�COYOTE UGLY,� A ROMPIN� STOMPIN� BAR HOPPIN� GOOD TIME MOVIE,
AIRS AS THE �ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK,� AUGUST 12
Starring Piper Perabo, John Goodman and Tyra Banks, the Film
Airs in HDTV Format with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound and Also in Spanish
�Coyote Ugly,� a cocktail of rockin� music and visual delights, will air as the �ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,� AUGUST 12 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network (Rebroadcast. OAD 5/27/04). The feature, starring Piper Perabo (�Cheaper by the Dozen 1 & 2,� �Lost and Delirious�), Golden Globe winner John Goodman (�Monsters, Inc.,� TV�s �Rosanne�) and super model Tyra Banks (�Larceny,� creator/executive producer of TV�s �America�s Next Top Model�), will air in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and also in Spanish via SAP.
Editors note: This film was originally scheduled to air from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET, but will now air from 9:00-11:00 p.m.
In �Coyote Ugly,� Violet Sanford (Perabo) leaves her blue-collar New Jersey home for New York City, where she wants to pursue a career as a songwriter. Violet�s quest has a few drawbacks in the fact that she is shy, reserved and unable to sing before a crowd. Her encounter with a Western-style bar, run by a woman (Maria Bello, �A History of Violence,� �Secret Window�) and her staff of women bartenders (Tyra Banks, Izabella Miko and Bridget Moynahan), opens her eyes to a whole new world.
Violet is hired as a bartender and soon joins the staff as they pour drinks and dance atop the bar in a frenzy of fun and great music. Love sparks between Violet and Kevin O�Donnell (Adam Garcia, �Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,� �Love�s Brother�), an adventurous Australian who is determined to help her with her stage fright. Meanwhile, her overprotective father (John Goodman) looks to protect her from the atmosphere of her new place of employment.
�Coyote Ugly� stars Piper Perabo as Violet Sanford, Adam Garcia as Kevin O�Donnell, John Goodman as Bill, Maria Bello as Lil, Izabella Miko (�The House of Usher,� �The Forsaken�) as Cammie, Tyra Banks as Zoe, Bridget Moynahan (�I, Robot,� �The Recruit�) as Rachel, Melanie Lynskey (TV�s �Two and a Half Men�) as Gloria, Del Pentecost as Lou, Michael Weston as Danny, LeAnn Rimes as herself, John Fugelsang as Richie the booker, Jeremy Rowley as William Morris receptionist and Ellen Cleghorne as Wendy (music publishing receptionist).
The 2000 release was directed by David McNally (�Kangaroo Jack�) and written by Gina Wendkos (�The Perfect Man,� �The Princess Diaries�). The feature is a production of Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Touchstone Pictures. (CLOSED CAPTIONED)
�COYOTE UGLY� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Coyote Ugly� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and also in Spanish via SAP. This program carries a TV-14,D,L,S parental guideline.