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Coyote Ugly (2000)

PG-13 | | 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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Storyline

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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The Party Never Ends. 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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

In the scene where Violet sings for the first time at the bar, she looks down at the mic, and then there's a shot of the mic. The next shot is of her looking up again, but its just the same footage of her looking down, only zoomed in and played backwards. See more »

Quotes

Violet: Why won't you give up on this?
Kevin: Because I've been giving up on people my entire life and it's a nasty little habit, so you're going to sing at the club or...
Violet: Or you'll what?
Kevin: I'll never kiss you again.
Violet: That sounds like a threat, Mr. O'Donnell.
Kevin: Well, let's just say it's going to be quite a long, cold winter.
Violet: That's supposed to convince me?
Kevin: It's working, isn't it? Your knees are getting weak.
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References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Cailin
Written by Wade Youman, Steve Morris, Scott Russo, Rob Brewer
Performed by Unwritten Law
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Familiar story still has great energy, and works for me!!!
5 August 2000 | by (Great Pacific Northwest) – 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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