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Coyote Ugly (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 4 August 2000 (USA)
Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

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Sexy, romantic comedy about a girl in her early 20s named Violet Sanford going to NYC to pursue a dream of becoming a songwriter. Violet gets a "day" job as a bar maid at a nightclub called Coyote Ugly. Coyote Ugly is the city's newest hot spot where the employees are a team of sexy, resourceful women that provoke the clientele and press with their mischief. Written by Anonymous

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Wanna dance? The hottest party of the year. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »

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4 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Coyote Bar  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,319,282 (USA) (4 August 2000)

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$60,786,269 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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Trivia

Alex Borstein makes a cameo as one of the ladies bidding on Violet's father in the bar. Borstein is known as being the voice of Lois Griffin on Family Guy and as a regular cast member of MadTV. See more »

Goofs

While dancing in the kitchen at the club, Kevin's boss is clearly eating in one shot, but in the next shot, he has a magazine in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. See more »

Quotes

Violet: This is my job!
Kevin: It's a goddamn sandbox for you to stick your head in!
Violet: What is that supposed to mean?
Kevin: The place is a joke, alright? They don't come to watch you sing, they come to watch girls shaking it on a bar!
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Referenced in NCIS: Cover Story (2007) See more »

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Boom Boom Boom
Written by Robert Vega, Ray Vega, Chris Pelcer
Performed by Rare Blend
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
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Heartwarming story overcomes sappy bits.
21 July 2001 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

Based on the true story about the crazy female run bar in New York City, Coyote Ugly becomes surprisingly believable despite the usual Hollywood bits. The story follows Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) as she moves from small town New Jersey to the city to become a songwriter. Through her misfortunes she meets boyfriend Kevin O'Donnell (Adam Garcia) and the Coyotes and learns from each of them to overcome the stage fright that threatens to ruin her dreams.

Many moments are sappy or overly dramatic but the majority is enthralling as all the characters are solidly built. The girls all have their own character but aren't so strictly chained to it that they become merely symbols instead of people. While the females may be on the screen the most, the two supporting males Kevin and William Sanford (John Goodman) provide the most heartwarming scenes. Goodman's performance provides subtle humor while his character struggles through the conflict of his daughter leaving and his desire to see her succeed. For an actor who has put in so many great performances, this one still manages to be one of his best.

Coyote Ugly offers something enjoyable to everyone. Guys obviously will enjoy the attractive girls and the provocative dancing while girls can enjoy the strong female characters, each of which won't take crap from any of the men that surround them. Parents can enjoy the side story of the conflict between Violet and her father. Another feature to enjoy is the fabulous music with four songs performed by LeAnn Rimes with some smaller groups as well.

Coyote Ugly crosses the unusual boundary of being both an exciting, fast-paced movie that gets the adrenaline flowing and a sensitive story with strong characters and brilliant acting to get the mind working. The result is a thoroughly rewarding movie experience.


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