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Miss Congeniality (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 22 December 2000 (USA)
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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Never Mess With An Agent In A Dress See more »


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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

Budget:

$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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Trivia

Sandra Bullock owns the house in Austin, Texas, where some scenes were filmed. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Followed by Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) See more »

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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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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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