Hot Fuzz

Continuity mistake: Nick's character is eating an ice cream in the police car and eats the whole thing. When the shot changes to Simon's side, he's still got about half of it left.

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Cybermoose
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Visible crew/equipment: After Leslie Tiller is stabbed with the garden shears, when Nicholas chases after the hooded figure, just as he dives over a table with potted plants the blue crash mat is visible under the table. (Slow motion is not necessary.)

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Super Grover
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Revealing mistake: When the Sergeant has the shotguns in the backpack on his back, and you see a close up of his face, you can see that the shotguns do not have triggers. On plastic prop rifles, the trigger is usually molded into the trigger guard in the pulled back position, and you can see this on these prop shotguns.

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Ian Hunt
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Factual error: At the end of the film, SGT Angel gets into his Police car Subaru Impreza, and on the bonnet it has the writing 'Sandford Constabulary'. This is incorrect, it would in fact be 'Gloucestershire Constabulary' as established at the start of the film that Sandford is in Gloucestershire. A Constabulary is always named after the County, never after a tiny village within that County.

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Continuity mistake: When Michael attacks Nicholas in his hotel room, during this scene objects being broken or shoved (such as stuffed monkey, radio, lamp, picture) change their position, or the characteristics of the actual damage, change from shot to shot. Additionally, when Nicholas is slammed into the picture it begins to fall forward, but next shot it rests upright against the wall.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Angel is chasing the shoplifter, the distance between Angel and the gold statue keeps changing in different shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the pub, when Nicholas and Danny overturn a table and take cover, in following shots the holes and damage to the table either disappear or change significantly, depending on camera angle.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Nicholas sits in front of Frank Butterman's desk, as they discuss his idea of multiple killers, one of the window shade slats is flipped up and out of position. After a brief close-up of Butterman, the slats are perfectly aligned in Nicholas's close-up.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Doris comes into the station with Danny's birthday cake she has a pair of fake boobs over her sweater. But when she puts the cake down on the table they have disappeared, even though she was holding the cake with both hands.

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Jack Vaughan
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Revealing mistake: When Angel and Danny jump into the skip, you can see the boxes under the rubbish have been placed there specifically.

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A Demon
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Continuity mistake: When Nicholas is asked for his autograph, for breakfast, his signature, as well as the ones above and below his, differs between the side and top shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: During the second "eating ice cream in the patrol car" scene, when both Nick and Danny are eating ice cream cones, the amount of ice cream smeared around Nick's mouth changes size and location between the cutaway shots.

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Continuity mistake: Immediately after Tim Messenger is killed, Angel runs to the top of the church spire. As he exits the door onto the roof, the remains of the small spire that fell on Messenger can be seen on the right hand side of the screen. In the long shot of the roof that immediately follows this, the remains of the small spire are missing.

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Tailkinker

Continuity mistake: When Nicholas and Danny are discussing the case at the table, Nicholas groans and drops his head onto his arms. When we cut back to Nicholas, his head is on the desk.

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Other mistake: When Martin Freeman punches in the numbers on the telephone to call Steve Coogan, the numbers he enters are not shown on the telephone's screen.

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Revealing mistake: After Angel gets shot in the vest, you get a good closeup of his bandoleer of shotgun shells. You can see the gold paint rubbed off on the primer side of the cartridges, revealing the red plastic underneath. You can also see that the end of the round either just has paper stuffed into it or is completely empty. A real shotgun round will have a brass cap/primer and the end will either be folded completely over (like the shutter of a camera) or show a rifled slug inside.

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Ian Hunt

Continuity mistake: In Nicholas's hotel room, just after Nicholas is thrown onto the bed, Michael shoves Nicholas into the dresser. In the first shot (facing the dresser), the officer's back faces the dresser, as he slams his head into Michael's stomach (which is to the right of the dresser), and his arm is stretched when he breaks the glass. Second (close-up) shot (facing the right side of the dresser), Nicholas's head faces the opposite way (to the left of the lamp) and his arm is bent at the elbow as the glass breaks again. Third shot (same angle as first), his body position is the same as first shot.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Nicholas and Danny break into the bar in the village shoot out, the barman has a double barrel shotgun, so it's only capable of holding 2 shells and firing either both shells or one at a time. Either way, if you watch closely, he lets off 3 shells.

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RodgerTheAlien
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Revealing mistake: When the officer holding the double barrel shotgun has it broken open to reload it, you can see that the primers have been dimpled, meaning that they've been fired. The rifle is closed up again without the spent shells being replaced.

