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2000s, Action, Comedy - Police

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Released 2007 Rating 15 in UK
Director Edgar Wright Writer/s Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg
Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Billie Whitelaw, Bill Bailey, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Kevin Eldon, Olivia Colman plus many cameos by well known actors including Kate Blanchett who is uncredited.
Source of story An original screenplay
Elevator Pitch The Met choose to get rid of an over-efficient sargeant by assigning him to a quiet country town, where the inhabitants seem to die frequently in bloody accidents, and even when the florist dies of being stabbed in the throat with a pair of shears no-one does anything. But despite setbacks he keeps on the trail.
Content Much blood and gore as people are murdered, some sexual references and quite a bit of swearing.
A View It is fun trying to identify some of the famous faces, many disguised behind beards, but it is not a laugh out loud film. I would say “gentle” comedy if it was not for all the violence.

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