Coyote UglyAugust 4, 2000
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
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.
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Richie the Booker
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
Opening Weekend: $17,319,282
(6 August 2000)
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.
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.
What do you do when you realize all your dreams have come true?
Pay off old debts.
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