Election (1999)

Reading. Writing. Revenge.

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1999-04-23
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 1000 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany
  • Director: Alexander Payne
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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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  • Matthew Broderick

    as Jim McAllister
  • Reese Witherspoon

    as Tracy Enid Flick
  • Chris Klein

    as Paul Metzler
  • Jessica Campbell

    as Tammy Metzler
  • Mark Harelik

    as Dave Novotny
  • Phil Reeves

    as Walt Hendricks
  • Molly Hagan

    as Diane McAllister
  • Delaney Driscoll

    as Linda Novotny
  • Colleen Camp

    as Judith R. Flick
  • Frankie Ingrassia

    as Lisa Flanagan
  • Matt Malloy

    as Vice-Principal Ron Bell
  • Jeanine Jackson

    as Jo Metzler
  • Holmes Osborne

    as Dick Metzler
  • Loren Nelson

    as Custodian
  • Nicholas D'Agosto

    as Larry Fouch
  • Emily Martin

    as Girl in Crisis
  • Jonathan Marion

    as Derek - Classroom Student
  • Amy Falcone

    as Michelle - Classroom Student
  • Matt Justesen

    as 'Eat Me' Boy
  • Nick Kenny

    as 'Eat Me' Boy's Buddy
  • B.J. Tobin

    as Adult Video Actor
  • Christa Young

    as Adult Video Actress
  • David V. Wenzel

    as Eric
  • Joel Parks

    as Jerry Slavin
  • Larry Kaiser

    as Chemistry Teacher
  • Marilyn Tipp

    as Carver Office Lady
  • Jeannie Brayman

    as Faculty Ballot-Giver
  • James Devney

    as Motel Clerk
  • L. Carmen Novoa

    as Spanish Teacher
  • Jason Paige

    as Kid in Georgetown Hall
  • Matt Golden

    as Kid in Georgetown Hall
  • Heather Koenig

    as Kid in Georgetown Hall
  • Jillian Crane

    as Jillian
  • Kaitlin Ferrell

    as Jennifer (uncredited)
  • John Ponzio

    as Georgetown Student (uncredited)
  • Rohan Quine

    as Village Guy (uncredited)
Sound Rolfe Kent Music
Production Van Toffler Executive Producer
Editing Kevin Tent Editor
Camera James Glennon Director of Photography
Writing Alexander Payne Screenplay
Directing Alexander Payne Director
Writing Jim Taylor Screenplay
Art Renee Davenport Set Decoration
Production Ron Yerxa Producer
Art T.K. Kirkpatrick Art Direction
Production Albert Berger Producer
Costume & Make-Up James Ryder Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Wendy Chuck Costume Design
Production Lisa Beach Casting
Costume & Make-Up Rikke Rosbaek Costume Supervisor
Production Keith Samples Producer
Art Jane Ann Stewart Production Design
Production David Gale Producer
Writing Tom Perrotta Novel
Production Jacobus Rose Co-Producer
Production Jim Burke Co-Producer
Crew Gary J. Wayton Stunt Coordinator
Production Victor Ho Unit Production Manager
Directing George Parra First Assistant Director
Directing Sean McCarron Second Assistant Director
Sound Dondi Bastone Music Supervisor
Production Carrie Houk Additional Casting
Crew Pamela Winn-Barnett Post Production Supervisor
Art Tracy Thies Assistant Art Director
Camera Casey Hotchkiss Camera Operator
Camera Seth Kotok Camera Loader
Lighting Yoram Astrakhan Chief Lighting Technician
Sound Jon Ailetcher Sound Mixer
Sound Gary Boatner Boom Operator
Directing Rebecca Robertson Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Denise Fischer Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Emjay Olson Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Emjay Olson Assistant Hairstylist
Sound Frank Gaeta Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Scott Wolf Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Patrick Cyccone Jr. Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Michael Keller Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Scott Sanders Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mark Choi Sound Effects Editor
Sound Craig S. Jaeger Sound Effects Editor
Sound Drew Webster Sound Recordist
Sound Eric Flickinger Sound Recordist
Sound Ron Bedrosian ADR Mixer
Sound Dana Porter ADR Recordist
Sound Nerses Gezalyan Foley Mixer
Sound Richard Ford Music Editor
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Art Jeffrey M. O'Brien Property Master
Crew Ken Kaplan Transportation Coordinator
Art Wes Clowers Construction Coordinator
Production B.J. Tobin Extras Casting
Directing George Parra Second Unit Director
Camera Casey Hotchkiss Second Unit Director of Photography
Camera Radan Popović Second Unit Director of Photography
Editing Mike Mertens Color Timer
Editing Gary Burritt Negative Cutter
Camera Bob Akester Still Photographer
Camera Joe Sanchez First Assistant Camera
Camera Aurelia Winborn First Assistant Camera
Camera Milo Durben Dolly Grip
Art Nathan Carlson Graphic Designer
Costume & Make-Up Nicki Ledermann Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Kyra Panchenko Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kerrie R. Plant Makeup Artist
Directing Randy N. Barbee First Assistant Director