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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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



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?


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 »


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. See more »


Jessica: You and Kevin haven't even done it yet.
Victoria 'Vicky': That's not why we're going out.
Jessica: Well, what do you expect him to drive to Cornell for? Milk and cookies?
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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 »


Referenced in Some Kind of Beautiful (2014) See more »


I Walk Alone
Written by Thomas Flowers, Doug Eldridge, Ric Ivanesivich, and Fred Nelson Jr.
Performed by Oleander
Courtesy of Republic Records/Universal Records
under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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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:

East Great Falls High See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,709,680, 11 July 1999

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