History Trivia / HotFuzz

19th May '16 9:38:57 PM nombretomado
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** [[PeepShow Sophie]] as PC Doris Thatcher

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** [[PeepShow [[Series/PeepShow Sophie]] as PC Doris Thatcher
30th Apr '16 5:53:16 PM DorisWildthyme
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script had a Buddhist monk in the town instead of Reverend Shooter. This was no doubt changed because an elderly Church of England vicar was a better fit for the village's rural aesthetic, [[spoiler: but a ''Buddhist monk'' pulling out a pair of guns could have been [[RefugeInAudacity even funnier]].]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script had a Buddhist monk in the town instead of Reverend Shooter. This was no doubt changed because an elderly Church of England vicar was a better fit for the village's rural aesthetic, [[spoiler: but a ''Buddhist monk'' pulling out a pair of guns could have been [[RefugeInAudacity even funnier]]. This is alluded to when the Reverend bellows "Fuck off, Grasshopper!" at Nicholas.]]
30th Apr '16 5:48:26 PM DorisWildthyme
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** Just before dying, [[Creator/EdwardWoodward Tom Weaver]] mutters "Oh god", just as he did in Film/TheWickerMan.
4th Apr '16 11:54:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Of course, [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Shaun]]/[[Series/{{Spaced}} Tim]] as Nicholas Angel and [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Ed]]/[[{{Spaced}} Mike]] as Danny Butterman.
** [[Series/{{Spaced}} Marsha]] is now a pub landlady.
** Stephen Merchant, co-creator of ''TheOffice'' as P.I. Staker.
** Cato the Censor has now moved to rural England and joined the police force.
** [[Series/{{Shameless}} Frank Gallagher]] is now doing bad Shakespeare.
24th Mar '16 2:10:24 PM nombretomado
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** [[{{Shameless}} Frank Gallagher]] directs Romeo and Juliet.
** [[CoronationStreet Val Barlow]] is Leslie Tiller, [[Series/DoctorWho who is also a vampire.]]

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** [[{{Shameless}} [[Series/ShamelessUK Frank Gallagher]] directs Romeo and Juliet.
** [[CoronationStreet [[Series/CoronationStreet Val Barlow]] is Leslie Tiller, [[Series/DoctorWho who is also a vampire.]]
28th Feb '16 3:30:42 PM Kitchen90
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** The reporter Tim Messenger is Adam Buxton of [[Series/TheAdamAndJoeShow Adam And Joe]]... well, fame is such a strong word. But he's certainly recognized by a generation of Brits who were of stumbling-home-drunk-and-switching-on-Channel-4 age in the mid-late 90s.

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** The reporter Tim Messenger is Adam Buxton of [[Series/TheAdamAndJoeShow Adam And Joe]]...Creator/AdamBuxton ... well, fame is such a strong word. But he's certainly recognized by a generation of Brits who were of stumbling-home-drunk-and-switching-on-Channel-4 age [[Series/TheAdamAndJoeShow in the mid-late 90s.90s]].
24th Oct '15 11:43:24 AM CynicalBastardo
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** [[Series/{{Shameless}} Frank Gallagher]] is now doing bad Shakespeare.
8th Sep '15 9:52:31 AM GeneralSpecific
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* ActorAllusion to ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' with the fence-leaping scene, now reversed. Also, "What are you thinking?" "...Pub?"

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* ActorAllusion ActorAllusion: There are multiple references to ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost playing the fence-leaping scene, now reversed. Also, leads of ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.
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"What are you thinking?" "...Pub?"



** Yeeeeeaaaah boy!
** Although unlike Shaun, Angel knows what "exacerbate" means.
** What's the matter? Haven't you ever take a shortcut before? (*thump*)

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** Yeeeeeaaaah boy!
"Yeeeeeaaaah boy!"
** Although unlike Unlike Shaun, Angel knows what "exacerbate" means.
** What's "What's the matter? Haven't you ever take a shortcut before? (*thump*)before?"



* HeyItsThatGuy: Of course, [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Shaun]]/[[Series/{{Spaced}} Tim]] as Nicholas Angel and [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Ed]]/[[{{Spaced}} Mike]] as Danny Butterman.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
**
Of course, [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Shaun]]/[[Series/{{Spaced}} Tim]] as Nicholas Angel and [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Ed]]/[[{{Spaced}} Mike]] as Danny Butterman.



* RetroactiveRecognition: (Probably only to people outside the U.K., who wouldn't be as familiar with Stephen Merchant.) Hey [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Wheatley]], have you always had problems with birds?

