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  • Hot Fuzz, unfortunately, lacks a defining Crowning Moment Of Awesome. This is primarily because it has a something that can qualify as a Crowning Moment Of Awesome every thirty seconds—though the thirty minutes involving Angel's return to town and kicking the collected asses of everyone can potentially count.
  • Arguably, the best of these comes during the final standoff between Angel and Timothy Dalton, as the Dalton-ator beats Angel to the ground with a series of sledgehammer like punches, and just as he swings the finisher "GET. OUT. OF MY. VILLAGE!", Angel catches it, stands up, crushing the hand and retorts "It's not your village anymore!" before punching Dalton's lights out, sending him crashing down into the miniature replica of his OWN SHOP.
    • Even better because that entire scene is like watching a Godzilla movie.
      • This moment was mentioned specifically by Simon Pegg in interviews as the moment he realised 'I was fighting James Bond, and I was winning!'
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  • The gunfight is followed by a lot of paperwork, something real coppers appreciated. However, it's shot in the same way as the action: Whip pans! Crash zooms! Dual Wielding pens! Awesome Paperwork!
  • There is a Moment of Awesome that makes all the others possible: Danny Butterman and a sachet of ketchup. "Ta-da!"
    • Also credit to Angel for his reaction. While he might have thought he was stabbed at first, he quickly realized Danny was pretending and faked being dead or badly wounded. The minute they're out of town? He gets up and berates Danny for not noticing the murder.
  • Angel, dropkicking an old lady in the face.
  • Angel riding the white horse into the middle of town while NWA gapes in surprise and amazement.
  • One word: "Morning."
  • "You're a doctor. Deal with it." "Yeah, motherfucker."
  • "Fascist!" * blam* "Hag."
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  • How Angel convinces the other cops with some simple question: "Have you ever wondered why there are so many accidents, and not many murders?" Some logic, and Danny Calling the Old Man Out, and the new guard immediately turns on Butterman.
  • The reprise of the swan.
  • Angel strapping every gun in the evidence locker on. And his Improbable Aiming Skills.
  • The officers shaping up for the final fight. The "incompetent" Sergeant Tony Fisher suddenly comes up with a comprehensive and decent plan very quickly. And even though the Andys' and Doris don't do any substantial detective work, they do end up kicking some substantial ass.
  • The sight of the old schoolteacher dual wielding pistols at Angel. While on a bicycle.
    • Danny clotheslining said teacher, with his car door. Both Badass and funny at the same time.
  • Nick refusing to come back to London when the Jerkass inspectors from the Met come to Sandford to ask him to come back, as crime has grown tenfold ever since he was Kicked Upstairs. While you know it was mostly because Nick had grown to like Sandford and his new friends, you can tell it's also him getting a little payback.
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  • "Oh fuck off, grasshopper!"
  • When Danny and Nick take off to pursue Skinner and Butterman—we see a quick montage of them flipping the lights on, buckling up, and hitting the gas, while Nick shouts "PUNCH! THAT! SHIT!" Combined with the following close-up of the wheel spinning, you can almost hear the theme from Power Rangers Turbo blaring underneath....
  • In the climax battle, the police seem to arrest every single NWA member without killing any of them, or at least killing a minimal amount. A small group of cops fight the insane NWA who are perfectly willing to kill any threat without mercy. The cops win, without killing anyone, which ends up supporting Nick's own strong trust in the law in a way. It's a complete victory for justice. Judge Dredd would be proud.
  • Simon Skinner attempts to take a small boy hostage to make Angel back off. The boy promptly bites him on the hand, hard, until he lets go.


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