Release Date: July 23rd, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 14th, 1999
PG-13|1 hr 39 min
An annual beauty pageant in small-town Minnesota turns ridiculously competitive and ultimately chaotic in this biting comedy. Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst), the daughter of hard-drinking mom Annette (Ellen Barkin), and Becky Leeman (Denise Richards), who is motivated by her former beauty-queen mother, Gladys (Kirstie Alley), are among the top contenders in the event. As Amber, Becky, and other local girls prepare for the big day, bizarre incidents occur, leading up to an ending with a bang.
Director: Michael Jann
Production Co: New Line Cinema, Capella International, KC Medien AG
Distributors: New Line Home Video [us], Concorde Filmverleih, Capella International, New Line Cinema, Filmes Castello Lopes [pt], Pony Canyon Inc., Icon Film Distribution Ltd., Metropolitan Filmexport [fr]