Summer 2007 Summer Films series
Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 8:00pm
Directed by Edgar Wright
Screenplay by Simon Pegg
Starring Bill Bailey, Paddy Considine, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg
Rated 14A ·
Hot Fuzz is the action-packed new comedy from the makers of the hit movie Shaun of the Dead. With the same razor-sharp combination of humour and attention to detail they used to breathe new life into the undead, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have set their sights on action movies for their next uniquely funny vision.
Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg, Shaun of the Dead) is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400 per cent higher than any other officer on the force. He’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors (Martin Freeman, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Steve Coogan, Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story; and Bill Nighy, The Constant Gardener) send him to a place where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing – the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford, Gloucestershire.
Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager Constable Danny Butterman (Nick Frost, Shaun of the Dead). The son of amiable Chief Inspector 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,” offering him a 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.