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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Davis - Miss California


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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Unpolished. Unkempt. Unleashed. Undercover. See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Miss Undercover  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


William Shatner's character "Stan Fields" is a reference to the actor's Canadian heritage. "Stanfields" is a very famous brand of underwear (known for its long johns) sold in Canada. Also "Stan Fields" sounds remarkably similar to former "Miss America" host Bert Parks. See more »


When Gracie begins her "talent", one of the wine glasses is tuned to the wrong pitch, so she drinks from it and lowers it to the correct pitch. Lowering the water level in a wine glass raises the pitch of the note it plays when the rim is rubbed. See more »


Gracie Hart: There's something I can do for the talent, that I know how to do it since high school.
Victor Melling: You will not be having sex on this stage!
Gracie Hart: I didn't know that was an option, all right? All I have to do is call room service.
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Referenced in V.I.P.: Miss Con-Jeannie-Ality (2000) See more »


If Everybody Looked the Same
Written by James 'Jay Dee' Yancey (as J.D. Yancey), Tom Findlay (as Thomas Findlay),
Andrew Cato (as Andy Cocup), Eugene Record, Quinton Joseph, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (as Ali Muhammad),
, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed) and Phife Dawg (as Malik Taylor)
Performed by Groove Armada
Courtesy of Jive Electro/Pepper Records
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Excellent comedy kept me laughing all the way through.
17 March 2001 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent comedy which kept me laughing all the way through consistently without the flat patches you often get in longer comedies.

The premise is not so unusual with Sandra Bullock playing an ugly duckling/Pygmalion turning into a swan, however, the performances, especially by Bullock, Caine, Shatner and Bergen make the film.

Bullock stars as the never been loved tomboy of the FBI who has to dump her coarse manners and unkempt appearance in order to go undercover at a beauty pageant. Michael Caine is the Dr Higgins figure grooming her for stardom. Shatner plays Shatner, and Bergen is the matron of the Pageant. Benjamin Bratt plays the love interest !

Bullock is excellent all the way through from uncouth to gorgeous, and is particularly stunning in her transformed self. Caine is also excellent and the interplay between these 2 and the cast in general makes for a lively pace all the way through, til the final crowning ceremony.

A thoroughly entertaining film and well worth seeing.

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