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R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick), a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim's secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked.

Cast: Matthew Broderick , Reese Witherspoon , Chris Klein , Jessica Campbell , Mark Harelik , Phil Reeves , Molly Hagan , Delaney Driscoll

Director: Alexander Payne

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: MTV Productions, Paramount Pictures

Election (1999)

Release Date: April 23rd, 1999|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The screenplay by Payne and Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, sees the lives of these suburban students and teachers through a prism of absurdity that refracts more truth than any straightforward telling. show more

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    When it comes to eloquently telling it like it is, Election puts the nation's political pundits to shame. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The actors are solid at every position, but Broderick, who seems to get better with each performance, is especially good at playing the impulsively self-destructive yet sympathetic loser. show more

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