Trivia / Hot Fuzz

  • Acting for Two: Bill Bailey plays both Sgt. Turners.
  • Actor Allusion: There are multiple references to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost playing the leads of Shaun of the Dead.
    • "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, Tom Weaver mutters "Oh god", just as he did in The Wicker Man (1973).
  • Looping Lines: Simon Pegg redubbed most of his lines from the second half of the movie to make his voice sound more like an 80s action hero.
  • Production Posse: From the people—on-screen and off—who brought you Spaced and Shaun of the Dead!
  • Real-Life Relative: The two female Village of the Year judges are played by Edgar Wright's and Simon Pegg's mothers. The DVD Commentary confirms this.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Simon Pegg normally plays lazy slackers, but his character here doesn't even crack a smile until an hour in.
    • Jim Broadbent normally plays warm avuncular characters. Played with here—he appears to be one of these but is actually the Big Bad.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • 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, but a Buddhist monk pulling out a pair of guns could have been 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 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, and most of her lines were given to Danny, with little to no changes.

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