R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
The source novel by Tom Perrotta is a re-working of Budd Schulberg's 1941 novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" In Schulberg's novel, an older writer (Al Manheim) watches young Sammy Glick rise through the ranks of New York City journalism and the Old Hollywood studio system. In this movie, Al Manheim is replaced by Jim McAllister and Sammy Glick by Tracy Flick.
Linda never came home that night. I know, because I waited 10 hours waiting outside her house.
When Paul Metzler is falling down the mountain the outfit he is wearing changes colors from blue to red and back again.
The end titles include four "The producers wish to thank the following:" cards, one "Very Special Thanks to:" card, and one "Extra Very Special Thanks to:" card.
$3,162,540 (USA) (9 May 1999)
$14,879,556 (USA) (8 August 1999)
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