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Election

1999-04-23 | Comedy
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Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick 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.
Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon

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Election FAQ

The release date of Election is April 23, 1999.
The director of Election is Alexander Payne.
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.
On September 16, 2021, there were 5283 public reaction to Election including trenchant dialogue, smart and witty dialogue, ironic line, sardonic dialogue, ironic twist.
The runtime of Election is 103 minutes.
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.
Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick 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..
The genre of Election is Comedy.
On September 16, 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.