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Coyote Ugly (2000)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  4 August 2000 (USA)
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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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Taglines:

The Boss. The Law. The Dreamer. The Flame. The Heartbreaker. The Girls of Coyote Ugly. 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$400,000 (Japan) (8 December 2000)

Gross:

ESP 848,897,834 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Inspired by the GQ magazine article "The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon" by now famous author Elizabeth Gilbert where she describes her experiences as a former Coyote bartender See more »

Goofs

When Violet and Kevin are making out in the studio, Violet's bra goes from on to off to on and then off again. 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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Written by James Atkin, Ian Dench, Zachary Foley, Mark Decloedt,
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Performed by EMF
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Familiar story still has great energy, and works for me!!!
5 August 2000 | by (Was UK Now US) – See all my reviews

Not bad, not bad. I read reviews that criticized the cliche-ness of this movie, and I can see their point. At times the plot made the characters a little bit annoying. But hey-- story cliches often become that way because they speak to universal "truths," or at least things that interest bunches of people over of time.

This movie is interesting-- it is engaging, and even touching at times. I DID care about the characters throughout the story. I wanted to see how things would work out for them, and I wanted them to win. Sure, the plot is kind of predictable-- but the energy kept the theme in the forefront, and I AM interested in the theme presented here-- love, taking risks, courage, and all of that. The women actors were wonderful-- hot, sure, but also outrageous in an innocent kind of way. I had the sense that none of the characters in the movie, even the raunchy extras in the bar scenes, was belittled. I suspected the writers, director, cast, etc., had a basic affection for their subjects and topic.

The dancing was great-- I noted "dancing doubles" in the credits for all of the girls-- and the bar tricks and stunts were fun. I enjoyed pretending that those stunts were even possible, and that they wouldn't have killed 7 people the first night they were tried in a real bar in real life. I gave this one an "8" out of 10. Go see it-- you'll like it!


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