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Ian Hunt
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Deliberate mistake: The floating contact mine that explodes at the end of the movie would never have been put in an evidence room in a police station. Barring that error for the plot's sake, FCMs weigh 450lbs and would have required a hydraulic crane and a cart to move it, not just a couple of guys. They also did not contain clocks.

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Ian Hunt

Continuity mistake: When the police are running to the door of Somerfield, Danny is in front. Camera cuts and now Angel is arriving at the trolleys first.

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A Demon

Factual error: Somehow, after being visibly shot directly, at least 6 times, the glass or plastic window of the deli case does not shatter, with powerful shotgun bullets merely ricocheting off glass. [Originally, Wright wanted the glass at the deli counter to shatter during the supermarket shoot-out. However, the production decided it would be too expensive to replace because it was curved glass. To explain why the glass does not shatter, Wright included sounds of bullets ricocheting off bulletproof glass, presuming Skinner had planned ahead and made his deli out of bulletproof glass just in case the fuzz came after him. However, when the cops rammed the shopping carts into the deli counter at the end of the scene, it broke the glass anyway.]

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Continuity mistake: When Angel asks his superior why everyone is eating chocolate cake, behind Angel you can see Danny with a literal few crumbs left on the plate. When the Sergeant replies to Angel and Danny looks up smiling, you can see there is now a lot more cake on the plate.

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Jack Vaughan
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Revealing mistake: When Tim Messenger gets the spike dropped on his head you can tell he has been swapped with a CGI look-alike.

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AidanN

Factual error: PC Angel's collar number is initially HF 777. Whilst a borough code of HF doesn't actually exist there would be a borough code for the Metropolitan Police as it is big enough to warrant one. I'll guess the HF to be for Hot Fuzz? Once PC Angel is promoted to sergeant and also transferred to Sandford his collar number changes to SF 777. Not only would the borough code not be required in the much smaller Sandford, but SF is a Metropolitan borough code for Finchley. The number would also change from 777. Three digit numbers are reserved for constables whilst sergeants would have either a one or two digit number, as in Martin Freeman's HF 90. The twin sergeants, Turner, both have collar number SF 101, when they should have different one or two digit numbers, likewise sergeant Fisher who has SF 137 and the later promoted sergeant Butterman, SF 128. It appears that the format of these collar codes is left to the discretion of each constabulary but the number of digits denoting rank seems to be uniformly accepted throughout the UK.

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MrTom

Factual error: After the gas explosion, the entire house is leveled. Not so much as a trace of house left other than a few bricks. There is no way that a gas explosion in a kitchen could level a house that size.

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A Demon

Factual error: When Joyce is shooting the MP34 at Angel, she hits a car window. The bullet creates a nice little hole but nothing else whatsoever happens to the glass. The glass should, at the very least, smash.

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A Demon

Continuity mistake: When Angel is chasing the shoplifter, he stops to look at the swan for five seconds. In this time, the shoplifter who is running away hardly gets away from Angel. With the speed he is running he should be at least twice as far away from Angel as he actually is.

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A Demon

Continuity mistake: When diving into the pub, Danny and Nick's position is constantly changing through the dive. In some shots they are nearly on the floor, but still high in the air in the next shot.

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A Demon

Visible crew/equipment: When the police are storming the local Somerfield shop, after pushing the trolleys into the butchers, they are attacked by others of the shops staff who are throwing fruit. In one close up shot of the fruit being thrown if you look carefully at the pineapple as it's in the air there is a white part on the bottom. This suggests that the fruit being thrown are actually plastic. Slow motion is useful to see this but not required.

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Continuity mistake: The shoplifter at the station constantly changes stance depending on the camera angle; he leans against the wall, then slouches forward.

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Other mistake: Sergeant Fisher is never seen wearing any rank insignia. He therefore appears to be an ordinary PC.

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Necrothesp

Factual error: Angel says he went to Canterbury University. It's actually called the University of Kent or the University of Kent at Canterbury, but never Canterbury University. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury's other university, only became a university in 2005, after Angel is likely to have ceased being a student.

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Necrothesp

Continuity mistake: When Angel is talking to his superiors about the transfer, his collar changes from being not tucked in to being tucked in to his shirt.

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minikilla13

Continuity mistake: When Michael (the 'yarp' guy) has been knocked out by Angel, Danny appears and gives Angel his notepad. Angel then turns to leave twice.

