Coyote Ugly (2000)
Front Cover Actor
Piper Perabo Violet Sanford
Adam Garcia Kevin O'Donnell
John Goodman Bill Sanford
Maria Bello Lil
Izabella Miko Cammie
Tyra Banks Zoe
Bridget Moynahan Rachel
Melanie Lynskey Gloria
Del Pentecost Lou the Bouncer
Michael Weston Danny
Del Pentacost Lou
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Romance
Director David McNally (II); David McNally
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer; Chad Oman
Writer Gina Wendkos
Studio Touchstone Pictures; Touchstone / Disney
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 40 mins
Country USA
Color Color
As a producer, Jerry Bruckheimer makes movies for guys, mostly action films like Top Gun and Gone in 60 Seconds. The ones he makes that feature women, such as Flashdance and now Coyote Ugly, broaden their appeal with a fondness for "strong women." For Bruckheimer, that means self-determined, attractive women who don't need men to get what they want. Is there anything sexier than that? In Coyote Ugly, the charming young waif Piper Perabo stars as Violet, a New Jersey waitress who moves to New York to make it big as a songwriter. She has absolutely no idea how the music business works, relying instead on her faith in her own abilities. In order to make ends meet, she gets a job in a bar called Coyote Ugly, where the bartenders are scantily clad women who dance on the bar and order around their mostly male clientele. Really, they are strippers who don't have to take off their clothes. In fact, the owner (Maria Bello) orders them to enact the first rule of strip clubs: "Appear available but never be available." Bruckheimer is smart enough to focus on the naive girl instead of the seamier side of the story, following her as she realizes her dream and picks up a disposable but nice man along the way. Further "empowering" the female figures in the film, Zoe (Tyra Banks), the bartender whom Violet is replacing, leaves in order to go to law school. See? They're as smart as they are sexy! Then there's John Goodman, who turns in an absolutely charming performance as Violet's concerned father. This is a sweet and inoffensive film as long as you don't think too much about it. --Andy Spletzer
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Index 1438
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/8/04
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Owner NF
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 786936144505
Release Date 8/13/02
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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