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.
Since the movie was shot in a real high school (Papillion-La Vista Senior High School, Omaha, Nebraska), adjacent classrooms had real class going on while some scenes for the movie were being done. In the soundtrack, some background noises come from... ...
I can't wait to start campaigning.
Jim McAllister: Ah, well, it should be easy for you, so far no competition.
Tracy Flick: Yeah, but you know, Coca-Cola is by far the world's number one soft drink and they spend more money than anybody on advertising. I guess that's how come ...
When the students make their campaign speeches, the American flag is hung incorrectly with the blue field in the upper right corner. The correct way is with the blue field in the upper left corner. This is a frequent error not only in the movies but in real life.
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)