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American Pie (1999) Poster

(1999)

Goofs

Continuity 

The position of the camera on the computer goes from a tight shot on the bed to a wide shot of the room.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During the conference of the four boys at prom, there is a close-up of Kevin Myers speaking. However, in the next shot they show Oz, and in the corner is part of Kevin's face mouthing the words he had just spoken.
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When Noah (Jim's Dad) is showing Jim porno mags in his room, Noah lightly touches his hands together. However, the sound made is as if he loudly clapped his hands.
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When Stifler is puking in the bathroom, Jim walks in and we hear "Damn, Stifler, what'd you drink?" but he only says, "Damn, Stifler."
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As Stifler is walking through the party, the visual of both his slapping of a girl's butt and his snapping his fingers do not match up to the audio.
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Boom mic visible 

In the part where Vicki and Jessica are talking about a long distance relationship and sex, for a second a microphone is visible hanging from above.
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After Oz first sings for the jazz choir and comes to talk to the other guys, a you can see a microphone above them a few times.
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Character error 

In the "pie scene", Jim's mother's note reads "Apple - you're favorite." It should be "your favorite."
In the library, the sex manual is hidden under the classification "982.1 Fluid Dynamics". Under the Dewey Decimal System, 982.1 is History of Argentina; fluid dynamics is 532.
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Continuity 

In the bedroom scene the girl is holding a clear cup full of beer. The camera goes off her and when it comes back she is holding a blue cup. The camera goes back off her then on her and the cup is clear again.
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When Stifler's mom and Finch are talking, before they use the billiard table, Stifler's mom's hairstyling (close-up) changes from one shot to another (left side from your point of view).
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When Vicky comes over to Kevin and Jim at the party Stifler, who was standing behind Jim, walks away. When we next cut to Jim, Stifler is standing in the same position despite having walked away a few seconds earlier.
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When Kevin and Vicky get to their room, Kevin starts taking out candles from the drawer on the nightstand. When they are lying in bed, the candles are lit, when they are getting started, the candles are still lit, but during the last shot, the candles are nowhere to be seen.
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During the start of the scene where Jessica and Kevin discuss Vicky receiving an orgasm, Jessica's hair changes between shots just before Stifler turns up.
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When the "pact" is first formulated, Finch's legs can be seen both crossed and uncrossed depending upon the camera's angle.
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The QuickCam has been glued at a 45-degree rotated angle in its base, as evidenced by the visible tripod mounting bracket normally hidden down in the base; however, it still produces rightside-up images.
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When Nadia opens Jim's drawer, the jar of Vaseline disappears.
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When Finch, Stifler, and Kevin are watching Jim and Nadia on the webcam, they can't hear anything, but when Nadia turns on the radio they hear the music loud and clear.
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At Stifler's party Jim and Kevin start to walk down the stairs with Jim in front, but when they reach the bottom Kevin is ahead of Jim.
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Finch's toilet stall changes sizes between shots, from narrow to wide.
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When Nadia is taking off her clothes in Jim's room there is no door on her left side, and bed is too close to window. It's probably moved in front of the door.
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When Nadia removes her clothes, she is shown to be wearing a pair of bikini-style panties. However, when she removes the underwear a few minutes later, it is clearly a thong.
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During the last scene where Jim, Finch, Kevin, and Oz are sitting around the table, the hair hanging down Oz's forehead changes positions between shots.
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When Vicky and Kevin are sitting on the bed he hands her a cup of beer which is in a clear cup, but for one shot it is blue. This also happens when Stifler comes into room afterwards and the cup is in Sarah's hand. The cup goes from clear to blue and back to clear depending on the right/left camera angle.
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Jim is changing position between shots when he is preparing to approach Nadia at Stifler's party, despite the fact that he is standing all the time. You can see it if you pay attention to picture and flowers behind him.
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When Finch enters Stifler's Mom's room the pool table is vertical in the room. Later, when they both look at the table, it has been turned a quarter of a turn.
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The balls on the pool table when Finch is talking to Stifler's mom.
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When Noah hands Jim the third porn magazine, the first couple of shots show his hands at the top of the magazine. In the next shot, when Jim takes it from him, Noah's hands are at the bottom of the magazine.
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Oz's hair in the final scene.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Finch is running for the restroom, the mike wire is visible under his shirt.
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When Heather and Oz are in his dad's food shop you can see the light from the camera and some of the crew behind Heather when she is sitting at the counter.
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When Jim is walking towards Nadia, a C-Stand is visible on the left.
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The bottom of the take marker can be seen at the top of the screen for a moment while Jim talks with Michelle in History class.
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A hand is briefly visible during the webcast as Jim's shirt falls off the webcam. It is actually being dropped in front of the camera.
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When Finch is exiting the restroom, dolly track is reflected in the closing door
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Errors in geography 

During the first lacrosse game you can see Mexican Fan palms in the background. These are the famous palms all over Beverly Hills. They are everywhere in Southern California, but do not grow in Michigan.
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Set in Michigan, at one point a parking lot full of cars with California license plates can be seen out a window if you look sharp.
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Factual errors 

In the credits, Mark Hoppus, Thomas DeLonge, and Scott Raynor are listed for Blink 182, however Scott was not in the movie as he had already left the band. It was Travis Barker who appeared in the movie playing drums, not Scott.
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The camera broadcast of Nadia is being displayed in a total different operating system. Behind the camera it looks like Mac OS 8, however the window in which her camera stream is being shown in, is Irix. (at around 1h 30 mins)
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In the parking lots in some scenes, cars are seen with front license plates - Michigan does not require front license plates.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Although Czechoslovakia (where Jim says Nadia is from) ceased to exist as a country in 1993, Americans sometimes use the name in discussing Czechy or Slovakia, the two countries it split into.
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Revealing mistakes 

In Jim's room, you can see that there is no ceiling.
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While Jim, Finch and Kevin are watching the webcast of Nadia, there are dates available on the screen, all referring to the month of July. However, being in school and preparing for prom, it would have most likely been April.
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While Jim, Kevin and Finch are viewing Nadia on the web cam live, the duration of "NadiaVision" remains at 0:00:19:26 throughout.
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In the dance scene, the keyboard is not plugged in to AC and there are no audio cables coming out of it.
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In the opening scene, Jim's parents make references to him going to bed for the night, but daylight can be seen between the blinds in the windows.
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When Finch is on the toilet, he is wearing underwear. The leg hem of what appears to be boxer briefs is visible in a side angle shot.
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