Election

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Overview

One of the sleeper hits of 1999, Election is the first high school film geared for adults since Blackboard Jungle. The DVD boasts a crisp widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The only extra is director Alexander Payne's commentary, which is terrific--insightful, articulate and personal. Listening to the commentary, it becomes clear that Payne didn't make a great film by accident, but through a combination of clear vision and methodical craft. Payne is remarkably frank in discussing his subtle ...
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Overview

One of the sleeper hits of 1999, Election is the first high school film geared for adults since Blackboard Jungle. The DVD boasts a crisp widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The only extra is director Alexander Payne's commentary, which is terrific--insightful, articulate and personal. Listening to the commentary, it becomes clear that Payne didn't make a great film by accident, but through a combination of clear vision and methodical craft. Payne is remarkably frank in discussing his subtle devices, which makes for a great lecture for any aspiring filmmaker.
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Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16x9; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 surround; English Dolby surround; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Audio commentary with director Alexander Payne
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
A satire of electoral and scholastic politics, Election may have been set in high school but it was not just another teen movie. Directed and co-scripted by Alexander Payne with the same even-handed sharpness as his comically incendiary debut Citizen Ruth (1996), Election's contest between Type-A student overachiever Tracy Flick and resentful civics teacher Jim McCallister delves into the behavioral minutiae ruling the ultimate popularity contest, presaging the deviousness and inertia that define national politics. Superbly cast as the anti-Ferris Bueller, Matthew Broderick is deceptively nice as the schlub teacher who hates the student destined to power herself out of Omaha (even as he finds her attractive). Reese Witherspoon's Tracy may be a monster, but Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor wisely reveal how the balance of power against the less privileged (and female) fuels her sociopathic drive. Jessica Campbell's astutely anarchic teen lesbian, however, provides the electoral coup de grace. Hailed for its excellent performances, expert pacing, and humor both broad and subtle, Election received several critics' prizes and an Oscar nomination for Payne and Taylor's screenplay, but failed to convert some of the best reviews of the year into equally outstanding box office popularity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/1999
  • UPC: 097363340348
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 60,653

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Broderick Jim McAllister
Reese Witherspoon Tracy Flick
Chris Klein Paul Metzler
Jessica Campbell Tammy Metzler
Mark Harelik Dave Novotny
Phil Reeves Walt Hendricks
Molly Hagan Diane McAllister
Delaney Driscoll Linda Novotny
Colleen Camp Barbara Flick
Frankie Igrassia Lisa Flanagan
Matt Malloy Vice Principal Ron Bell
Jeanine Jackson Jo Metzler
Holmes Osborne Dick Metzler
Loren Nelson Custodian
Emily Martin Girl in Crisis
Jonathan Marion Classroom Student
Amy Falcone Classroom Student
Matt Justesen "Eat Me" Boy
Nick Kenny "Eat Me" Boy's Buddy
Brian Tobin Adult Video Actor
Christa Young Adult Video Actress
David Wenzel Tracy's Friend Eric
Joel Parks Jerry Slavin
Larry Kaiser Chemistry Teacher
Marilyn Tipp Carver Office Lady
Jeannie Brayman Faculty Ballot-Giver
Nick D'Agosto Larry Fouch
James Devney Motel Clerk
L. Carmen Novoa Spanish Teacher
Jason Paige Kid in Georgetown Hall
Matt Golden Kid in Georgetown Hall
Heather Koenig Kid in Georgetown Hall
Jillian Crane Jillian
Technical Credits
Alexander Payne Director, Screenwriter
Jon Ailetcher Sound/Sound Designer
Dondi Bastone Musical Direction/Supervision
Lisa Beach Casting
Albert Berger Producer
Jim Burke Co-producer
Wendy Chuck Costumes/Costume Designer
Renee Davenport Set Decoration/Design
David Gale Producer
James Glennon Cinematographer
Rolfe Kent Score Composer
T.K. Kirkpatrick Art Director
George Parra Asst. Director
Jacobus Rose Co-producer
Keith Samples Producer
Jane Ann Stewart Production Designer
Jim Taylor Screenwriter
Kevin Tent Editor
Van Toffler Executive Producer
Ron Yerxa Producer
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Scene Index

Scene Selection
0. Scene Selection
1. Teacher of the year. [:51]
2. Morals and ethics. [4:09]
3. Harmonious & productive. [2:07]
4. Apples and oranges. [5:17]
5. Conflict of interest. [2:10]
6. Love and support. [4:38]
7. Pathetic promises. [6:35]
8. Unconscionable travesty. [:15]
9. A plumbing problem. [5:59]
10. Slanderous accusations. [:37]
11. The sting. [3:32]
12. Serious consequences. [3:41]
13. Election day. [5:20]
14. Interfering with destiny. [2:33]
15. A life mistake. [1:31]
16. Moving on. [3:44]
17. A whole new life. [1:38]
18. End credits. [4:54]
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Menu

Main
Play
Setup
   Audio Options
      English Dolby Surround
      English 5.1 Surround
   Subtitle Options
      English For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
   Menu Group #1 with 19 chapter(s) covering 01:42:52
Special Feature
   Audio commentary with director Alexander Payne
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Twisted Comedy

    Broderick and Witherspoon deliver as two disturbed, obsessed individuals. When their paths cross, it leads to the moral and professional disintegration of Broderick's character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Political Film!

    This movie is among the funniest and most informative political films ever made! You will not be disappointed by it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome and hilarious!!!

    this movie was so funny! chris klienwas awesome. i thought the whole plot about this movie was that tracey was competing to beat paul in the election. she went physcho in the movie and ripped up all of paul's posters. i laughed histarically at that scene!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An.............interesting movie?

    childish and stupid in a funny way.

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