Coyote Ugly

August 4th, 2000


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Cammie, Zoe & RachelViolet & KevinBridget Moynahan stars as RachelMaria Bello stars as LilCoyote UglyViolet entertains the crowd at Coyote Ugly

Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 5.3/10 (46,667 voted)

Critic's Score: 27/100

Director: David McNally

Stars: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman

Sexy, romantic comedy about a girl in her early 20s named Violet Sanford going to NYC to pursue a dream of becoming a songwriter. Violet gets a "day" job as a bar maid at a nightclub called Coyote Ugly. Coyote Ugly is the city's newest hot spot where the employees are a team of sexy, resourceful women that provoke the clientele and press with their mischief.

Piper Perabo - Violet Sanford
Adam Garcia - Kevin O'Donnell
John Goodman - Bill
Maria Bello - Lil
Izabella Miko - Cammie
Tyra Banks - Zoe
Bridget Moynahan - Rachel
Melanie Lynskey - Gloria
Del Pentecost - Lou
Michael Weston - Danny
LeAnn Rimes - Herself(singing voice)
Jeremy Rowley - William Morris Receptionist
Ellen Cleghorne - Music Publishing Receptionist
John Fugelsang - Richie the Booker
Bud Cort - Romero

Taglines: Tonight, they're calling the shots.

Release Date: 4 August 2000

Filming Locations: Ambassador Hotel - 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $45,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $17,319,282 (USA) (6 August 2000) (2653 Screens)

Gross: $113,916,474 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (director's cut)

Did You Know?

Bridget Moynahan was taller than the set designers thought. The bar above the counter was raised so she wouldn't hurt herself during dance scenes.

Continuity: After Violet introduces herself to "Mr.O'Donnell" (Kevin) Kevin's boss comes out to yell at him. The boss leaves, slamming the door behind him, on a close up shot. Then the camera cuts to a two shot of Violet and Kevin, and you see Kevin's boss leaving (again!) in the background.

Kevin: What do you do when you realize all your dreams have come true?
Violet: Pay off old debts.

User Review

Coyote Ugly Was A "Feel Good" Film


I was not disappointed with "Coyote Ugly". It made me feel good and we need this kind of film these days with all that's going-on.It was no worse than "Flashdance" or "Footloose" which also had little storyline and average acting. I enjoyed it and it was what I had expected.Many of you gave it negative criticisms; what did they expect from a film about a young girl coming to the city? This was a simple story about a young shy girl with dreams trying to make it in show business; which is hard if you don't have the right connections.The dance numbers and bar scene were very realistic. As a New Yorker, I was happy to see that she wasn't mugged or worse as many films about New York portray.I'd like a sequel.