Election (1999)

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Corrected entry: During the first shot at the Museum of Natural History, when it shows the Neolithic mans penis, you can see that the hairy man is circumcised. During this time, thousands of years ago, they did not have the technology nor the ability to circumcise. (01:45:00)

Correction: Perhaps he wasn't - he may not have had a foreskin to begin with. Penises of other animals (especially hairy ones) don't have them, and you can assume that they only started to appear in humans when they became less hairy.

Andy Benham

Corrected entry: In the final scene, when Mr. McAlister is describing the one time he has seen Tracy Flick since he left Omaha, he is in Washington, DC. He says he was visiting monuments and was "on his way to the Holocaust Museum." But he is walking north from the White House, up 16th Street. In reality, to be heading for the Holocaust Museum he'd have to be heading south from the White House down 14th Street.

Correction: In the film it's not known really how long McAlister has been in Washington or how well he knows the city. McAlister could have simply not known that route was the way to get there. Even if he did he may have decided to do a few things before heading to the museum.


Corrected entry: There is a scene where Matthew Broderick is rushing around trying to get things ready for a rendezvous with his best friend's wife. After making all preparations, he is shown getting into his car with a big sweat stain down his back. Yet a few minutes later when he gets out of his car the stain is magically gone.

Correction: You don't actually know how long he has been in the car. It is possible and perfectly plausible that there was enough time for the sweat patch to dry.

Corrected entry: When Matthew Broderick is cleaning out the refrigerator, if you look closely you will notice he has a styrofoam box in his hand, but when he aims to throw it in the trash, it suddenly becomes a chinese food carton.

Correction: No, it's the Chinese carton the whole way through.

Corrected entry: When Reece Witherspoon is driving like mad to the dumpster to throw out all the posters she destroyed, she's constantly moving her hands back on forth on the steering wheel yet the background shows she is driving on a straight road.

Correction: This is not a mistake- it is an homage to Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," in which Janet Leigh drives away with the money she stole and she is nervous about being discovered. Since the Hitchcock film had Leigh moving her hands on the steering wheel, the director of "Election" had Reese Witherspoon mirror the action.

Correction: Also, minor corrections are usually necessary even on a straight road, due to front end misalignment and other imperfections in the car or road.

Continuity mistake: When Tracy sets up her card table before school there's a close up of each leg being flipped out. If you count; theres five legs shown from a four legged table.

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Jim McAllister: Larry, we're not electing the fucking Pope here. Just tell me who won.

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Trivia: Near the end of the movie after Mr McAllister gets fired and we see full-screen shots of newspaper articles detailing the election scandal, if you pause the film at the third newspaper article (with the headline 'Carver Student Plans Lawsuit') and read it, you'll see that the director had a bit of fun with the viewing audience by inserting a couple of paragraphs into the middle of the story: 'If you've paused the film in order to read this entire article, your time would be better spent renting "Citizen Ruth" from your local video store. Do you know how hard and unthankful (?) a task it is to write these fake few stories for newspaper movie pages? I've got better things to do.'

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