The biggest smash of the year in the U.K. (where it had the sixth-biggest opening of all time for a comedy), Hot Fuzz is the action-packed new comedy from the makers of the hit movie Shaun of the Dead.
Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors send him to a place where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing -- the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford.
Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman (Nick Frost). The son of amiable police chief Frank Butterman (Jim Broadbent), Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes his new big-city partner might just be a real-life "bad boy," and his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases he so longs for. Angel is quick to dismiss this as childish fantasy and Danny’s puppy-like enthusiasm only adds to Angel’s growing frustration.
However, as a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and as the intrigue deepens, Danny’s dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gunfighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality.
It's time for these small-town cops to break out some big-city justice.
Written by Pegg and director Edgar Wright, Hot Fuzz reteams Pegg and Frost alongside a killer cast. In addition to Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, the stellar lineup of talent includes Paddy Considine (In America), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), Martin Freeman (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Lucy Punch (The Class), Anne Reid (The Mother), Billie Whitelaw (The Omen), Stuart Wilson (The Mask of Zorro), Edward Woodward (The Equalizer), and plenty of surprises!
A Rogue Pictures presentation in association with StudioCanal of a Working Title production in association with Big Talk Productions. Hot Fuzz. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent. Casting Director, Nina Gold. Music by David Arnold. Costume Designer, Annie Hardinge. Editor, Chris Dickens. Production Designer, Marcus Rowland. Director of Photography, Jess Hall. Line Producer, Ronaldo Vasconcellos. Executive Producer, Natascha Wharton. Written by Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg. Produced by Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner. Directed by Edgar Wright. A Rogue Pictures Release.