Election 1999 Criterion Collection
This snappy and fast-paced film is set in Omaha, Nebraska, where Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) is running for the presidency of the student council at George Washington Carver High. This overachiever feels superior to everyone else and firmly believes she is entitled to success because she works so hard at being a winner. She strives to be every teacher's pet, but one of them, history and civics teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick), is not at all charmed. He watched Tracy walk away unscathed after she had an affair with his best friend and colleague, who subsequently lost his job and his wife.
McAllister decides to stop Tracy now. He recruits Paul (Chris Klein), a dim-witted but good-hearted football star, to run against her in the election. A wild card in the race is the entry of Tammy (Jessica Campbell), Paul's lesbian sister. She is miffed because her former lover has become Paul's girlfriend. A rebel at heart, Tammy runs on a platform of abolishing student government altogether, a position that wins amazing support from the other students.

Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell
Country: USA
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

BD50 + 2xDVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:43:08 | 43.3 Gb + 12.4 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


Audio Commentary - this vintage audio commentary features director Alexander Payne and initially appeared on the first DVD release of Election. It was recorded in 1999.

The Passion of Martin - presented here is Alexander Payne's UCLA thesis film, The Passion of Martin, which was screened at the 1991 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. Also included is a director's statement and filmed introduction. Restored. Color. In English, not subtitled. (49 min, 1080p).
1. Director's Statement - in text-format.
2. Introduction - newly filmed introduction. In English, not subtitled. (11 min, 1080p).

Reese Witherspoon - in this brand new video interview, actress Reese Witherspoon recalls how she was offered the role of Tracy Flick and discusses the lasting impact Election has had on her career. The interview was conducted exclusively for Criterion in Los Angeles August 2017. In English, not subtitled. (11 min, 1080p).

TruInside: "Election" - presented here is an episode of truTV's documentary truInside which focuses on the production history of Election. Included in it are clips from interviews with director Alexander Payne, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein, novelist Tom Perrotta (Election), and producer Albert Berger, amongst others. The episode was broadcast on March 7, 2016. In English, not subtitled. (40 min, 1080i).

Local News - this vintage TV report features raw footage from the making of Election and was original broadcast on CBS' Omaha affiliate KMTV-TV in 1997. In English, not subtitled. (1 min, 1080i).

Trailer - original U.S. trailer for Election. In English, not subtitled. (3 min, 1080p).