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Miss Congeniality (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 22 December 2000 (USA)
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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,853,686 (USA) (22 December 2000)

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$106,807,667 (USA) (11 May 2001)
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Hungarian title translates to: "undercover beauty". See more »

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As Ms. Morningside is trying to open a bottle of aspirin, her "assistant" Frank Tobin comes toward her, and she almost calls him by the actor's name (Steve Monroe). We hear her say, "Ste- Frank..." See more »

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Victor Melling: [teaching Gracie how to glide] See? Glide. It's all in the buttocks. Don't I look pretty?
Gracie Hart: It takes a very secure man to walk like that.
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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Written by Bonny Rice
Performed by The Commitments
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Cute, cute stuff.
2 May 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Miss Congeniality" is a fun little comedy with Bullock at the center playing an FBI agent who has to go undercover as a beauty pageant contestant. Bullock is finally in her element in this flick which sports a lively screeplay, a clever script with lots of "call backs", and a good supporting cast. A must see for Bullock fans and a fun watch for most others.


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