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A Demon

Audio problem: When Angel is having a go at Danny in the rain after Tim Messenger has been murdered, there is a shot of Danny over Angel's shoulder. In this shot you can see Angel's mouth isn't moving, but we hear him still shouting at Danny.

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A Demon

Revealing mistake: When Nicholas and Danny discover the firearms collection and the sea mine at Webley's farm, they end up running from the barn along with PC Walker (and Saxon) who run to the right of screen, and Webley himself, who runs to the left of screen. Immediately after Webley disappears off-screen to the left, his shotgun barrel swings back into shot. The barrel then drops out of sight behind a low grey structure only a few metres from the door of the barn containing the sea mine, putting Webley on the side of the structure facing the barn. Presumably done to allow the 65-year-old David Bradley, playing Webley, to run only a short distance.

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Tailkinker

Continuity mistake: When Martin Blower and Eve Draper get pulled over for speeding by Angel and Danny, Eve's arm alternates between being on the door frame and being by her side at the start of the conversation between Angel and Martin Blower.

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Heather Benton

Revealing mistake: When Michael is unconscious in the freezer after the fight with Angel in the supermarket, there is a close-up of his face and you can see his real teeth behind the prosthetic ones.

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Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Angel, Danny and the Andies are running with the trolleys to the butchers in Somerfield, two others give cover fire and appear in the isle behind Angel and Danny. Camera cuts and they appear again.

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A Demon

Revealing mistake: The shot of Nicholas Angel jumping into the skip is a stuntman with a rather vividly dyed wig.

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GalahadFairlight

Revealing mistake: After Angel leaves Skinner's office to confront the shoplifter, (before Angel arrives next to him at the shelves) the shoplifter isn't putting any items into his pockets - he's merely miming the gesture.

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Heather Benton

Other mistake: When Sgt. Angel meets Joyce Cooper at the hotel, she is making a crossword puzzle. She said "Fascist" and then read the definition, but that word is not 7 across as she says, but 14 down.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Angel stands after being shot in his bulletproof vest, the entire crew is reflected in his sunglasses. Most obvious is the boom operator with his microphone.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, Angel's nose bleed changes instantly depending on the shot.

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A Demon

Visible crew/equipment: When Angel is chasing the shoplifter, look in the car's bodywork and you can see the camera's reflection. (It's a black rectangle that moves along the cars body work). You have to look extremely carefully, and slow-mo may help but is NOT essential.

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A Demon

Visible crew/equipment: When Angel is in the Volkswagan and going back to Sandford, there is a closeup of Angel. In his sunglasses you can see the camera clear as day.

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A Demon

Continuity mistake: In the pub scene where Angel asks Fisher if he has been stabbed before, Fisher's level of beer in his glass changes slightly depending on the camera angle.

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A Demon

Visible crew/equipment: After Frank shoots the light thing on the ceiling and he gets away, just about when Nicholas says "He'll come round" and the camera is aiming down where Frank got away, look at the bottom half on the screen and you can see someone's/something's shadow moving.

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RodgerTheAlien

Continuity mistake: When Angel pulls over the yellow car, there is already writing on his notepad. The notepad then is clear, and he starts writing in his notepad.

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A Demon

Revealing mistake: When Angel and Danny are getting the pints at the pub, the same clip is used for the fresh pints being handed to Angel and Danny.

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A Demon

Continuity mistake: When Angel is chasing the shoplifter down the lane, the lane changes in style instantly. From old style rock walls to garages and trees, instantly.

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A Demon

Audio problem: When SGT Angel is at the train station with his Japanese Piece Lily and is waiting on the bench, we see a British Rail Class 165 leaving, however the speed the train is going at is too slow for the matching traction sounds (the sound of the train going over gaps in the rails). Also the rear of the train does not match a Chiltern Railways 165, it looks as if it has been edited (although the number reads 165007). Later on, we see Angel almost dropping off to sleep and a fast train comes in and blows the horn, the horn sounded does not match the horn that would come from this type of train, it sounds more of what would come from an EMU version (possibly 365 or 465 Networker).

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DS Andy Wainwright: You do know there are more guns in the country than there are in the city.
DS Andy Cartwright: Everyone and their mums is packin' round here!
Nicholas Angel: Like who?
DS Andy Wainwright: Farmers.
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In the scene at the supermarket, Danny is looking at a selection of DVDs, but when he puts it down to chase the thief, in the bin you can see the DVD named "Zombies Party" which is the Spanish version of Shaun of the Dead.

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