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.
Larry, we're not electing the fucking Pope here. Just tell me who won.
When Dave confesses his affair with Tracy, first he's in an office and he's wearing a shirt and tie. After the story is told in pictures the confession continues in another location and he's wearing a dark tee shirt.
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)