* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** [[spoiler:Simon Skinner getting his chin impaled on the spire of a model church]]: gross and disturbing. [[spoiler:Simon then whining in pain and asking for ice cream]]: hilarious.
** Angel finding [[spoiler: the corpses of the NWA's victims]] is pretty frightening and worthy of a slasher movie. However, finding [[spoiler: the corpse of the Living Statue over-acting his own death]] is just too intentionally ridiculous to keep the horror going.
--->'''Butterman:''' ''[voiceover]'' [[spoiler:[[LargeHam A GREAT BIG BUSHY BEARD!]]]]
** [[spoiler:Taking out James Reaper's old mother with a jump kick to the face]] also qualifies.
** [[spoiler:Tim's death is this mixed with NauseaFuel and NightmareFuel]]. It's Nicholas reaction that mixes the three.
* EndingFatigue: While the big shootout at the end is a tribute to cop movies, it can seem like an OverlyLongGag to some. Then, after the shootout, we are treated to the station exploding, a graveside scene, and back in action. While the fatigue might not have been intentional, the producers note in the commentary that the effect was; they were partly influenced by ''Film/BadBoysII'', and particularly the moment where it all seems to be ending, but then Martin Lawrence declares "This shit just got ''real''," and the movie keeps on going. It is, of course, down to the individual viewer whether this was a wise thing to be inspired by.
* GeniusBonus
** Sandford is the name of the fictional town traditionally used in UK police training exercises.
** The Andys' surnames, Wainwright and Cartwright, are funnier if you know that "wain" is an obsolete synonym for "cart".
** The twins at the front desk are always reading Iain Banks and Iain M. Banks respectively. This is actually the same author, who used his middle initial to distinguish his science fiction from his other work.
%%* HarsherInHindsight: [[http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/21/mesquite.murder.suicide/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 Read this.]]
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Watching the film can be a rather different experience after seeing Creator/OliviaColman as a deadly serious cop character in ''{{Broadchurch}}''.
** [[Creator/StephenMerchant P.I. Staker]] has a problem with a bird. [[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Fast forward to 2011]]...
** "Make Sandford great again" gets huge laughs these days due to Creator/DonaldTrump. It wasn't really meant as a funny line when it was written.
* HoYay:
** Insinuated by the Andys, and the protagonists. According to the trivia track, this is largely because the script once included a love interest named Victoria for Angel. After the character was cut, much of her dialogue was instead given to Danny, often without edits. For example, after getting drunk at the pub, Danny and Angel have a ''really'' HoYay conversation about Angel's inability to "disconnect" with work (Danny is using lines meant for Victoria). As the conversation gets more and more homoerotic-sounding, Danny suggest he knows a way for Angel to disconnect, doing said suggestion in an extremely HoYay tone... only to reveal his DVD collection of action films.
** "Well, this is me. Fancy a coffee?"
** There was some (possibly tongue-in-cheek) WordOfGay--the writers and actors went and wrote a whole series of [[SlashFic slash]] {{drabble}}s. [[http://www.edgarwrighthere.com/2009/10/the-steamy-hot-fuzz-slash-fiction-tweets-october-19th-2009/ On Twitter.]] (In response to discovering the fans who were doing so.) Wright comments there that he and Simon "once wrote some Nicholas Angel and Danny Butterman slash fiction. It was called HOT FUZZ." Wright also described the aforementioned scene with Danny inviting Nicholas up to his place for a coffee on the writers' commentary as a "first date", comparing it to ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary''.
** The outtakes on the DVD end with the two actors pretending to move in for a kiss during the HoYay bits. And some dry humping.
** "Take out all the little people, you get to waltz off with the [[BigBeautifulMan cuddly monkey]]", says the fairground barker. Would that be the stuffed toy or Sgt. Butterman?
* HolyShitQuotient: [[spoiler:The last fifteen minutes ratchet up the action.]]
* JerkassWoobie: Michael. Yes, [[spoiler:he was part of the NWA]], but it seems like [[ObliviouslyEvil he didn't really understand what he was doing]].
* LawfulGood: When pushed, Nicholas Angel is not afraid of busting a conspiracy wide open with all necessary (but not excessive) force. He is also not afraid of the small mountain of paperwork that will be necessary afterwards.
* MemeticMutation:
** Pictures or animated [=GIFs=] of Angel saying "GetOut!" are used as a [[LamePunReaction reaction to terrible puns]] on sites such as Imgur.
** [[HulkSpeak Yarp!]] a reference to the only thing Lurch can say.
** "The greater good" a reference to the CatchPhrase of the NWA, which has been murdering people "for the greater good".
* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: This movie is very popular among police officers, many of whom note that it's the only cop movie to acknowledged the massive amounts of paper work they're often required to do.
%%** [[BadassBeard "A great big bushy beard!"]]
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Frank and the members of the NWA are revealed to have crossed it several years before when they started killing people they saw as the most minor of threats to Sandford's image and could deprive them of its "Village of the Year" title. This even includes killing children if they have to.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted with Danny. Angel thinks Danny has the same views as the NWA and reacts with horror (understandably) when he is stabbed in the chest. He then realizes Danny stabbed his notebook, and was actually saving his life so the NWA wouldn't kill him for real, and he knew nothing of the NWA's actual aims, having been fooled by Frank.]]
* NauseaFuel:
** [[spoiler:The reporter's death. Just...''ew''.]]
** Mr. Skinner [[spoiler: impaling his chin on a toy church spire is also pretty gruesome.]]
* OneSceneWonder:
** There are quite a few cameos and every actor is hilarious. But special mention must go to Creator/BillNighy as Kenneth, the chief inspector and Creator/MartinFreeman and Creator/SteveCoogan in the opening scene.
** Did you know that Creator/PeterJackson is in the movie, uncredited? He's in for all of 2 seconds, ''stabbing Nicholas in the hand dressed as Father Christmas.''
** And Creator/CateBlanchett, who you'll likely miss unless you're good at recognizing eyes, as Angel's ex-girlfriend.
* 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!
** [[Film/GangsOfNewYork Boss Tweed]]/[[Film/HarryPotter Horace Slughorn]]/[[Film/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/TheWickerMan1973 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, Creator/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.
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