* 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''!
* RealLifeRelative: The two female Village of the Year judges are played by Edgar Wright's and Simon Pegg's mothers. The DVD commentary confirms this.
* 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]]/[[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, 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.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** 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--[[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.]]
** 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.]]
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