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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.


Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz (uncredited)


Adam Herz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Biggs ... Jim
Jennifer Coolidge ... Stifler's Mom
Shannon Elizabeth ... Nadia
Alyson Hannigan ... Michelle
Chris Klein ... Oz
Clyde Kusatsu ... English Teacher
Eugene Levy ... Jim's Dad
Natasha Lyonne ... Jessica
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Kevin
Chris Owen ... Sherman
Lawrence Pressman ... Coach Marshall
Tara Reid ... Vicky
Seann William Scott ... Stifler (as Seann W. Scott)
Mena Suvari ... Heather
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Finch


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Shortly after appearing nude in this film, Shannon Elizabeth went on to do a Playboy spread. After that, she decided to quit appearing nude in films, out of fear of being typecast. She later called her Playboy appearance "one of [her] biggest regrets". See more »


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. See more »


Jessica: What about you, Vicky? Have you just never had one with Kevin? Or, have you never had one - period?
Victoria 'Vicky': I've had one. I think.
Jessica: Okay. That's a no.
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Crazy Credits

Travis Barker is credited as Scott Raynor. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some versions shown by Sky Television in the UK contain different and extra scenes including:
  • The scene in which Oz turns up for the Music Recital, there is a scene which is changed, where Albert asks "D-Does this mean I'm not gonna get to do the duet?" and a choir buddy says "Albert you suck". Then they cut to a long shot of Oz and Heather kissing. In other versions Oz says "Albert, you suck..." and it cuts straight to the next scene.
  • Stifler mentions to the Lacrosse team after Oz has run off, "Guys, I don't think he's coming back...", in other versions this scene is cut completely.
  • Extra shots when Oz runs from the Lacrosse game, and asks a person for directions.
  • After Vicky telling Kevin that she wants to have sex, extra scenes are included, including Vicky dancing in the mirror and Kevin looking in the mirror while putting condoms in his jacket pocket.
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Funny Teen Sex Comedy.
10 November 2019 | by RhapsodyReviewsSee all my reviews

Review: 'American Pie' is a comedy film directed by Paul and Chris Weitz. It is the first film in the 'American Pie' series. I was surprised to see the amount of negative reaction to this movie. I remember the first time I saw it and laughed almost the whole way through. The only problem that I had was that I couldn't accept the cast as being an average age of around 17. The performances were really great for a comedy of the 1990's. Jason Biggs stands out amongst all of them, with his dorky and desperate persona. He blends funny dialog with very funny physical comedy. Also, Alyson Hannigan who has a small but funny role is also great and she says the best line in the movie. Let's talk about Eugene Levi for a second, holy cow what a funny man this guy is. He is so natural as the over sharing father who just makes everybody either uncomfortable or laughing out loud. What can I say about this movie besides that It's a comedic classic! American Pie perfectly blends a buddy comedy, extreme gross-out humor, and dare I say a coming of age movie. It's one of those movies that is easy to predict when something bad will happen, but that's what made me laugh so hard. Some of the comedic moments are very offensive and this movie could not be made today. Overall, this movie is a crazy, outrageous, amazingly funny comedy. I recommend it to anybody who isn't easily offended and has a great sense of humor! 4/5

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Release Date:

9 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,709,680, 11 July 1999

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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