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Simon Pegg———————————————–Nicholas Angel
Nick Frost————————————————-PC Danny Butterman
JimBroadbent——————————————–Inspector Frank Butterman
Timothy Dalton——————————————Simon Skinner
Paddy Condisine—————————————–DC Andy Wainwright
Rafe Spall————————————————-DC Andy Cartwright
Olivia Colman——————————————–PC Doris Thatcher
Martin Freeman——————————————Met Sergeant
Bill Nighy————————————————–Met Chief Inspector
Directed by Edgar Wright.
Screenplay by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.
Edgar Wright (director) and Simon Pegg (Actor) team up again to give us this hilarious cop caper, their previous movie was “Shaun of the Dead” and they also worked together on “The World’s End”. Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is a dedicated Police Officer that is making the rest of his department look bad. The people in charge decide to send him to a small town in the middle of no where, called “Sanford”. When he arrives he settles in and heads to the local pub for a cranberry juice, there he kicks out all the underaged drinkers. When he is finished there are only two people left in the pub; on his walk home he arrests several people and takes them to the station.
Over the next few weeks he is introduced to most of the town and he begins to realize that there may be more going on than meets the eye. The town which has an exceptionally low crime rate has an incredibly large accidental death rate. Danny Butterman (Frost) is always feeling like he is missing out on the real police action, since he watches action movies like Bad Boys 2 and Point Break. Nicholas is preaching to Danny that paperwork is an important part of police work and he should be prepared to do the work.
There are several funny moments when our heroes are posing and performing similar to the heroes in the aforementioned movies. The town takes on a life of its own and Nicholas is forced to bring the offenders to justice. The unbending, rule-following attitude of Nicholas gives us continuous awkward moments which I found entertaining throughout.
The performance from Simon Pegg will be lost in this comedy but there were a few moments when he leaves for the Sanford where I thought his acting was pretty good. Nick Frost is excellent as the lovable sidekick and this movie was highly entertaining.
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Runtime: 121 Minutes
Production Budget: $12,000,000.
CC Rating: 9 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End.