12 certificateCoyote Ugly is a Film programme that first aired in 2000 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Coyote Ugly is a 3 star programme

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Coyote Ugly (2000)

Directed by
David McNally

Sensitive songwriter Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) moves to New York in search of her big break, but the small town girl finds the Big Apple tough to crack. With no money and dozens of demo tapes rejected, Violet is delighted to land a lucrative job at the city's hottest nightspot, Coyote Ugly. The newcomer's, joy, however, is short-lived, when she discovers that the feisty female bar staff, or 'coyotes', are not averse to flirting with the clientele for tips, or partaking in an impromptu bar-top boogie. The newest member of the pack finds it hard to adopt the coyotes' upfront attitudes and has her confidence tested to the limit when it comes to singing and dancing in front of the boisterous crowd. Things start to look up, however, when handsome customer Kevin (Adam Garcia) appears on the scene and helps Violet find the self-belief she needs to get her dreams back on track.

Based on the real-life New York venue, this lively comedy sees super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer bring the notorious nightspot's raucous antics to the screen.

Both sugary sweet and scintillatingly sexy, Coyote Ugly is an outrageously entertaining Friday night flick. While Perabo performs several musical numbers, it was LeAnn Rimes who had a huge number one hit with the film's signature tune Can't Fight the Moonlight; even popping up in one of the film's many rowdy bar scenes to belt it out. With a gorgeous cast, including Bridget Moynahan, model Tyra Banks and token male hunk Garcia, there's little question the film's primary objective is to be easy on the eye. There's not much beneath the surface, but who cares when it's this much fun.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 2000

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Piper Perabo...Violet Sanford
Adam Garcia...Kevin O'Donnell
Image for John GoodmanJohn Goodman...Bill
Image for Maria BelloMaria Bello...Lil
Izabella Miko...Cammie
Tyra Banks...Zoe
Image for Bridget MoynahanBridget Moynahan...Rachel
Melanie Lynskey...Gloria
Del Pentecost...Lou
Michael Weston...Danny
LeAnn Rimes...Herself
Jeremy Rowley...William Morris Receptionist
Ellen Cleghorne...Music Publishing Receptionist
John Fugelsang...Richie the Booker
Bud Cort...Romero