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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gracie Hart
... Victor Melling
... Eric Matthews
... Kathy Morningside
... Stan Fields
... Harry McDonald
... Agent Clonsky
... Cheryl Frasier - Miss Rhode Island
... Karen Krantz - Miss New York
... Frank Tobin
... Mary Jo Wright - Miss Texas
... Leslie Davis - Miss California
... Alana Krewson - Miss Hawaii
... Agent Harris
... 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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She's Got A Killer To Catch... Right After The Swimsuit Competition. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Castle Rock | Warner Bros. (UK)

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22 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Miss Undercover  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,853,686, 25 December 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$106,807,667, 13 May 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,742,720
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Heather Burns came into the audition with long brown hair. Donald Petrie liked her, but thought she looked too much like Sandra Bullock, so he asked that her hair be cut and dyed dark blonde. See more »

Goofs

In the scene towards the end of the film, just before Gracie goes on stage for the finale. Kathy Morningside is trying to open a bottle of pills backstage. She can't open the bottle so shouts for Frank. However instead of calling Frank, she shouts 'Ste..' and then corrects it to 'Frank'. I would imagine this is because Frank Tobin's real name is Steve Monroe. See more »

Quotes

Gracie Hart: [a taxi nearly runs Gracie over] Hey! I'm gliding here!
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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She's A Lady
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Tom Jones
Remixed by BT
Courtesy of Chrysalis Copyrights Limited, a division of The Chrysalis Group PLC
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I left the theatre hours ago and I'm still laughing
1 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Honestly speaking I had not very high expectations for this one. Not because I thought it was bad, but because so much is revealed in the trailers nowadays. So I figured all the funny jokes had been given away already. I was wrong. This movie is truly entertaining and hilarious. I don't remember having such a great time at the movies in quite a while, even if some people think it is predictable, but... isn't that the reason most of us go to movies anyway? To spend a good time, have a good laugh and hopefully forget some of our everyday worries? Well this film did it for me. Congratulations to Miss Bullock, she did great job both as producer and as a leading lady, and the supporting cast was amazing. 10/10


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