Miss Congeniality is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, and Caryn Lucas, and starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, and Candice Bergen.
In 1982, a very young Grace Hart (Bullock) 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, whereupon she punches him in the nose and leaves to sulk alone. Years later, Gracie is now a tough Special Agent for the FBI. During a sting operation against Russian mobsters, she disobeys her superior's (Hudson) orders in order to save a mob boss who appears to be choking, which causes one of the other agents to be shot. She is demoted to a desk job as punishment.
|author||Katie Ford Marc Lawrence|
|keywords||animal rights animal rights activist arrest beauty pageant bomb threat bratt bullock bully choke domestic terrorist fbi federal bureau of investigation food poisoning glass harp how to mc miss united states miss usa mob boss morning new jersey party poison rescue rhode island san antonio texas self-defense special agent sting operation talent competition undercover want|
|productionCompany||Castle Rock Entertainment Village Roadshow Pictures|
|publisher||Roadshow Entertainment Village Roadshow Pictures Warner Bros.|
|recordedAt||New York City|
|theme||action comedy police comedy|