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Generally favorable reviews- based on 87 Ratings

Summary: When a serial killer indicates that his next target is the Miss United States beauty pageant, the F.B.I. decides that they must get an undercover agent as a participant in the contest. A search uncovers no suitable candidate other than a bumbling female agent. Reluctantly, her captain agrees to let her join the team working the case. The team is led by a womanizing agent who has an apparent reluctant attraction to Bullock's character. She enters as Miss New Jersey, replacing a contestant who was discovered to have acted in a porno film. The pageant managers are immediately aghast about the agent appearing in the pageant, but arrange a top handler to come give her a quick makeover, with the expected outstanding results. Unfortunately, she still is bumbling. When the killer is suddenly caught, everything seems to be over, except the female agent tries to convince her boss that something is still not right. She has discovered that the pageant managers are being dismissed after 21 years for younger people, and Bergen's character may not be as solid as she seems on the surface.
Runtime: 109 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual references and a scene of violence.
Production: Village Roadshow Pictures
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime
Countries: USA, Australia
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Hawaiian
Home Release Date: May 1, 2001
Director Credit
Donald Petrie Director
Writer Credit
Caryn Lucas Written By
Katie Ford Written By
Marc Lawrence Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Michael Caine Victor Melling
Sandra Bullock Gracie Hart
Cast Credit
Asia De Marcos Alana Krewson, Miss Hawaii
Benjamin Bratt Eric Matthews
Candice Bergen Kathy Morningside
Deirdre Quinn Mary Jo Wright, Miss Texas
Ernie Hudson Harry McDonald
Gabriel Folse Agent Jerry Grant
Heather Burns Cheryl Frasier, Miss Rhode Island
John DiResta Agent Clonsky
Ken Thomas Agent Harris
Melissa De Sousa Karen Krantz, Miss New York
Steve Monroe Frank Tobin
Wendy Raquel Robinson Leslie Davis, Miss California
William Shatner Stan Fields
Producer Credit
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Endrick Lekay Assistant Producer
Ginger Sledge Executive Producer
Katie Ford Co-Producer
Marc Lawrence Executive Producer
Sandra Bullock Producer
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