miss congeniality

the year: 2000

the genre: comedy

the cast: Sandra Bullock (Gracie Hart); Michael Caine (Victor Melling); Benjamin Bratt (Eric Matthews); Candice Bergen (Kathy Morningside); William Shatner (Stan Fields)

the plot: When a serial killer indicates that his next target is the Miss United States beauty pageant, the FBI decides that they must enter an undercover agent as a participant in the contest. A search uncovers no suitable candidate other than a bumbling female agent. The pageant managers are aghast at Gracie joining the pageant, but arrange a top handler to come give her a quick makeover, with the expected outstanding results. Now if she can just catch the killer...

don't miss: Michael Caine as Victor. He knows his pageant stuff!

listen for: "Miss Rhode Island, please describe your idea of a perfect date." "That's a tough one. I'd have to say April 25th. Because it's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket."

did you know: Cheryl "Rhode Island's" answer to the question "What is your idea of a perfect date?" was actually used as an answer in a real beauty pageant.

extra bonus points: if you know what's special about the dress Gracie wears post-makeover while "Mustang Sally" is playing in the background.


Erika said...

I think I'll name one of my plants Gracie Lou Freebush.

Millie Motts said...

Answer: The dress was made entirely of rubber bands. When Sandra Bullock held the "gown", it fit in the palm of her hand.