Miss Congeniality is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, and produced by and starring Sandra Bullock as Gracie Hart, a tomboy agent who is asked by the FBI to go undercover as a contestant when a terrorist threatens to bomb the Miss United States pageant. Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen, William Shatner, and Ernie Hudson star in supporting roles.
In 1982, a young Gracie Hart steps into a playground fight to beat up a bully who is threatening a boy she likes. However, the boy feels humiliated at being rescued by a girl and rejects her rudely. In response, Gracie punches him in the nose and leaves to sulk alone.
|author||Katie Ford Marc Lawrence|
|events||Infiltration Miss USA terrorism|
|keywords||animal rights animal rights activist arrest beauty pageant bomb threat bully choke criminal record domestic terrorist fbi federal bureau of investigation food poisoning glass harp how to mc miss united states mob boss morning new jersey party poison rescue rhode island san antonio texas self-defense special agent sting operation talent competition their way tiara undercover want|
|productionCompany||Castle Rock Entertainment Fortis Films NPV Entertainment Village Roadshow Pictures|
|publisher||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|recordedAt||New York City|
|theme||action comedy police comedy|