History Headscratchers / HotFuzz

1st Aug '16 5:24:58 AM damnedifiaint
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*** I highly doubt Webley was in on the conspiracy - it seems odd that he'd so easily hand over the stash to Angel if he were.
7th Jul '16 2:45:15 AM Hjortron18
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* How did Danny actually make the NWA believe that he killed Nicolas? I understand that Nicolas believes it, he's in shock because he thinks that the Danny he knew was a lie and passed out for some minutes because of that. But wouldn't the NWA make sure that he's ''really'' dead before letting Danny hide his body? At least they should have checked his breathing.
31st Mar '16 3:11:30 AM DoctorNemesis
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** As the troper above says, they probably didn't transfer him out against his will (not entirely, anyway) the first time, but made it perfectly clear that if he didn't accept the promotion, he'd be blocked for the rest of his career. Angel probably decided he'd rather move to the country to accept a promotion rather than remain in London as a constable for the rest of his life. In any case, even Nicholas Angel is only going to accept a certain amount of screwing around with his life on part of the Metropolitan Police before he likely quits, sues them, and goes to the press about how the Metropolitan Police have been repeatedly dicking around their best officer out of little better motivation than spite and arse-covering, which isn't exactly a better outcome for the Met.

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** As the troper above says, they probably didn't transfer him out against his will (not entirely, anyway) the first time, but made it perfectly clear that if he didn't accept the promotion, he'd be blocked for the rest of his career. Angel probably decided he'd rather move to the country to accept a promotion rather than remain in London as a constable for the rest of his life. In any case, even Nicholas Angel is only going to accept a certain amount of screwing around with his life on part of the Metropolitan Police before he likely quits, sues them, and goes to the press about how the Metropolitan Police have been repeatedly dicking around their best officer out of little better motivation than spite spite, jealousy and arse-covering, which arse-covering. This isn't exactly a better outcome for the Met.
31st Mar '16 3:10:37 AM DoctorNemesis
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** As the troper above says, they probably didn't transfer him out against his will (not entirely, anyway) the first time, but made it perfectly clear that if he didn't accept the promotion, he'd be blocked for the rest of his career. Angel probably decided he'd rather move to the country to accept a promotion rather than remain in London as a constable for the rest of his life. In any case, even if they didn't, even Angel is only going to accept a certain amount of screwing around with his life on part of the Metropolitan Police before he quits and probably sues them, which isn't exactly a better outcome for the Met.

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** As the troper above says, they probably didn't transfer him out against his will (not entirely, anyway) the first time, but made it perfectly clear that if he didn't accept the promotion, he'd be blocked for the rest of his career. Angel probably decided he'd rather move to the country to accept a promotion rather than remain in London as a constable for the rest of his life. In any case, even if they didn't, even Nicholas Angel is only going to accept a certain amount of screwing around with his life on part of the Metropolitan Police before he quits and probably likely quits, sues them, and goes to the press about how the Metropolitan Police have been repeatedly dicking around their best officer out of little better motivation than spite and arse-covering, which isn't exactly a better outcome for the Met.
31st Mar '16 3:07:02 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Angel's back, he's tooled up, and he's clearly not not interested in talking. At that point, the priority rapidly switches from "win Village of the Year" to "Make Nicholas Angel dead ''now'' and worry about the rest later."

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** Angel's back, he's tooled up, he knows every detail of their evil scheme, and he's clearly not not interested in talking. At that point, the priority rapidly switches from "win Village of the Year" to "Make Nicholas Angel dead ''now'' and worry about the rest later."
31st Mar '16 2:56:51 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Even if he hadn't reached the exact same conclusion, given how worried he was I suspect he'd found out something potentially incriminating towards someone in the village regarding the 'accidents' that had been taking place.


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** Angel's back, he's tooled up, and he's clearly not not interested in talking. At that point, the priority rapidly switches from "win Village of the Year" to "Make Nicholas Angel dead ''now'' and worry about the rest later."
14th Feb '16 4:44:49 PM Divra
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** Or Webley was in on the conspiracy, and was covering for the others. As for "up-to-date", there is nothing in there which is later than 80's vintage, which could mean war souvenirs from The Falklands. As for the sea mine... I got nothing.

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** Or Webley was in on the conspiracy, and was storing the guns and covering for the others. As for "up-to-date", there is nothing in there which is later than 80's vintage, which could mean war souvenirs from The Falklands. As for the sea mine... I got nothing.
2nd Feb '16 9:27:46 AM blatster
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** Well, not really - Scotland Yard is the HQ of the Met, London's police force - er, service. For historic reasons, the Met being the first officially-sanctioned police agency in the UK, they have a couple of England-wide responsibilities (counter-terrorism and VIP protection, for example) and offer assistance to other services in specialist areas like art crime, but the equivalent agency to the FBI - in that they investigate serious crimes that span multiple areas - is the National Crime Agency. Neither the Met nor NCA would have got involved in events in Sandford because it didn't involve any of the areas they have jurisdiction over. Obviously this is all overthinking a film that has an entire building destroyed by a half-ton of explosives with none of the inhabitants killed...
24th Dec '15 10:23:52 PM Discar
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*** The closest thing Britain has to the FBI is Scotland Yard -- which can only be called in by the local police, not by private individuals.

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*** ** The closest thing Britain has to the FBI is Scotland Yard -- which can only be called in by the local police, not by private individuals.
24th Dec '15 12:36:24 AM EsotericArcane
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**Accidents happen all the time....
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