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Miss Congeniality (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 22 December 2000 (USA)
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An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

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Donald Petrie
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Gracie Hart
Michael Caine ... Victor Melling
Benjamin Bratt ... Eric Matthews
Candice Bergen ... Kathy Morningside
William Shatner ... Stan Fields
Ernie Hudson ... Harry McDonald
John DiResta ... Agent Clonsky
Heather Burns ... Cheryl Frasier - Miss Rhode Island
Melissa De Sousa ... Karen Krantz - Miss New York
Steve Monroe ... Frank Tobin
Deirdre Quinn ... Mary Jo Wright - Miss Texas
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Leslie Davis - Miss California
Asia De Marcos ... Alana Krewson - Miss Hawaii
Ken Thomas ... Agent Harris
Gabriel Folse ... Agent Jerry Grant
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Storyline

Undercover F.B.I. 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 ... Written by Huggo

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This entire premise of a beautiful government agent undercover in a beauty pageant is a revisited 1970's TV trope from The Bionic Woman: Bionic Beauty (1976), which would later be reprised with Wonder Woman: Beauty on Parade (1976) and, a year later, in Charlie's Angels: Pretty Angels All in a Row (1977). See more »

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Stan announces, "Swimsuit Preliminary accounts for 15%..." and the contestants are seen on stage. Miss NY to the left of the screen and Miss California and Miss Texas to the right of the screen, are walking towards center stage where Miss West Virginia is. Yet in the next shot backstage in the dressing room all four of those contestants are seen backstage with Gracie. See more »

Quotes

Gracie Hart: You think I'm gorgeous, you want to kiss me...
[singsonging]
Gracie Hart: You want to hug me... You want to love me... You want to hug me... You want to smooch me... You want to...
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Connections

References Erin Brockovich (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Ya Party On
Written by Herschel Small, Colyn Grant, Anthony 'Monks' Flowers (as Anthony Flowers), Marvin Prosper, Patrick Carey, Jeffrey Chea, Cedric Poitier, and Michael Mangini
Performed by Baha Men
Courtesy of S-Curve Records
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Funny and Cool!
10 March 2020 | by jasminn_tanSee all my reviews

I love Sandra Bullock's character in this because she kicks ass and she's funny as hell. She also glows up when she stops thinking lesser of women who participate in beauty pageants and instead uplifts them because she realises that being feminine isn't something to be ashamed of.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. (UK)

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | French | Hawaiian | Spanish

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Congeniality See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,046,534, 24 December 2000

Gross USA:

$106,807,667

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,742,720
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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