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Coyote Ugly (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 4 August 2000 (USA)
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Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

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David McNally

Writer:

Gina Wendkos
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Del Pentecost ... Lou
Michael Weston ... Danny
LeAnn Rimes ... LeAnn Rimes
Jeremy Rowley ... William Morris Receptionist
Ellen Cleghorne ... Music Publishing Receptionist
John Fugelsang John Fugelsang ... Richie the Booker
Bud Cort ... Romero
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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This party never ends. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coyote Ugly See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,319,282, 6 August 2000

Gross USA:

$60,786,269

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,916,474
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (unrated extended cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Gina Wendkos said she was actually surprised that action producer Jerry Bruckheimer wanted to produce the movie. She did not think the film was his style at all. See more »

Goofs

When Gloria is dropping Violet off at her apartment for the first time and they are standing outside talking, Gloria's sunglasses on her head have lights shining in them. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: Just for the record, I was only staring at your ass for the first 15 minutes!
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Alternate Versions

Unrated extended cut restores scenes (ca. 6 minutes) that were deemed "unsuitable" for the American market and threatened the desired PG-13 rating. Added back was additional/extended footage in virtually every dance scene, a shopping scene with Cammie and Violet and a sex scene with Violet and Kevin. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Weeds: No Man Is Pudding (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Didn't We Love
Written by Jennifer Kimball, Tommy Lee James and Tamara Walker
Performed by Tamara Walker
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Familiar story still has great energy, and works for me!!!
5 August 2000 | by bopdogSee all my reviews

Not bad, not bad. I read reviews that criticized the cliche-ness of this movie, and I can see their point. At times the plot made the characters a little bit annoying. But hey-- story cliches often become that way because they speak to universal "truths," or at least things that interest bunches of people over of time.

This movie is interesting-- it is engaging, and even touching at times. I DID care about the characters throughout the story. I wanted to see how things would work out for them, and I wanted them to win. Sure, the plot is kind of predictable-- but the energy kept the theme in the forefront, and I AM interested in the theme presented here-- love, taking risks, courage, and all of that. The women actors were wonderful-- hot, sure, but also outrageous in an innocent kind of way. I had the sense that none of the characters in the movie, even the raunchy extras in the bar scenes, was belittled. I suspected the writers, director, cast, etc., had a basic affection for their subjects and topic.

The dancing was great-- I noted "dancing doubles" in the credits for all of the girls-- and the bar tricks and stunts were fun. I enjoyed pretending that those stunts were even possible, and that they wouldn't have killed 7 people the first night they were tried in a real bar in real life. I gave this one an "8" out of 10. Go see it-- you'll like it!


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