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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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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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Release Date:

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

When Kathy puts on the crown, the letters she just finished writing are a bit scattered and also her glasses are lying on the bottom sheet. Before she picks up the letters to point them out to Frank, they are in a neat stack. The glasses seem to be gone, since she isn't too careful when picking up the papers and there is no sound of the glasses falling or sliding onto the table. See more »

Quotes

Gracie Hart: You know what...
[grabs Eric in a headlock]
Gracie Hart: Pull this off! What, is it because Macdonald hates me?
Eric Matthews: He doesn't hate you!
Gracie Hart: Is it some woman thing?
[Eric knocks her to the floor]
Eric Matthews: Don't kid yourself! Nobody thinks of you that way!
[Gracie trips him and sits on his back, holding him down]
Gracie Hart: He's punishing me, isn't he?
Eric Matthews: [under Gracie] Look, I had to beg him to let you do this!
[...]
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Referenced in Cleo: Episode #1.7 (2002) See more »

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You Light Up My Life
Written by Joseph Brooks
Performed by Deirdre Quinn
Produced by Steve Schnur
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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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