Miss Congeniality

Synopsis: Undercover FBI agent Gracie Hart shows no signs of having any femininity in her demeanor or appearance. Generally a bright and capable agent, she is in trouble at work when she makes an error in judgment in a case which results in a near disaster. As such, one of her by-the-books colleagues, Eric Matthews, who has never shown any inclination of thinking outside the box, is assigned to lead the high profile case of a terrorist coined The Citizen instead of her, while she is facing possible disciplinary action. Gracie pieces together the evidence to determine that The Citizen's next target will be the Miss United States beauty pageant. The pageant represents everything that Gracie abhors. Despite Gracie's mannish demeanor, Eric, with no other undercover female agent remotely fitting the demographic, assigns her to go undercover as a pageant contestant to see if she can flush out The Citizen, who is perhaps one of the other contestants. Although the pageant administration, led by former w
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Donald Petrie
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Arson, explosives, poison...

...this guy never works

the same way twice.

The only thing we know for sure...

...is, we get these letters full

of incomprehensible riddles...

... he strikes and suddenly

the clues make sense.

This one is down in lntelligence.

Hopefully, we'll get a lead

before somebody gets killed.

In the meantime...

... Matthews, get a team together.

Sir, you want me to take point?.

For five years you've wanted it.

Last night, you earned it.

Pick your team.

I want preliminaries by 3.

That's it.


Who's buying me lunch?.

Sir, I would like to talk

about what happened last night.

I didn't exactly follow orders--

"Exactly" follow orders?.

There's no such thing.

You follow orders or you don't.

No arguments, sir. None whatsoever.

Until the hearing,

you're out of the field.

The hearing is totally warranted.

Wouldn't I be better

on the Citizen case?.

I have a background

in profiling and decoding.

I could contribute.

Like you contributed last night?.

By putting yourself

and 5 agents in jeopardy?.

I'll save the rest

for the review board.

You will bury yourself

under a mountain of paperwork.

Discussion is over.

Mike, give me a pint.

Rough day?.

The worst.

Sure you want a whole one?.

Yeah. Hit me bigtime, baby.

Hey, Einstein. If you figure out

that Citizen letter, let me know.

Congratulations on the op.

It's a big shot.


How are you doing?. You okay?.

I' m good.

You' re starting early today.

Yeah, l' m gonna get chip-faced.

Want to join me?.

I'd love to, but I have

a pressing social engagement.


Brownie meeting.

Mike, give me a beer and....

Milk. Give her milk.

White wine spritzer.

Are most of the people in here agents?.

As a matter of fact, here's

an agent. Gracie Hart.

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Marc Lawrence

Marc Lawrence (born Max Goldsmith, February 17, 1910 – November 28, 2005) was an American character actor who specialized in underworld types. He has also been credited as F. A. Foss, Marc Laurence and Marc C. Lawrence. more…

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