Hot Fuzz

Trivia: 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.

Trivia: Simon Pegg is a huge fan of The Simpsons, featuring them on posters in his series 'Spaced'. He pays tribute to them in Hot Fuzz by using the name Aaron A Aaronson. Aaron A Aaronson was listed as the first Springfieldarian to vote for Sideshow Bob in 'Sideshow Bob Roberts' and was credited as one of the two biggest gossips in Springfield in 'And Maggie Makes Three'.


Trivia: Real life police actually praise this movie for one aspect. And that is the realistic depiction of paperwork being done after every event. Most police films and shows never show or talk about the paperwork and cops were glad to see the most annoying part of the job finally get recognition.

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Trivia: There are brief cameos at the start of the film by Peter Jackson as Bad Santa, who stabs Nicholas, and Garth Jennings as the Crackhead who holds hostages. Later, Cate Blanchett appears as Janine, who is hidden behind a surgical mask, and from whom Nicholas is estranged. And the film's director, Edgar Wright, is seen as the store employee pushing the cart when Nicholas walks towards the manager's office.

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Trivia: Hot Fuzz is set in the town of Sandford, which is an in joke reference to the real Police who use the same town name, although fictionally, during probationary Police training for Police officers. Sandford does exist, but its not just one place, there are many towns and villages across Britain sharing the name.


Trivia: When Skinner passes the first two murders in his car, the music playing in his car relates to the people being murdered - Romeo and Juliet for the actors, and Fire for the house explosion And at the fair he's saying "splat the rat" referring to Tim Messenger.

Trivia: When they do the handbrake turn at the very end of the film, we see the gear stick for a fraction of a second. Freeze-frame it and you'll see it has the initials "HF" on it.

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Trivia: In the credits, the 'music supervisor' is listed as Nick Angel, same name as the main character. This comes after the roll of actors during a list of some production staff before the roll of characters. It follows 'music by David Arnold' and before 'casting by Nina Gold'.



Trivia: Sergeant Nick Angel is noted for having an award for "Operation Takedown." but if you notice the plaques on the wall, he also has awards for operations "Shakedown" and "Crackdown."

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Trivia: The Somerfield store used in the film was an actual Somerfield store in the City of Wells at the time of filming and the company welcomed the film crew using their store for all exterior shots. It was soon taken over by Co-Op who kept it as a supermarket until 2015 where it was closed down and remains vacant to this day.

Trivia: Most of the scenes and lines this movie parodies come from Bad Boys II and Point Break, except for one. The line the doctor says: "I brought you into this world Danny, seems rather fitting I'll be the one to take you out of it", is from The Island, another Michael Bay movie.



Trivia: The arcade machine in the movie has also appeared in the other two films in the "Cornetto Trilogy", which consists of Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End. The same fence joke also appears in all three films with someone trying to jump a fence but crashes through it or knocks it fully down.

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Trivia: The officials for the "Village of the Year" competition, seen when Nicholas and Danny drive away, are portrayed by Peter Wild and the mothers of director Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg.

Trivia: The picture of a young Danny you see in this movie is actually Nick Frost as a child.

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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Answer: Just before "Auntie Jackie's sisters' brothers' boy' legs it, Danny is looking at the DVDs in the supermarket and there's a copy of Shaun of the Dead in the bargain bin...albeit the Spanish version! Only £4.99! It was released as "Zombie Party" in Spain but has the same front cover as UK release.

Answer: Jumping over fences, and "want anything from shop?" "Cornetto". That's just off top of my head having not seen either film in around 3 years.


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