Miss Congeniality

December 22nd, 2000


Miss Congeniality

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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

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

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.


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


Did You Know?

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.

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

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


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