|Writer||Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor|
|Starring||Matthew Broadrick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell|
|72nd Academy Awards|
Election is a 1999 American comedy film adapted from a 1998 novel of the same title by Tom Perrotta. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Golden Globe nomination for Reese Witherspoon in the Best Actress category, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film in 1999.
Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. But school civics teacher 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 popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. Chaos ensues.