Coyote Ugly (2000)
In COYOTE UGLY, an aspiring songwriter, Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo),
leaves her small-town home and her supportive father (John Goodman) for
New York City in hopes of starting a music career. But life in the big
city is harder than she imagined. Feeling defeated, and unemployed, she
hears about a job opening at a bar called Coyote Ugly, and persuades the
bar owner, Lil (Mario Bello), to give her a chance among the bar's
beautiful brigade of bartenders. When Violet arrives for work the
bouncer tells her it's a quiet night, but when she goes inside the bar
she is hit by a wall of throbbing music and howling men. Two women are
atop the bar, pulling a customer back over it, pulling up his shirt, and
pouring beer on his chest. Welcome to COYOTE UGLY. How will Violet deal
with the bar? How will it deal with her? What of her songwriting plans?
Inside this raucous, raunchy movie, coproduced by Don Simpson and Jerry
Bruckheimer (FLASHDANCE), is a sweet romance between Violet and Kevin (Adam
Garcia), a refreshing escape from the chaos of the bar.
Genres: Comedy and Romance
Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
Release Date: August 4, 2000 Nationwide.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sensuality.
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures
Starring: Piper Perabo, Maria Bello, Tyra Banks, Adam Garcia, Bridget
Moynahan, John Goodman, Michael Weston, Vincent Schiavelli, Bud Cort,
Ellen Cleghorne, Johnny Knoxville, Melanie Lynskey, Stephanie Hodge,
Victor Argo, Izabella Miko, Pauley Perrette, LeAnn Rimes, Adam
Alexi-Malle, Alex Borstein
Director: David McNally
Producer: Chad Oman, Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenwriter: Gina Wendkos
Art Director: Bruce Miller
Cinematographer: Amir Mokri
Editor: William Goldenberg
Song Performer: Anastacia, Tamara Walker
Composer: Trevor Horn