DVD 95 mins IMDB 6.8 (50,316 votes)
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American Pie - Collector's Edition
Universal Studios (1999)
In Collection
#6

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6

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Comedy, Romance
USA  /  English

Jason Biggs Jim Levenstein
Chris Klein Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher
Thomas Ian Nicholas Kevin Myers
Alyson Hannigan Michelle Flaherty
Shannon Elizabeth Nadia
Tara Reid Victoria 'Vicky' Lathum
Eddie Kaye Thomas Paul Finch
Seann William Scott Steve Stifler (as Seann W. Scott)
Eugene Levy Jim's Dad
Natasha Lyonne Jessica
Mena Suvari Heather
Jennifer Coolidge Stifler's Mom
Chris Owen Chuck Sherman
Molly Cheek Jim's Mom
Lawrence Pressman Coach Marshall

Director Paul Weitz; Chris Weitz
Producer Chris Moore; Craig Perry; Chris Weitz; Warren Zide
Writer Adam Herz
Cinematography Richard Crudo
Musician John Gemberling; Carvin Knowles; David Lawrence; Travis Barker; Thomas DeLonge; Mark Hoppus
User Credit 1 Priscilla Nedd-Friendly
User Credit 2 Leesa Evans

It's said that most American men think about sex once every two or three minutes, but this statistic would seriously underestimate the horniness of Jim (Jason Biggs), a high school senior in suburban Michigan. Jim is thoroughly obsessed with sex, a fact of which his parents become aware when they discover him performing the sin of Onan with a gym sock while watching scrambled pay-per-view porn. Jim's buddies Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and Oz (Chris Klein) are no less anxious to relieve themselves of their virginity, so they all make a pledge: they will go to bed with a woman in the three weeks before senior prom or die trying. Kevin appears to have the advantage, since he already has a girlfriend, Vicky (Tara Reid), but before he ventures into the Final Frontier, Kevin is urged to consult "The Bible," a hand-written how-to manual possessing erotic wisdom passed down through the ages. Oz is a good-looking jock who is actually a nice guy — which is part of the problem, since he has his heart set on a nice girl, Heather (Mena Suvari), who does not seem the type to leap into bed within 21 days. Finch has no immediate prospects, though Jessica (Natasha Lyonne) is in a position to know if those rumors about him are true. And Jim is a truly hopeless case — after his attempted seduction of beautiful Czech exchange student Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) turns out to be a disaster, he ends up going to the prom with Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), an annoyingly chatty band geek who does, however, have a fascinating story about a flute. American Pie was the directorial debut of Paul Weitz, who, along with his brother Chris Weitz (who served as producer), previously wrote several screenplays, including Antz and Madeline (where they presumably worked all their wholesome ideas out of their system). — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 025192073526
Region Region 1
Chapters 18
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Strong sexuality, crude sexual dialogue, language and drinking, all involving teens.
User Text 2 There's something about your first piece.
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Notes
Trivia: When submitting his script to studios, screenwriter Adam Herz titled it, "Untitled Teenage Sex Comedy That Can Be Made For Under $10 Million That Most Readers Will Probably Hate But I Think You Will Love". It was later changed to "East Great Falls High", then "Great Falls", and finally, "American Pie". (more)

Goofs: Continuity: During the last scene where Jim, Finch, Kevin, and Oz are sitting around the table, the hair hanging down Oz's forehead changes positions between shots. (more)

Quotes:
[Watching Jim's strip tease over the Internet]
Finch: Did not just take out that chair.
Kevin: Yup, he took out the chair.
(more)

Awards: 9 wins & 14 nominations (more)