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* RetroactiveRecognition: (Probably only to people outside the U.K., who wouldn't be as familiar with Stephen Merchant.) Hey [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Wheatley]], have you always had problems with birds?



** The bad guy from ''The Mask of Zorro'' is a doctor. He'll deal with it.

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** The bad guy from ''The Mask of Zorro'' ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' is a doctor. He'll deal with it.



** And the truly savvy will recognize Franchise/IndianaJones' French, head-exploding rival [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Belloq]] as the Reverend. He was also [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie Ivan Ooze]], in case you needed more proof not to trust him.
** Manny from BlackBooks is an administrator for the local Police Service.
*** And The Cleaner is the other Sgt. Fisher.

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** And the The truly savvy will recognize Franchise/IndianaJones' French, head-exploding rival [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Belloq]] as the Reverend. He was also [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie Ivan Ooze]], in case you needed more proof not to trust him.
** Manny from BlackBooks ''Series/BlackBooks'' is an administrator for the local Police Service.
*** And ** [[Series/BlackBooks The Cleaner Cleaner]] is the other Sgt. Fisher.



*** He's not the only migrant - Walder Frey makes an appearance as Webley.
*** Alternatively, we see [[Film/HarryPotter Argus Filch]] instead.

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*** He's not the only migrant - ** Walder Frey makes an appearance as Webley.
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Webley. Alternatively, we see [[Film/HarryPotter Argus Filch]] instead.



*** And, as stated at the top of the page, CateBlanchett also has an uncredited cameo as Angel's ex-girlfriend, Janine.

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*** And, as ** As stated at the top of the page, CateBlanchett also has an uncredited cameo as Angel's ex-girlfriend, Janine.



** The reporter Tim Messenger is Adam Buxton of [[Series/TheAdamAndJoeShow Adam And Joe]]... well, fame is such a strong word. But he's certainly recognised by a generation of Brits who were of stumbling-home-drunk-and-switching-on-Channel-4 age in the mid-late 90s.
*** Probably more recognizable as [[Series/TheITCrowd Bill Crouse]].
* PlayingAgainstType: Simon Pegg normally plays lazy slackers, but in this film, he plays a very serious character.
** Also Creator/JimBroadbent normally plays warm avuncular characters. Played with here - he appears to be one of these but is actually the BigBad.
* Nicholas Angel's service number is 777, also known as the mark of God.
* A first draft of the script included a female love interest for Angel, called Victoria. She was eventually cut, but many of her lines were transferred to Danny; [[HoYay with very few changes.]]
* Sandford is the name used for the setting in all police training roleplays. While Hot Fuzz was filmed in the city of Wells, there is actually a town called Sandford a few miles away.
* Nicholas Angel is named after the musical supervisor for both ''Hot Fuzz'' and ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', Nick Angel. Also while researching for the film, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg discovered that a surprising number of police officers were called Nick or Andy; not only adding weight to the main character's name, but setting up the 'Andes' joke with the two Andys
* Simon Pegg not only underwent weapons training for his role, he lost two stone (around 28lbs) whilst doing so. He also took up jogging, and continued to do so while filming in Somerset.
* The Somerfield that Skinner runs was not only a real UK supermarket chain[[note]]soon after "Hot Fuzz" was released, it was bought out by the Co-op, which ditched the name; it was also used as the basis for the fake supermarket used in the UK adaptation of ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' back in the 90s[[/note]], the exterior shots are of the very same store that director EdgarWright used to work at as a teenager. He's even got a brief 'blink and you'll miss it' cameo of pushing a cage in the background.
* BillBailey plays two different characters that share the same service number, 101. One character is seen reading novels by Iain Banks, while the other reads novels by Iain M. Banks. They're both written by the same author, the 'M' just shows that the book is science fiction.
* The blond haired boy stood next to Nicholas Angel in the school picture, the one who Tim Messenger suggests he lets wear his helmet, is called [[ThemeNaming Gabriel]], and actually had a bigger role in the uncut version of the film. This can be seen in the deleted scenes on the DVD.
* When the chase in the grocery store begins while, Danny is looking at the Bargain Bin [=DVDs=], the DVD he tosses back in the bin lands on a film called "Zombies Party;", ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'''s name in Spain.
* An alternate take puts Angel's arrest record at 400% higher than all other Met officers, rather than just any other. That slight change would put him out of "supercop" territory into "it turns out yes, he ''is'' the sheriff of London", and the film makers didn't seem too think much of it.

