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An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

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Undercover FBI agent Gracie Hart shows no signs of having any femininity in her demeanor or appearance. Generally a bright and capable agent, she is in trouble at work when she makes an error in judgment in a case which results in a near disaster. As such, one of her by-the-books colleagues, Eric Matthews, who has never shown any inclination of thinking outside the box, is assigned to lead the high profile case of a terrorist coined The Citizen instead of her, while she is facing possible disciplinary action. Gracie pieces together the evidence to determine that The Citizen's next target will be the Miss United States beauty pageant. The pageant represents everything that Gracie abhors. Despite Gracie's mannish demeanor, Eric, with no other undercover female agent remotely fitting the demographic, assigns her to go undercover as a pageant contestant to see if she can flush out The Citizen, who is perhaps one of the other contestants. Although the pageant administration, led by former ... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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22 December 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,873,246 (UK) (23 March 2001)

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ESP 720,275,127 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

Parodies the famous "I'm walking here!" line from Midnight Cowboy when Michael Caine's character Victor Melling is teaching Gracie Hart Sandra Bullock how to 'glide' as she walks. They walk across a street and a taxi almost hits Hart, prompting the response, "I'm gliding here!" See more »

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When Gracie jumps out at the guy who has the gun at the talent portion of the contest, she doesn't hit the table of water glasses, but in the news coverage it shows her bumping the table as she runs to jump on the cowboy who was just lighting a cigarette. See more »

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Gracie Hart: Good evening, I know the program says I'm supposed to play the water glasses for you, but, uh, some of the girls got dehydrated.
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Anywhere USA
Written by Shaun Fisher, Anthony Battaglia, Nina Osoff
Performed by P.Y.T.
Courtesy of Epic Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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12 May 2004 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

How many crapola pageants have I seen in my life? A ton of meaningless models parading around in swimsuits claiming to want to help the deaf orphans of the world while posing nude in some off the wall porno magazine. If you have ever seen - A dethroned beauty queen - A hacked off runner up - Or an incredibly stupid talent, then you just have to watch this movie. It is so incredibly hilarious at putting every single stereo-type out there. I remember watching Miss America years ago and Miss Indiana had a cow when she was named first runner-up. I also remember some pretty lame talents like "I want to be a secretary" and these girls were top ten on national tv. William Shatner and Candice Bergen are A+++++++++++++ in this movie. Watch it and laugh for days.


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