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Producer Bruckheimer revisits the "Flashdance" formula for this tale of a young innocent songwriter (Perabo) who ends up slingin' drinks and barin' her navel in the eponymous bar while seeking fame and fortune in New York. The plot is as naive and wide-eyed as the main character, leaving no room for surprise twists, but allowing for a movie-saving performance by John Goodman as the concerned dad and a discovery in Aussie Garcia as the love interest. The rest of the cast consists of jiggly window dressing, but the PG-13 rating guarentees disappointment for a large segment of the audience. It's bad, but not in a career-destroying, "Showgirls" kind of way.

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Available on Running time 94 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Bar & Grill, New York, New York, Adapted from an Article, Waiters & Waitresses, New Jersey
Todd Graff, Kevin Smith, Gina Wendkos
Piper Perabo, Maria Bello, Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Melanie Lynskey, Ellen Cleghorne, Bud Cort, Izabella Miko, Bridget Moynahan, Adam Garcia, Del Pentacost, Michael Weston
Amir M. Mokri
David McNally
Trevor Horn
Touchstone Pictures

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Coyote Ugly
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The comedy, Coyote Ugly released in the year 2000, with a run time of 94 minutes. Piper Perabo stars as Violet Sanford, Adam Garcia as Kevin O’Donnell, and John Goodman as Violets father Bill. Violet moves to New York City in hopes to become a songwriter. She gets a job working at NYC’s hottest nightclub, Coyote Ugly. There she meets some of her best friends. She also meets a guy with the name of Kevin. He tries to convince her to sing the songs she has been writing. But she won’t at first. Violet has stage fright. So Kevin tries to help her accomplish getting over her fear of stage fright. By the end of the movie, Violet and Kevin fall for each other, and she finally fits in at NYC, as well at her job at Coyote Ugly. Her dad is happy for her and she finally gets over her stage fright!