop who can t be stopped - but he s making everyone else on the force look bad. When he is reassigned to a small quiet town he struggles with this new seemingly idyllic world and his bumbling partner (Nick Frost). But their dull existence is interrupted by several grisly and suspicious accidents and the crime-fighting duo turn up the heat and hand out high-octane car-chasing gun-fighting big-city justice in this hilarious hit critics are calling Outrageous! Uproariously Funny! (Thelma Adams US Weekly.). Actors: Jim Broadbent - Julia Deakin - Kenneth Cranham - Nick Frost - Simon Pegg - Timothy Dalton. Director: Edgar Wright. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 121 mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: R. Genre: Comedy. Subgenre: Action. Release Year: 2007.
In Shaun of the Dead
, it was the zombie movie and the anomie of modern life. In Hot Fuzz
, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg set their sights on the buddy cop blockbuster and the eccentric English village. The two worlds collide when overachieving London officer Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is promoted to sergeant. The catch is that he's being transferred to Agatha Christie country. His superiors (the comic trifecta of Martin Campbell, Steve Coogan, and Bill Nighy) explain that he's making the rest of the force look bad. On the surface, Sandford is a sleepy little burg where the most egregious crimes, like loitering, are committed by hoody-sporting schoolboys. In truth, it's a hotbed of Willow Man
-style evil. Upon his arrival, Chief Butterman (Jim Broadbent) partners Angel with his daft son, Danny (Nick Frost, Pegg's Shaun
co-star), who aspires to kick criminal "arse" like the slick duo in Bad Boys II
. When random citizens start turning up dead, he gets his chance. With the worshipful Danny at his side, Angel shows his cake-eating colleagues how things are done in the big city. As in Shaun
, their previous picture, Wright and Pegg hit their targets more often than not. With the success of that debut comes a bigger budget for car chases, shoot-outs, and fiery explosions. Though Hot Fuzz
earns its R-rating with salty language and grisly deaths, the tone is more good-natured than mean-spirited. A wall-to-wall soundtrack of boisterous British favorites, like the Kinks, T-Rex, and Sweet, contributes to the fast-paced fun. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
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