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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Unpolished. Unkempt. Unleashed. Undercover. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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

The scene with Gracie coming home after the mission in the restaurant was only scripted as "Gracie comes home and starts boxing." The rest (tripping, kicking the bed, microwave oven) was ad-libbed. See more »

Goofs

Gracie hugs the Russian waitress in order to have a better view of the disc hand-off appear on the monitor. As she raises her left hand that holds the book/camera lens, we see that the digital feed that appears on the monitor stays steady and level, even though she is raising the book/camera lens higher and closer to her face. Obviously the feed that we see on the monitor is not taken from the book/camera lens. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Morningside: Twenty-five years of bitching beauty queens, and what do I get? Fired! They steal my life, they steal my beauty pageant...
Gracie Hart: Hey, hey! It is not a beauty pageant, it is a scholarship program.
Kathy Morningside: Yeah, yeah.
Gracie Hart: *Yes*!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray (2001) See more »

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She's A Lady
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Tom Jones
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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