* ActingForTwo: Creator/BillBailey plays both Sgt. Turners.
* ActorAllusion: There are multiple references to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost playing the leads of ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.
** "What are you thinking?" "...Pub?"
** The Cornettos.
** "Yeeeeeaaaah boy!"
** Unlike Shaun, Angel knows what "exacerbate" means.
** "What's the matter? Haven't you ever take a shortcut before?"
** Danny ''almost'' points out to Nicholas that he's got red on him; Nicholas stops him from speaking.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/Jim Broadbent was a big fan of ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' and asked them for a role in Creator/SimonPegg and Creator/EdgarWright's next film. They wrote the part of Inspector Butterman for him.
** Just before dying, [[Creator/EdwardWoodward Tom Weaver]] mutters "Oh god", just as he did in ''Film/TheWickerMan1973''.
* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/SimonPegg lost over two stone (twenty-eight pounds, thirteen-ish kilograms) in preparing for the role of Nicholas Angel.
* HostilityOnTheSet: Before filming the lay-by scene, Creator/SimonPegg and Creator/NickFrost reportedly had an argument. Pegg claimed Frost was getting cocky and making the Assistant Directors get him coffee, whereas Pegg wanted him to get his own. As a result, they took four hours to do that scene, and they didn't talk to each other at all, except when acting.
* LoopingLines: Creator/SimonPegg redubbed most of his lines from the second half of the movie to make his voice sound more like an 80s action hero.
* ProductionPosse: From the people--on-screen and off--who brought you ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' and ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''!
* RealLifeRelative: The two female Village of the Year judges are played by Creator/EdgarWright's and Creator/SimonPegg's mothers. The DVDCommentary confirms this.
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/SimonPegg normally plays lazy slackers, but his character here doesn't even crack a smile until an hour in.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: Creator/JimBroadbent normally plays warm avuncular characters. [[spoiler:He appears to be one of these but is actually the BigBad.]]
* UncreditedRole: Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/SteveCoogan and Creator/PeterJackson all have brief uncredited cameos.
* WagTheDirector: In the script, Frank's wife's name was Iris, but since Creator/JimBroadbent had recently won an Oscar for playing the husband of a woman named Iris in ''Film/{{Iris}}'', he thought viewers might see it as a reference to that, so he asked for her name to be changed, to Irene.
* 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.]]
** The blond haired boy stood next to Angel at the school, the one who Tim Messenger suggests wears Angel's hat, is called [[MeaningfulName Gabriel]] and he originally had his own plot and backstory. He would have been the grandson of Tom Weaver, the man behind the extensive surveillance system, and the 'leader' of the hoodies that Angel recruits later on in the film.
** Angel actually had a love interest in the first draft of the script, called Victoria. However she was cut, [[HoYay and most of her lines were given to Danny, with little to no changes.]]
* WorkingTitle: Creator/EdgarWright originally wanted to name the movie ''Hott Fuzz''. Creator/SimonPegg objected to the suggestion, fearing he would have to explain the additional "t" in "Hott" in every single interview about the film.
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