Election (Motion picture)

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  • Civics teacher Jim McAllister is worried: obnoxious, perennial overachiever Tracy Flick looks likely to win the student body presidency--she is running unopposed. Seeking to inject some democracy into the process, he persuades nice but dim football hero Paul Metzler to stand against her. This merely makes Tracy even more determined to win, and when Paul's alienated younger sister Tammy joins the race, leads her to use extreme measures to guarantee success. Meanwhile, Mr. McAllister's life becomes increasingly complicated as he strays from the principles he teaches. Politics is rarely pretty, but the students and faculty at Carver High are about to find out just how ugly it can get.


  • Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1999.
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Alexander Payne [optional audio feature].
  • DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital Surround; presented in anamorphic widescreen, aspect ratio: 2.35:1.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Teacher of the year -- Morals and ethics -- Harmonious & productive -- Apples and oranges -- Conflict of interest -- Love and support -- Pathetic promises -- Unconscionable travesty -- Plumbing problem -- Slanderous accusations -- Sting -- Serious consequences -- Election day -- Interfering with destiny -- Life mistake -- Moving on -- Whole new life -- End credits
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