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Election (Criterion Collection)
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Perky, overachieving Tracy Flick gets on the nerves of history teacher Jim McAllister to begin with, but afer she launches her campaign for high school president and his personal life starts to fall apart, things spiral out of control. In Alexander Payne's satire ELECTION, the teacher becomes unhealthily obsessed with cutting his student down to size, covertly backing a spoiler candidate to stop her from steamrolling to victory, and putting in motion a series of dirty tricks and reckless promises with uncanny real-world political parallels. Adapting a then-unpublished novel by Tom Perrotta, Payne grounds the absurdity of his central dynamic in the recognizable the setting in his hometown of Omaha, and the accomplished cast is rounded out with nonprofessionals and distills his closely observed take on deeply flawed humanity to it's bitter but stealthily sympathetic essence.

Title: Election (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Comedy-Contemporary
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Mark Harelik, Frankie Ingrassia
Directors: George Parra, Alexander Payne
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Widescreen, Digital Theater System, AC-3
Release Date: 12/12/2017
Original Year: 1999
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rated: R
UPC: 715515207218
Item #: 1962421X

Subtitles: ENG
Street Date: 12/12/2017
Original Language: ENG
Run Time: 103 minutes

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