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.
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 ...
When Eric is trying to convince Gracie to do the pageant in the beginning in the gym, he says, "It wouldn't be like that.
1969: His mom, a native American activist, takes him with his siblings to Alcatraz prison where she takes part in the takeover.
For over a year, they go to Alcatraz two or three times a week.
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days.
The two had previously starred as police partners in the movie Demolition Man.8.
The actress did a number of her own stunts and had a lot of combat training for the movie. She also had to learn how to handle semi-automatic weapons. Benjamin Bratt played Bullock's FBI partner Eric Matthews.
That’s my action, the leaping and jumping around is no problem, it’s the walking and talking that’s the difficult part.” 11.
Because of this she had to practice walking down the stairs a lot for the pageant scenes. Sandra Bullock wanted the swimsuit contest written out of the movie and said that it was “a bone of contention”. Although set in New York and San Antonio, most of the movie was filmed in Austin, Texas. The scene at the start of the movie where Bullock drives through New York with her siren on and rushes into a Starbucks, was also filmed in Austin. To get Michael Caine on board the script had to be rewritten; “It took some pretty major script rewriting to get Oscar-winner Michael Caine aboard.