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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.

Directors:

Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz (uncredited)

Writer:

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

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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There's something about your first piece. See more »

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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 »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Even though it is never said during the final cut of the film Oz's middle name is Dieter according to the original script. See more »

Goofs

It's spelled "Penta Lax" with a space, not "Pentalax". See more »

Quotes

Finch: God bless the Internet.
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Crazy Credits

Travis Barker is credited as Scott Raynor. See more »

Alternate Versions

Version aired on the FX cable network in 2003 remains surprisingly intact. While the words 'fuck' and 'shit', along with all nudity are cut, all refrences to oral sex, masturbation, and orgasm are kept. Phrases such as 'bust my balls', 'flute in my pussy' and Tara Reid screaming 'I'm coming' during orgasm are the same as theatrical release. See more »

Connections

References Indian Summer (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I Never Thought You Would Come
Written by Loni Rose
Performed by Loni Rose
Courtesy of Wayne Ledbetter for Eric Godtland
Management, Inc.
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A shocking, but entertaining comedy.
11 June 1999 | by NiceguySee all my reviews

American Pie starts right off with shock value, and while the film relies heavily on it, there's plenty of story and exceptional performances to hold your interest. I attended a sneak preview of what I was told was a rough cut of the film, although there was only one scene that looked unfinished. The underlying story here is that of four high school senior buddies who have made a pact with each other to get laid before they graduate, specifically at the prom. The problem is, only one of them has a serious girlfriend, and she can't decide if she's ready for sex. But where the film really makes an impact is in it's numerous masturbation related scenes. There is one scene particularly early in the film that should test your stomach for the rest of the film's humor. Now while the film may not sound like it has good morals, there is one repeated underlying message, and that is to do what you like and not what you feel pressured to do. Unfortunately, this is NOT the kind of film its target audience should be seeing. At times it makes getting laid seem like the most important part of high school. The strength of the film lies in the fact that everyone who went to a public high school can relate to some aspect portayed here, and in the strong and well-timed performances of the talented cast. If you're mature enough to appreciate the film for its sheer comical performances, then you should really enjoy it. But if you don't like "toilet humor", then you might not find anything appealing with this one. Definitely not a date movie.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

East Great Falls High See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,709,680, 11 July 1999

Gross USA:

$102,561,004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$235,483,004
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1.85 : 1
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