Election

Election (1999)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Family, Mystery-Suspense  |   Sub-Genres - LGBT-Related Film, Satire, Teen Comedy, Teen Film  |   Release Date - Apr 23, 1999  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

Movie Info

Budget

$25,000,000

Box Office

$14,902,041

Tags

Citizen Ruth, Coming Of Age/Teen, Cult, Film Based On A Novel, Graduation, High School, Infidelity, Jealousy, Jim Mcallister, Morality, Overachiever, Party, Politics, Satire, Teacher, Tracy Flick

Attributes

Based On: Election
Narrative Location: Nebraska, New York City, Washington, D.C.

Alternate Titles

Candidata
RO
Elección
UY
Election
AU, EC, DE, IN, IE, IL, IT, KR, NZ, NO, PH, SG, ES, SE, GB, US
Élection
CA
Eleição
BR
Eleições
PT
Gimiboszi
HU
Išsišokėlė
LT
Izborni dani
HR
Kdo z koho
CZ
L'arriviste
FR
La elección
AR, CL
La Eleccion
SV
La trampa
MX
Seçimler
TR
Skandala sta thrania
GR
Vaalit
FI
Valimised
EE
Volitve
SI
Wybory
PL
Η Εκλογή
GR
Σκάνδαλα στα Θρανία
GR
Вискочка
UA
Выборы
RU
Выскочка
RU
Најважнији дан
RS
Съперници
BG
ハイスクール白書 優等生ギャルに気をつけろ!
JP
風流教師霹靂妹
TW