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Before you could say 'gypsy scum,' we were knee-deep in dog muck, thieving kids, and crusty jugglers. We lost the title. And Irene lost her mind. She drove her Datsun Cherry into Sandford Gorge. From that moment on, I swore that I would do her proud and whatever the cost, we would make Sandford great again.
~ Frank Butterman to Nicolas Angel

Chief Inspector Frank Butterman is the main antagonist of Hot Fuzz. He is the Secret leader of the Neighborhood Watch Alliance.

He was played by Jim Broadbent, who also played Roy Slater, Lord Kelvin, Madame Gasket and Batman.


Frank Butterman is the Chief Inspector in the small English village Sandford. His son, Danny Butterman is the constable. Frank appears charming, likable, humorous and good-natured when Nicholas first meets him but later on Frank, when people in the village start to be murdered, starts to act to the murders with cold indifference, and he tries to get Nicholas Angel to think they are nothing more then accidents. Later, Nicholas Angel discovered that the NWA is behind all the murders in order to get rid of anyone that would risk Sandford winning the title of village of the year.

Butterman reveals that he will do anything to make Sandford the best village because his wife killed herself when they lost the title in the past. After Nicholas escapes the NWA with the help of the Danny he returns to Sandford to arrest the NWA. Nicholas frees the police of Sandford from Frank's evil influence, and exposes Frank as the mastermind behind the killings. With Danny and the rest of the police assisting him, Nicholas defeats all the members except for Butterman and Simon Skinner, owner of the local supermarket. Butterman and Skinner try to get away in a police car, but crash while trying to avoid a swan. Nicholas tosses the swan into the back of the car to get it out of the face and then proceeds to knock out Skinner. But Butterman gets into Nicolas's car and is bitten by the swan causing him to crash into a tree. He is then arrested by the London police.


  • Frank is played by Jim Broadbent who previously played another police officer Roy Slater and also voiced Madame Gasket.