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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Promotional poster for Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Directed by John Pasquin
Produced by Sandra Bullock
Marc Lawrence
Written by Marc Lawrence
Starring Sandra Bullock
Regina King
Enrique Murciano
William Shatner
Ernie Hudson
Heather Burns
Diedrich Bader
Treat Williams
Music by John Van Tongeren
Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr.
Editing by Garth Craven
Studio Castle Rock Entertainment
Village Roadshow Pictures
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) March 25, 2005
Running time 115 min.
Language English
Budget $60,000,000 [1]
Gross revenue $101,393,569
Preceded by Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is a 2005 comedy film directed by John Pasquin, starring Sandra Bullock and Regina King. It is a sequel to the 2000 film Miss Congeniality.

Bullock, who also produced the film, commented during the film's promotion on the type of story she wanted to tell:

I want women to be able to do the same thing that men get to do in comedies and say, 'That's a comedy.' Why does it always have to be a romantic comedy? Why does the girl have to end up with the guy? Why can't it be a buddy film?


Plot summary

Three weeks after the events of the first film, FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) has become a celebrity after she infiltrated a beauty pageant on her last assignment. Her fame results in her cover being blown while she is trying to prevent a bank heist.

To capitalize on the publicity, the FBI decide to make Gracie the new "face" of the FBI; Gracie, who is hurt after being dumped by her boyfriend, fellow Agent Eric Matthews (who is relocated to Miami in the movie), agrees to the reassignment. The movie flashes forwards ten months, and she begins appearing on morning television giving out fashion advice and promoting her book.

However, when Cheryl, Miss United States and Gracie's friend (Heather Burns), and Stan Fields (William Shatner) are kidnapped in Las Vegas, Gracie is prompted to return to her old ways. She goes undercover to try to rescue them, accompanied by her bodyguard Sam Fuller (Regina King). This puts her at odds with the FBI, as they are unwilling to lose their mascot and are unsure if she's still up to the task.



The film grossed $101 million worldwide (less than half of the first film made almost five years earlier).[2] It was generally panned by critics, and has received a 14% approval rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 144 reviews.[3]


  1. ^ The - Miss Congeniality 2 budget data
  2. ^ Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
  3. ^ Rotten Tomatoes - Miss Congeniality 2

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