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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David McNally

Writer:

Gina Wendkos
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Piper Perabo ... Violet Sanford
Adam Garcia ... Kevin O'Donnell
John Goodman ... Bill
Maria Bello ... Lil
Izabella Miko ... Cammie
Tyra Banks ... Zoe
Bridget Moynahan ... Rachel
Melanie Lynskey ... Gloria
Del Pentecost Del Pentecost ... Lou
Michael Weston ... Danny
LeAnn Rimes ... LeAnn Rimes
Jeremy Rowley ... William Morris Receptionist
Ellen Cleghorne ... Music Publishing Receptionist
John Fugelsang John Fugelsang ... Richie the Booker
Bud Cort ... Romero
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Storyline

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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The Boss. The Law. The Dreamer. The Flame. The Heartbreaker. The Girls of Coyote Ugly. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jessica Simpson went through many auditions for the lead character, but dropped out when filmmakers refused to take out the sex scene. Most of the sex scene was cut from the finished film anyway. See more »

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When Violet and Kevin are making out in the studio, Violet's bra goes from on to off to on and then off again. See more »

Quotes

Violet: I'm not lost. Somebody just moved my street.
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Alternate Versions

Unrated extended cut restores scenes (ca. 6 minutes) that were deemed "unsuitable" for the American market and threatened the desired PG-13 rating. Added back was additional/extended footage in virtually every dance scene, a shopping scene with Cammie and Violet and a sex scene with Violet and Kevin. See more »

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Referenced in The King of Queens: Hartford Wailer (2006) See more »

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Fly Away
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Performed by Lenny Kravitz
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Belly up to the bar and hang on.
10 July 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Violet Sanford(Piper Perabo)wants to avoid a dead end life and decides to leave New Jersey for the big city. In NYC, she is determined to be a hit song writer. In order to make ends meet, she takes a job slinging beer and dancing on the bar with the other "Coyotes" at the popular watering hole Coyote Ugly. This is very titilating and an eye full to watch. The trailers don't give you any hint of substance. Perabo is so easy to like. I could watch her for hours. Maria Bello, who plays the bar owner is impressive as well. Also in the cast: Adam Garcia, John Goodman, Melanie Lynskey, Izabella Miko, Bridget Moyhnahan and a cameo by LeAnn Rimes, who actually is the singing voice of Perabo's character. Besides the four songs by Rimes, the soundtrack is full of music by the likes of The Charlie Daniels Band, Lenny Kravitz, Def Leppard, Blondie and Elvis Presley. Order another round and enjoy. This is actually worth seeing more than once.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coyote Ugly See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,319,282, 6 August 2000

Gross USA:

$60,786,269

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,916,474
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Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (unrated extended cut)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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