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Coyote Ugly (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 4 August 2000 (USA)
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Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Violet Sanford
... Kevin O'Donnell
... Bill
... Lil
... Cammie
... Zoe
... Rachel
... Gloria
Del Pentecost ... Lou
... Danny
... LeAnn Rimes
... William Morris Receptionist
... Music Publishing Receptionist
John Fugelsang ... Richie the Booker
... Romero
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Sexy, romantic comedy about a girl in her early 20s named Violet Sanford going to NYC to pursue a dream of becoming a songwriter. Violet gets a "day" job as a bar maid at a nightclub called Coyote Ugly. Coyote Ugly is the city's newest hot spot where the employees are a team of sexy, resourceful women that provoke the clientele and press with their mischief. Written by Anonymous

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This party never ends. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »

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4 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barul Coyote Ugly  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,319,282, 6 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,786,269, 5 January 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,916,474
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2.39 : 1
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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. See more »

Goofs

At the end when Kevin and Violet are talking, they go to kiss each other, almost with their lips touching, then the camera angle changes and they are farther away from kissing than where they were in the last camera angle. See more »

Quotes

Violet: I'm a songwriter, is there someone here I can talk to about my songs?
Fiji Mermaid Waiter: I've been a struggling sax player for 12 years. What can I get you from the bar?
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Spoofed in Crossroads (2002) See more »

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It Takes Two
Written by Rob Base (as Robert Ginyard)
Performed by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock (as D.J. E-Z Rock)
Courtesy of Arista/Profile Records
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Coyote Ugly is the best bar-flick since Cocktail
3 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I love "Coyote Ugly", even though it seems critics/reviewers had mixed opinions. I thought it was the best bar-flick since "Cocktail". If you haven't seen "Cocktail", it's a movie where Tom Cruise stars as a bartender, and he swirls bottles around and other cool tricks of the trade. In Coyote Ugly, you have Violet (Piper Perabo) who comes to NYC to become a singer/songwriter. While Violet's there she finds that nobody will accept her demos, so she goes looking for work and she finds a job in a local bar called, "Coyote Ugly". The bar is owned by Lil (Maria Bello), Lil is a hardcore chick who treats her bar like it's her home. While Violet is there she also learns the tricks of the trade, and she also dances on top of the bar. I'm not going to tell you if Violet becomes a singer/songwriter or not, because that would wreck the movie, but I am going to tell you that this is a great movie. Personally, I would have to recommend this to anybody that has hopes and dreams of making it big. I'm giving this a 8 out of 10, because it has an amazing story, memorable characters and a lot of great lines, but I have to tell you one of the best parts is the theme song, "Can't Fight The Moonlight". So, if you love bar-flicks like "Cocktail" you'll love "Coyote Ugly".


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