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Synopsis
Action-comedy-police film. Nicholas Angel is the finest policeman in the Met, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors send him to a place where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing - the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. The film includes a scene from The Sandford Players amateur production of Romeo and Juliet staged in the village hall. The set design is heavily influenced in dress, music and weaponry by Baz Luhrmann’s film and the curtain-call is a singalong of The Cardigans ‘Lovefool’, as featured on Luhrmann’s soundtrack. The acting (the scene shown is the deaths of Romeo and Juliet) is so bad that both Romeo and Juliet are decapitated after the show. Later as Skinner (Dalton), the local supermarket manager, drives past the heads lying in the road he is playing Dire Straits’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on the car radio.
Language
English
Country
France; Great Britain; United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2007
Duration
121 mins

Credits

Director
Edgar Wright
Producer
Nira Park; Tim Bevan
Screenplay
Edgar Wright; Simon Pegg
Music
David Arnold
Production Design
Marcus Rowlands
Costume
Annie Hardinge
Art Direction
Jess Hall
Cast
David ThrelfallMr Blower (Romeo)
Lucy PunchJuliet
Nick FrostPC Danny Butterman
Simon PeggSergeant Nicholas Angel
Timothy DaltonSimon Skinner

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre

Notes

History
Opening weekend £5,918,149 (UK) (18 February 2007) (IMDb)

Production Company

Name

Big Talk Productions

Name

Working Title

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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