Coyote Ugly (2000) Poster



After test screening, the filmmakers discovered from the audience that they wanted to see more of John Goodman. New scenes with him were filmed and added in to the final cut.
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LeAnn Rimes did all of the singing for Piper Perabo.
The soundtrack album of this movie was on the Billboard Top 40 album chart for over a year. It has sold over three million copies.
Jessica Simpson went through many auditions for the lead character, but dropped out when filmmakers refused to take out the sex scene. Most of the sex scene was cut from the finished film anyway.
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.
Bridget Moynahan was taller than the set designers thought. The bar above the counter was raised so she wouldn't hurt herself during dance scenes.
"Coyote Ugly" refers to waking up after a one-night stand and discovering that the person beside you is so ugly that you would gladly gnaw off any limb they are sleeping on, just to get away without being discovered.
Writer Gina Wendkos said she was actually surprised that action producer Jerry Bruckheimer wanted to produce the movie. She did not think the film was his style at all.
Kevin Smith revealed on the Dogma (1999) commentary track that he did uncredited work on the script. He has also said that the one story element of this movie that most would believe could be attributed to him (Adam Garcia's character being into comic books) wasn't his idea at all.
When Violet goes to the club where Kevin works, the group The Calling is performing.
Everytime Violet passes the bouncer, he is reading a book about college.
Britney Spears, Fairuza Balk, and Jewel Kilcher were considered for the role of Violet Sanford.
There are actually a whole chain of Coyote Ugly bars across the world, but the original Coyote Ugly bar was opened in New York in 1993 by Liliana Lovell.
The bands in the ad for the "songwriter showdown" are: The Skank Honkies, Papa Vegas, The Suicide Machines, Vertical Horizon, Eve 6, Verbena, Edwin McCain, Beth Hart, Excel, The Pietasters, Joy Drop, Bis Train, and Pennywise. The ad also mentions: Violet Sanford, My Scarlet Life, and Kottonmouth King the next week.
Izabella Miko (Cammy) originally auditioned for the role of Violet.
San Diego Punk Band Unwritten Law makes an appearance as the band rehearsing in the background.
Izabella Miko who played the bartender named Cammie was not yet 21 when the film was released which is the legal drinking age in the U.S. Most bars make it a rule to only hire bartenders that are of the legal drinking age. She is seen drinking a few times in the film.
January Jones auditioned for the role of Violet Sanford.
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.
The NJ Turnpike tollbooth scenes were actually shot at the Atlantic Beach Bridge tollbooths on Long Island, NY.
Carol Ann Susi, brilliant character actress also known as Mrs Wolowitz in The Big Bang Theory, is one of the uncredited bidders in the auction at the end, bidding against Alex Borstein.
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John Goodman admitted that he participated in this film only for the money.
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One of two films released during the summer of 2000 to feature both Piper Perabo and John Goodman. The other being The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000). They share the screen in both films.
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Johnny Knoxville: man in bar
Michael Bay: a photographer.


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Carol Ann Susi, who played the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on "The Big Bang Theory" (2007) appears in the bar bidding on Violet's father in the final scene.

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