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** The reporter Tim Messenger is Adam Buxton of [[Series/TheAdamAndJoeShow Adam And Joe]]... well, fame is such a strong word. But he's certainly recognised recognized by a generation of Brits who were of stumbling-home-drunk-and-switching-on-Channel-4 age in the mid-late 90s.
*** Probably more recognizable as [[Series/TheITCrowd Bill Crouse]].
* PlayingAgainstType: PlayingAgainstType:
**
Simon Pegg normally plays lazy slackers, but in this film, he plays a very serious character.
** Also Creator/JimBroadbent Jim Broadbent normally plays warm avuncular characters. Played with here - he [[spoiler:he appears to be one of these but is actually the BigBad.
* Nicholas Angel's service number is 777, also known as the mark of God.
* A first draft of the script included a female love interest for Angel, called Victoria. She was eventually cut, but many of her lines were transferred to Danny; [[HoYay with very few changes.]]
* Sandford is the name used for the setting in all police training roleplays. While Hot Fuzz was filmed in the city of Wells, there is actually a town called Sandford a few miles away.
* Nicholas Angel is named after the musical supervisor for both ''Hot Fuzz'' and ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', Nick Angel. Also while researching for the film, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg discovered that a surprising number of police officers were called Nick or Andy; not only adding weight to the main character's name, but setting up the 'Andes' joke with the two Andys
* Simon Pegg not only underwent weapons training for his role, he lost two stone (around 28lbs) whilst doing so. He also took up jogging, and continued to do so while filming in Somerset.
* The Somerfield that Skinner runs was not only a real UK supermarket chain[[note]]soon after "Hot Fuzz" was released, it was bought out by the Co-op, which ditched the name; it was also used as the basis for the fake supermarket used in the UK adaptation of ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' back in the 90s[[/note]], the exterior shots are of the very same store that director EdgarWright used to work at as a teenager. He's even got a brief 'blink and you'll miss it' cameo of pushing a cage in the background.
* BillBailey plays two different characters that share the same service number, 101. One character is seen reading novels by Iain Banks, while the other reads novels by Iain M. Banks. They're both written by the same author, the 'M' just shows that the book is science fiction.
* The blond haired boy stood next to Nicholas Angel in the school picture, the one who Tim Messenger suggests he lets wear his helmet, is called [[ThemeNaming Gabriel]], and actually had a bigger role in the uncut version of the film. This can be seen in the deleted scenes on the DVD.
* When the chase in the grocery store begins while, Danny is looking at the Bargain Bin [=DVDs=], the DVD he tosses back in the bin lands on a film called "Zombies Party;", ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'''s name in Spain.
* An alternate take puts Angel's arrest record at 400% higher than all other Met officers, rather than just any other. That slight change would put him out of "supercop" territory into "it turns out yes, he ''is'' the sheriff of London", and the film makers didn't seem too think much of it.
BigBad.]]



** Presumably why hence the line [[spoiler: "Fuck off, Grasshopper!"]]
23rd Aug '15 8:43:57 AM themisterfree
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* The Somerfield that Skinner runs was not only a real UK supermarket chain[[note]]soon after "Hot Fuzz" was released, it was bought out by the Co-op, which ditched the name[[/note]], the exterior shots are of the very same store that director EdgarWright used to work at as a teenager. He's even got a brief 'blink and you'll miss it' cameo of pushing a cage in the background.

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* The Somerfield that Skinner runs was not only a real UK supermarket chain[[note]]soon after "Hot Fuzz" was released, it was bought out by the Co-op, which ditched the name[[/note]], name; it was also used as the basis for the fake supermarket used in the UK adaptation of ''Series/SupermarketSweep'' back in the 90s[[/note]], the exterior shots are of the very same store that director EdgarWright used to work at as a teenager. He's even got a brief 'blink and you'll miss it' cameo of pushing a cage in the background.
16th Aug '15 7:46:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** The reporter Tim Messenger is Adam Buxton of [[TheAdamAndJoeShow Adam And Joe]]... well, fame is such a strong word. But he's certainly recognised by a generation of Brits who were of stumbling-home-drunk-and-switching-on-Channel-4 age in the mid-late 90s.

to:

** The reporter Tim Messenger is Adam Buxton of [[TheAdamAndJoeShow [[Series/TheAdamAndJoeShow Adam And Joe]]... well, fame is such a strong word. But he's certainly recognised by a generation of Brits who were of stumbling-home-drunk-and-switching-on-Channel-4 age in the mid-late 90s.
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