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American Pie (1999)

R | | Comedy | 9 July 1999 (USA)
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Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jim Levenstein
... Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher
... Kevin Myers
... Michelle Flaherty
... Nadia
... Victoria 'Vicky' Lathum
... Paul Finch
... Steve Stifler (as Seann W. Scott)
... Jim's Dad
... Jessica
... Heather
... Stifler's Mom
... Chuck Sherman
... Albert
... Jim's Mom
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Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always ends up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? Or will they learn something much different? Written by Film_Fan

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Boy gets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets pie. See more »

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Rated R for strong sexuality, crude sexual dialogue, language and drinking, all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,709,680, 11 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,561,004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,922,000
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Trivia

The producers admit in the DVD Commentary that the Arabian Nights prom theme was intentionally chosen "to be the absolute lamest prom theme ever." See more »

Goofs

After Kevin speaks to the girl in the blue shirt about Finch not having a date for the prom, when she walks away he says "Oh, man!" But his lips are not synchronized, he is saying something else. Most likely, his lips are moving as if to say "You're welcome" after the girl has said "Alright, thanks". See more »

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Jim's Dad: [talking about masturbation] It's like banging a tennis ball against a brick wall, which can be fun. It can be fun, but it's not a game.
Jim: Right.
Jim: It's not a game.
Jim: No.
Jim's Dad: What you want is a partner to return the ball.
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Another reason that the summer of '99 is the Season of Comedy
12 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I laughed so hard I spit out half the bucket-o-pop I was drinking, and finally had to stop sipping from its fine nectar, because so many times I was hooting and bending over in joy.

There are some slower moments to let you catch your breath and allow for moments of sincerity, but only for a minute. The scenes in the previews (the ones you think will ruin the movie for you) are expounded on ten-fold, so there are plenty of surprises.

During the movie I kept saying, "This is me and my friends when we were in high school!" They were almost the same conversations about life, sex and girls; just not as frequently, but it's only a two-hour film. Any guy will appreciate American Pie full tilt, and girls will realize just what hoops guys jump through in order to get their attention, let alone in their pants.

What added to American Pie is that I liked every character, because the filmmakers didn't feel the urge to give us prototypical teen characters. Their personalities are distinctive, and their situations are all different, which leads to a hilarious finale where we see just how their pact plays out on prom night.

As I mentioned before, there are genuine moments on the screen where the guys and gals have revelations of sincerity. It adds a needed depth to a film like this, where it's not just raw, raunchy comedy, but important to the lives of the characters who know more than sex is at stake. Which is another reason to like Pie, there are several slices, and sexual conquest is only one of them.


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