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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

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
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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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Genres:

Comedy

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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Trivia

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was the studio's top choice for the role of Jim but turned the part down. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Jessica: What you need to do is learn how to press a girl's buttons. You have to give her what she's never had.
Kevin: What's that?
Jessica: Let me give you a hint. "Ohh, Kev!" "Uhh." "Yeah!" Comprende?
Kevin: You mean an orgasm.
Jessica: You got it, stud!
Kevin: Well, you know, I'm-l'm pretty sure that I've - given her a...
Jessica: No, you haven't.
Kevin: Well, there was one time...
Jessica: 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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Connections

Spoofed in The Tricky Master (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything To Everyone
Written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya, and Greg Eklund
Performed by Everclear
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under License from EMI Music Special Markets
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Another reason that the summer of '99 is the Season of Comedy
12 July 1999 | by JeffCNNSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1999 (USA) 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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