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MTV Films; Broderick, Matthew; Witherspoon, Reese; Beach, Lisa; Bastone, Dondi; Kent, Rolfe Listings

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1 Election (VHS) Video

MTV Films; Broderick, Matthew; Witherspoon, Reese; Beach, Lisa; Bastone, Dondi; Kent, Rolfe
0792158881 / 9780792158882
United States, Paramount A Viacom Company, 2000, VHS, Very Good

0792158881 Very good condition. Election (VHS) Video By MTV Films; Broderick, Matthew; Witherspoon, Reese; Beach, Lisa; Bastone, Dondi; Kent, Rolfe Product Details Matthew Broderick makes up for years of wet-noodle performances with his low-key but unsparing characterization of Jim McAllister, a high school teacher at George Washington Carver High School in Omaha, Nebraska. Driven by a strange mixture of loathing and lust for pathologically overachieving student Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon), McAllister encourages a dim but popular athlete, Paul (Chris Klein from American Pie), to run against her in the election for student-council president. Director-cowriter Alexander Payne (Citizen Ruth) turns this deceptively simple premise into a complex and scathing comedy of ambition, corruption, and desire, all at its most naked and petty. Every scene contains some painfully funny nuance that will make you wince in a mixture of astonishment and empathy. Witherspoon flips effortlessly back and forth from adolescent vulnerability to steely-eyed strength; she's becoming a contemporary Carole Lombard. The movie itself feels like a magnificent throwback to the richly layered comedies of the '30s, which drew their humor from sharply drawn characters and twisting plots instead of explosions of bodily fluids. With a wealth of smart, cutting details, Election rewards multiple viewing. Actors: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Phil Reeves Directors: Alexander Payne Format: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC Language: English, Spanish Number of tapes: 1 Rating Studio: Paramount VHS Release Date: March 7, 2000 Run Time: 103 minutes Theatrical Release Information US Theatrical Release Date: May 7, 1999 MPAA: Rated R for strong sexuality, sex-related dialogue and language, and a scene of drug use. Production Company: Bona Fide Productions, MTV Films, Paramount Pictures USA Box Office: 15 Million Worldwide Box Office: 16 Million Budget Estimate: 9 Million Filming Locations: Adelphi University, Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA 
Price: 6.99 USD
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