About

Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim's secret in...

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Directed by

Alexander Payne

Written by

Alexander Payne (Screenplay)
Jim Taylor (Screenplay)
Tom Perrotta (Novel)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Reading. Writing. Revenge.

Cast

Keywords

politics museum infidelity jealousy teacher dark comedy motel ambition high school satire election vandalism crush trust morality scandal graduation feud bias overachiever

Photos

Lists

#389 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#388 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published