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

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Trivia

In the opening scene, the book that Gracie Hart (Bullock) is reading is "Essentials of Russian Grammar" by Nicholas Maltzoff. See more »

Goofs

When Gracie is practicing walking down the stairs in her dress in the middle of the night, she pulls out all of the weapons from under her dress. As she is doing this, her shawl is alternately on/off her shoulders several times. See more »

Quotes

Victor Melling: He's with me.
Eric Matthews: I'm not "with him" with him, you know? It's not like...
Victor Melling: Come on, muffin!
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Referenced in Friends: The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss (2003) See more »

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Lara's Theme
Music by Maurice Jarre
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6.0 - really?
23 December 2013 | by ekalb45See all my reviews

Sandra Bullock's facial expressions, physical comedy, comedic timing, and great lines: Ditto for Michael Caine. Not a great movie, but very good, and those two performances, plus Shatner's as the emcee, make it a very worthwhile movie. When movies like Anchorman get a 7.2 by comparison, I feel like I'm somewhat alien to this planet......Keep forgetting that being concise on this website is not an attribute, so I'll digress. Humor is subjective, so everyone has their own, equally valid opinion, but IMHO Sandra nailed it, was at the height of her comedic prowess in this movie, and it will stand up over time not so much as a great movie (not), but a great performance by Bullock.


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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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1.85 : 1
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