Coyote Ugly (film) A talented 21-year-old singer, Violet Sanford, moves to Manhattan looking for her big career break in show business. Eventually she is discovered while performing in a popular western bar, the Coyote Ugly, in Greenwich Village, where sexy, enterprising young women tantalize customers and the media alike with their outrageous antics. Violet finds success, and a genuine fan and lovestruck admirer in a young chef named Kevin. Released on August 4, 2000. A Touchstone Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer film. Directed by David McNally. Stars Piper Perabo (Violet Sanford), Adam Garcia (Kevin), Maria Bello (Lil), Malanie Lynskey (Gloria). Izabella Miko (Cammie), Bridget Moynahan (Rachel), Tyra Banks (Zoe), John Goodman (Bill Sanford). 101 min. Filmed in Cinemascope. Released on video in 2001.