Miss Congeniality

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Plot

An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 6.0/10 (60,207 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director:
Donald Petrie

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt

Storyline
Undercover FBI 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…

Writers: Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford

Cast:

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

Taglines:
She's Got A Killer To Catch… Right After The Swimsuit Competition.



Details

Official Website:
Castle Rock |
Warner Bros. (UK) |

Release Date: 22 December 2000

Filming Locations: Austin Studios – 1901 E. 51st Street, Austin, Texas, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $45,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,853,686
(USA)
(25 December 2000)
(2668 Screens)

Gross: $212,742,720
(Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The movie's theme song for the Miss United States Pageant was written by screenwriter Marc Lawrence and his 7-year-old son, Clyde Lawrence. Marc wrote the lyrics and Clyde wrote the music.

Goofs:

Continuity:
Gracie's pizza slice changes size randomly between shots.

Quotes:

Victor Melling:
Your hair should make a statement.

Gracie Hart:
As long as it doesn't say 'Thank you very much for the Country Music Award'!



User Review

I left the theatre hours ago and I'm still laughing

Rating: 10/10

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