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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

John Goodman admitted that he participated in this film only for the money. See more »

Goofs

Lil lists the drinks the bar serves as "Jim, Jack, Johnny Red, Johnny Black, and Jose; all my favorite men. You can have it any way you like it, as long as it's in a shot glass." However, when Violet first shows up to ask for a job she is asked to carry a case down the stairs she carries a case of Crown Royal.

Lil is being clever in listing alcohol with men's names in them. Only the ones with men's names. Crown Royal isn't a man's name, but it's a bar and it doesn't mean she doesn't serve other types of alcohol. It's also a very busy night and it's succinct. A few minutes later, a customer orders 8 shots (4 Canadian, 4 south of the border). None of those men are Canadian, so if he ordered it, she must carry it (Crown Royal is Canadian). Actually, no self-respecting of any caliber would limit it's libations to only 5 name-brand liquors, let alone only 2 bourbons, 2 scotches and a tequila. See more »

Quotes

Violet: I'm not lost. Somebody just moved my street.
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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 »

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Fly Away
Written by Lenny Kravitz
Performed by Lenny Kravitz
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Nice actress in unwatchable movie
29 December 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) is an aspiring songwriter from small town New Jersey. She leaves her pizza joint waitress job, her father, and her best friend to pursue her dreams in NYC. Only the big bad city is getting the best of her. Down to her last few dollars, she tries out for a surprising job at a bar called Coyote Ugly.

First, I don't know why she has to move to NYC to pursue her dreams as a songwriter. I would think New Jersey is close enough to get rejected by the music industry, and she could do a week or two. But as a songwriter, why does she have to stay there? I think it would be better if she's an actress.

Then the rejections are so silly and ham fisted. It had me rolling my eyes, and hating the first act. By the time she gets to the bar, I couldn't really stand the movie. Maria Bello plays the bar owner. Izabella Miko, Tyra Banks, and Bridget Moynahan play the dancers. Other than watching some hot actresses dancing suggestively, there isn't much in this movie.


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