Directors: Donald Petrie
Cast: Gracie Hart: Sandra Bullock; Stan Fields: William Shatner; Eric Matthews: Benjamin Bratt; Cheryl Frasier, Miss Rhode Island: Heather Burns; Victor Melling: Michael Caine; Kathy Morningside: Candice Bergen; FBI Asst. Director Harry McDonald: Ernie Hudson; Agent Clonsky: John DiResta; Frank Tobin: Steve Monroe; Leslie Davis, Miss California: Wendy Raquel Robinson; Karen Krantz, Miss New York: Melissa De Sousa; Mary Jo Wright, Miss Texas: Deirdre Quinn; Alana Krewson, Miss Hawaii: Asia De Marcos; FBI Agent Harris: Ken Thomas; FBI Agent Jerry Grant: Gabriel Folse
Taglines: Unpolished. Unkempt. Unleashed. Undercover.
She’s Got A Killer To Catch… Right After The Swimsuit Competition.
Never Mess With An Agent In A Dress
This Christmas, get ready for a little peace on earth and good will towards men
She’s about to give crime fighting a makeover.
Storyline: When a serial killer indicates that his next target is the Miss United States beauty pageant, the F.B.I. decides that they must get an undercover agent as a participant in the contest. A search uncovers no suitable candidate other than a bumbling female agent (Sandra Bullock). Reluctantly, her captain (Ernie Hudson) agrees to let her join the team working the case. The team is led by a womanizing agent (Ben Bratt) who has an apparent reluctant attraction to Bullock’s character. She enters as Miss New Jersey, replacing a contestant who was discovered to have acted in a porno film. The pageant managers (Candice Bergen, William Shatner) are immediately aghast about the agent appearing in the pageant, but arrange a top handler (Michael Caine) to come give her a quick makeover, with the expected outstanding results. Unfortunately, she still is bumbling. When the killer is suddenly caught, everything seems to be over, except the female agent tries to convince her boss that something is still not right. She has discovered that the pageant managers are being dismissed after 21 years for younger people, and Bergen’s character may not be as solid as she seems on the surface.