• Comedy
  • Rated: MA 15+,AA,15,14,R,12,13+
  • Director: Alexander Payne
  • Writer: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
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Election is a 1999 American black comedy-drama film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by him and Jim Taylor from Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel of the same title. The plot revolves around a high school election and satirizes both suburban high school life and politics. The film stars Matthew Broderick as Jim McAllister, a popular high school social studies teacher in suburban Omaha, Nebraska, and Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick, around the time of the school's student body election. When Tracy qualifies to run for class president, McAllister believes she does not deserve the title and tries his best to stop her from winning. Although a box office bomb, Election received critical acclaim, primarily for its writing and direction. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Golden Globe nomination for Witherspoon in the Best Actress category, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film in 1999.
  • Comedy
  • Rated: MA 15+,AA,15,14,R,12,13+
  • Director: Alexander Payne
  • Writer: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

  • Matthew Broderick
    Reese Witherspoon
    Chris Klein
    Jessica Campbell
    Mark Harelik
    Phil Reeves
    Molly Hagan
    Delaney Driscoll
    Colleen Camp
    Frankie Ingrassia
    Matt Malloy
    Jeanine Jackson
    Holmes Osborne
    Nicholas D'agosto
    John Ponzio

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  • (1999)

  • Comedy
  • Rated: MA 15+,AA,15,14,R,12,13+
  • Director: Alexander Payne
  • Writer: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
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Election is a 1999 American black comedy-drama film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by him and Jim Taylor from Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel of the same title. The plot revolves around a high school election and satirizes both suburban high school life and politics. The film stars Matthew Broderick as Jim McAllister, a popular high school social studies teacher in suburban Omaha, Nebraska, and Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick, around the time of the school's student body election. When Tracy qualifies to run for class president, McAllister believes she does not deserve the title and tries his best to stop her from winning. Although a box office bomb, Election received critical acclaim, primarily for its writing and direction. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Golden Globe nomination for Witherspoon in the Best Actress category, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film in 1999.

Starring
  • Matthew Broderick
    Reese Witherspoon
    Chris Klein
    Jessica Campbell
    Mark Harelik
    Phil Reeves
    Molly Hagan
    Delaney Driscoll
    Colleen Camp
    Frankie Ingrassia
    Matt Malloy
    Jeanine Jackson
    Holmes Osborne
    Nicholas D'agosto
    John Ponzio