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2,731 Ratings


Directed by Alexander Payne
United States, 1999
Comedy, Drama


Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year’s high school student election. But Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy, Jim talks football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well.

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Election Directed by Alexander Payne

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2000 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Independent Spirit Awards

2000 | 3 wins including: Best Feature

2000 | 2 nominations including: Best Debut Performance

Village Voice Film Poll

1999 | Nominee: Best Film

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