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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.


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





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


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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Did You Know?


Hungarian title translates to "Undercover Beauty". See more »


Matthews and Clonsky are in the agents' hotel surveillance room. In the shots facing the monitors, the equipment near the small monitor sits higher than that monitor and there is no equipment on the TV. In the shots facing the agents, the equipment near the small monitor sits lower and closer to that monitor and there is electronic equipment on top of the TV. See more »


[after getting a pint of Ben and Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream]
Gracie Hart: I'm going to get chip-faced.
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Referenced in Miss Congeniality: Behind the Crown (2001) See more »


If Everybody Looked the Same
Written by James 'Jay Dee' Yancey (as J.D. Yancey), Tom Findlay (as Thomas Findlay), Andrew Cato (as Andy Cocup), Eugene Record, Quinton Joseph, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (as Ali Muhammad), Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed), and Phife Dawg (as Malik Taylor)
Performed by Groove Armada
Courtesy of Jive Electro/Pepper Records
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Good, funny comedy movie!
29 January 2019 | by SafReviewsSee all my reviews

So i decided to watch this because Sandra Bullock is in it and this is one of her most well-known movies and i can see why. This movie has a good plot that was really intriguing till the end and there were a lot of funny moments especially from Sandra Bullock who i have to say was great in the movie. The action scenes were good, but I think there should have been more of them and that's probably the reason why the movie has a low rating and has gotten negative reviews. However, i still think the movie is good and hilarious and i would definitely recommend comedy movie fans to watch this if they haven't before.

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. (UK)




English | Russian | French | Hawaiian | Spanish

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Congeniality See more »


Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,046,534, 24 December 2000

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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