* ActingForTwo: Bill Bailey 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.
** Just before dying, [[Creator/EdwardWoodward Tom Weaver]] mutters "Oh god", just as he did in Film/TheWickerMan.
* ProductionPosse: From the people -- on-screen and off -- who brought you ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' and ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''!
* RetroactiveRecognition: Hey [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Wheatley]], have you always had problems with birds?
** [[Film/TheLivingDaylights James]] [[Film/LicenceToKill Bond]]/''[[Series/DoctorWho Rassilon,]]'' [[Series/DoctorWho the Time Lord President]] owns a supermarket!
** [[GangsOfNewYork Boss Tweed]]/[[Film/HarryPotter Horace Slughorn]]/[[MoulinRouge Harold Zidler]]/[[Literature/BridgetJones Colin Jones]] is the head of Standford Police!
** The bad guy from ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' is a doctor. He'll deal with it.
*** Yeah, motherfucker.
** DC Cartwright is played by [[{{Film/Prometheus}} Millburn]], and DS Wainwright is [[Film/TheBourneSeries Simon Ross]].
** Not to mention that the London Metropolitan Police is staffed at the highest level by [[Film/HarryPotter Scrimgeour]], [[Series/ImAlanPartridge Alan Partridge]] and [[{{Series/Sherlock}} John Watson]]/[[Film/TheHobbit Bilbo Baggins]].
** [[Series/PeepShow Sophie]] as PC Doris Thatcher
** 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 ''Series/BlackBooks'' is an administrator for the local Police Service.
** [[Series/BlackBooks The Cleaner]] is the other Sgt. Fisher.
** [[{{Spaced}} Marsha]] is the pub landlady.
** [[Film/TheWickerMan Sgt. Howie]]/Series/{{Callan}}/[[Series/TheEqualizer Robert [=McCall=]]] (aka Series/TheEqualizer) is head of the NWA.
** [[Series/ShamelessUK Frank Gallagher]] directs Romeo and Juliet.
** [[Series/CoronationStreet Val Barlow]] is Leslie Tiller, [[Series/DoctorWho who is also a vampire.]]
** [[Series/DoctorWho Mr. Magpie]] is George Merchant, the Fridge Magnate.
** [[Film/HellboundHellraiserII Dr. Channard]] is James Reaper.
** Who knew that Michael [[RetroactiveRecognition would leave town, move to King's Landing]] and take the name [[Series/GameOfThrones Sandor Clegane]]?
** Walder Frey makes an appearance as Webley. Alternatively, we see [[Film/HarryPotter Argus Filch]] instead.
** The Father Christmas who [[spoiler:stabs Angel in the hand]] at the beginning of the film is an uncredited Creator/PeterJackson.
** As stated at the top of the page, CateBlanchett also has an uncredited cameo as Angel's ex-girlfriend, Janine.
** [[Film/TheOmen1976 Mrs. Baylock]] trusts you had a pleasant trip... ''fascist''.
** Looks like [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead the zombie twins]] got themselves a different job working the meat department at a supermarket.
** The reporter Tim Messenger is 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]].
** [[Series/Rome Cato the Younger]] seems to have gotten a lot more incomprehensible in his new job as PC Walker.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Simon Pegg normally plays lazy slackers, but in this film, he plays a very serious character.
** Jim Broadbent normally plays warm avuncular characters. Played with here - [[spoiler:he appears to be one of these but is actually the BigBad.]]
* 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.]]
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