Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

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Miss Congeniality 2:
Armed and Fabulous
Miss Congeniality 2.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Pasquin
Produced by Sandra Bullock
Marc Lawrence
Written by Marc Lawrence
Based on Characters 
by Marc Lawrence
Katie Ford
Caryn Lucas
Music by John Van Tongeren
Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr.
Edited by Garth Craven
Distributed by

Warner Bros. Pictures (US)

Roadshow Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)[1]
Release dates
  • March 24, 2005 (2005-03-24) (US)
Running time
115 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60 million[1]
Box office $101,393,569

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (also known as Miss Congeniality 2 or Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous) is a 2005 comedy film directed by John Pasquin, starring Sandra Bullock. 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?


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), agrees to the reassignment.

Ten months later, she begins appearing on morning television giving out fashion advice and promoting her book.

However, when Cheryl (Miss United States, played by Heather Burns), and Gracie's friend 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 Cheryl and Stan, 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 tasks.



The film grossed $101 million worldwide.[2] It was generally panned by critics, and has received a 15% approval rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 145 reviews.[3]


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