Miss Congeniality

Trivia: Gracie's and Vic's hotel room in the movie are both marked 103 for some reason. The crew did it on purpose, for reasons unknown.

Trivia: Ken Thomas and John DiResta who play FBI Agents Harris and Clonsky, are both ex-cops turned actors.

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Trivia: At the preliminaries, Stan asks of Miss Rhode Island, "Describe your perfect date" and Cheryl answers oddly, "April 25th." Marc Lawrence the screenwriter says in the DVD commentary that it's an actual answer given by a contestant in a pageant, that he found in research for the film. (01:05:40)

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Trivia: Ever wonder where they got the beautiful Miss Ohio? The woman who plays her part is the real Miss Texas, a subtle tribute to the state the movie was shot in.

Trivia: The book young Gracie is reading at the start is 'The Invisible Intruder,' featuring the famous and oh-so-perfect Nancy Drew, teen detective.

Trivia: On the commentary, the director and screenwriter both say that not only are Vic's and Gracie's rooms numbered 103, but the agents' surveillance room is also numbered 103. Yet when Gracie unlocks the door to the surveillance room, after beer and pizza at the club, we see that the room number is 106, not 103, as claimed on the commentary. (01:12:00)

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Trivia: Whenever they show the director and equipment room of the pageant you can see a Canadian flag behind them and it has a circle around it with a cross through the maple leaf. You may need to zoom in on the DVD but it is there. It's rumored to be an inside joke because of how many movies are now being made in Canada, due to lower production costs there. (01:23:55)

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Trivia: Scott Grossman, the choreographer, plays himself in the film. He does the choreography in many pageants, including Miss America and Miss Teen USA. (00:42:45)

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Trivia: Gracie Hart is determined to be a top notch FBI agent in order to follow in the footsteps of her mother Emily, who was a respected FBI agent, who died while in the line of duty. After the briefing, she is seen passing the photo of her mother on the memorial wall, when she speaks with McDonald about following orders and the Citizen case. Also seen in the deleted scenes.

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Continuity mistake: After Gracie is given the title of Miss Congeniality, Miss Texas (with her broken nose) and some others go up to hug her. As Miss Texas is hugging Gracie up at the podium in the first shot, the very next shot is a close-up of Victor and Matthews in the 'audience', and seen right in front of them in the audience is Miss Texas. (01:45:10)

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More mistakes in Miss Congeniality

Gracie Hart: My teeth - What are you going to do with my teeth?
Victor Melling: Hopefully, remove the beer stains and steak residue.

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Question: In the scene where Hart finds out about the Citizen being caught, when she and Matthews are arguing, Matthews says ,"You're not the only one who lives his life for the job..." Clearly he says HIS, as though both him and Hart would fall under that category. Is this a mistake, or is it supposed to be there?

Answer: It is supposed to be there. There are numerous references to Matthews (and the other agents) simply referring to Hart as one of the guys or even just as a guy.


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