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1999-04-23 | Comedy

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A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon

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16 wins50 nominations
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  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

  • Golden Globes, USA

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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    Best Director


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Election FAQ

The release date of Election is April 23, 1999.
The genre of Election is Comedy.
The director of Election is Alexander Payne.
On January 14, 2021, the IMDB rating of Election is 7.2/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 92/100, Metacritic rating is 83/100, TMDB rating is 6.0/10.
The certification of Election is R.
On January 14, 2021, there were 5209 public reaction to Election including masterful story, good story, Oscar-worthy performance, with memorable moments, stoner comedy.
Election won 2000 Film Independent Spirit Awards, 2000 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, 2000 National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA, 2000 Online Film Critics Society Awards, 2000 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards, 2000 Writers Guild of America, USA, 1999 Casting Society of America, USA, 1999 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards, 1999 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, 1999 National Board of Review, USA and 3 others.
The casts of Election are Matthew Broderick starring as Jim McAllister, Reese Witherspoon starring as Tracy Enid Flick, Chris Klein starring as Paul Metzler, Jessica Campbell starring as Tammy Metzler, Mark Harelik starring as Dave Novotny, Phil Reeves starring as Walt Hendricks.
The runtime of Election is 99 minutes.
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections..