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American Pie is a series of sex comedy films. The first film in the series was released in 1999, by Universal Pictures, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, cult following amongst young people. The second and third films were released at two-year intervals, whereas the fourth film was released in 2012. From 2005 to 2009, four spin-off films were released and the fifth VOD sequel is in pre-production. Throughout the first film in the original series, Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) tries to develop a relationship with his school classmate Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), and along with his best friends Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and Chris Ostreicher (Chris Klein), attempts to lose his virginity. In the second film, with good friend, and Finch's frenemy Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott), the friends host a summer party and Jim switches his interest to his friend, Michelle Flaherty (Alyson Hannigan). In the third film, Jim and Michelle plan to marry, although the forced invitation of Stifler could ruin everything. In the fourth film, the gang gets back together in anticipation for their thirteenth high school reunion. The spin-off series later revolves around relatives of Stifler, including his brother, Matt (Tad Hilgenbrink), and cousins Erik (John White), Dwight (Steve Talley), Scott (John Patrick Jordan), and their respective friends attempting similar activities. The original series, produced on a total budget of US$145 million, has grossed $1 billion worldwide. The spin-off films were released direct-to-video. The original series has received mixed to positive reviews from critics, while the spin-off series has received negative reviews from critics.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Contents

1 Theatrical films

1.1 Overview 1.2 Development 1.3 Future

2 Spin-off films

2.1 Overview 2.2 Development

3 Cast 4 Reception

4.1 Box office performance 4.2 Critical and public reaction

5 Home media

5.1 DVD release

6 References 7 External links

Theatrical films[edit]

Crew/detail Films

American Pie (1999) American Pie 2 (2001) American Wedding (2003) American Reunion (2012)

Director(s) Chris and Paul Weitz J. B. Rogers Jesse Dylan Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

Writer(s) Adam Herz

Producer(s) Chris Moore, Craig Perry, Chris Weitz, and Warren Zide Chris Bender, Adam Herz, Chris Moore, Craig Perry, Chris and Paul Weitz, and Warren Zide Chris Moore, Craig Perry, Adam Herz, and Warren Zide

Composer David Lawrence Christophe Beck Lyle Workman

Cinematography Richard Crudo Mark Irwin Lloyd Ahern Daryn Okada

Editor Priscilla Nedd-Friendly Larry Madaras Stuart Pappé Stuart Pappé Jeff Betancourt

Production companies Zide/Perry Productions Summit Entertainment Zide/Perry Productions LivePlanet Zide/Perry Productions Relativity Media

Distribution Universal Pictures

Runtime 95 minutes 110 minutes 96 minutes 113 minutes

Release date

July 9, 1999 (1999-07-09)

August 10, 2001 (2001-08-10)

August 1, 2003 (2003-08-01)

April 6, 2012 (2012-04-06)

Overview[edit] In the original American Pie (1999), Jim Levenstein and his friends Kevin Myers, Paul Finch, and Chris Ostreicher attempt to lose their virginity before their high school graduation. Jim pursues Slovakian exchange student Nadia, but his attempts fail after he ejaculates prematurely twice during foreplay, and instead pursues band geek Michelle, asking her to the prom. At Stifler's prom after-party, Jim has a one-night stand with Michelle.[10] In American Pie 2 (2001), Jim and his friends organize a party at a summer beach house in Grand Harbor reuniting the high school gang. Nadia returns, and Jim asks Michelle to help him finally have sex with her. Jim ends up realizing he is in love with Michelle (whose feelings are mutual), and goes to a recital where she is performing to reveal this to her.[11] American Wedding (2003) begins with Jim proposing to Michelle. Finch, Kevin, and Stifler help the arranging of his marriage.[12] In the years that have passed since American Wedding, the most recent installment American Reunion (2012) shows Jim and Michelle married with a child, and Kevin has gotten married himself, whereas Oz and Heather grew apart, Finch still has not found love (not counting Stifler's mom), and Stifler has not come to terms with the fact that his teenage years are long gone. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults for their thirteenth high school class reunion, to reminisce about – and get inspired by – the hormonal teens they once were.[13] Development[edit] The film series began with American Pie, released on July 9, 1999.[14] This was followed by three sequels: American Pie 2, released on August 10, 2001,[15] American Wedding, released on August 1, 2003,[16] and American Reunion, released on April 6, 2012.[13] Future[edit] A fifth theatrical film, under the working title American Pie 5 was announced on August 4, 2012, with Hurwitz and Schlossberg returning as directors and screenwriters.[17] In May 2015, Tara Reid revealed that there have been "talks" about a fifth theatrical movie, possibly set in Las Vegas.[18] Spin-off films[edit]

Crew/detail Films

American Pie: Band Camp (2005) American Pie: The Naked Mile (2006) American Pie: Beta House (2007) American Pie: The Book of Love (2009)

Director Steve Rash Joe Nussbaum Andrew Waller John Putch

Producer(s) Mike Elliott W. K. Border Mike Elliot

Writer(s) Brad Riddell Eric Lindsay David H. Steinberg

Composer Robert Folk Jeff Cardoni David Lawrence

Cinematography Victor J. Kemper Eric Haase Gerald Packer Ross Berryman

Editor Danny Saphire Rod Dean Andrew Somers John Gilbert

Production company Rogue Pictures Neo Art & Logic Capital Arts Entertainment Rogue Pictures Neo Art & Logic Rogue Pictures Capital Arts Entertainment

Distribution Universal Pictures Universal Studios Home Entertainment Universal Pictures Universal Studios

Runtime 92 minutes 98 minutes 87 minutes 94 minutes

Release date

December 26, 2005 (2005-12-26)

December 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)

December 26, 2007 (2007-12-26)

December 24, 2009 (2009-12-24)

Overview[edit] American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005) follows Stifler's younger brother Matt Stifler (Tad Hilgenbrink), who is forced to attend band camp for the summer. While there, he realizes he must change his arrogant ways in order to win over Elyse. American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006) follows Erik Stifler (John White), the only Stifler to possibly graduate high school a virgin. After a failed attempt at sex with his girlfriend Tracy (Jessy Schram), she gives Erik a free pass to go to the University of Michigan, where his cousin Dwight (Steve Talley) attends, to lose his virginity. In the process, Erik's loyalty is put to the test. American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) continues a year after The Naked Mile. Erik has now graduated high school, has lost his girlfriend to her previous boyfriend, and is starting college. He must complete a series of tasks before he can join Dwight's fraternity and also begins a new relationship with Ashley (Meghan Heffern), a girl he met in the co-ed bathrooms in their dorm. American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009) takes place ten years after American Pie. Set in East Great Falls, a fire in the school's library results in the destruction of the Book of Love (the "Bible" from the first film). With the help of the book's creator, Mr. Levenstein, the people who started the fire set out to restore the book and lose their virginity. Development[edit] More than six years after the release of the original American Pie, the franchise continued with a direct-to-video spin-off Presents series; consisting of Band Camp, released on December 26, 2005,[19] The Naked Mile, released on December 12, 2006,[20] Beta House, released on December 27, 2007,[21] and The Book of Love, released on December 22, 2009.[22] The first three spin-offs center around relatives of Steve Stifler, which include his brother Matt, and his cousins Erik, Dwight and Scott Stifler.[23][24][25][26] Several films set in the American Pie continuity were released. The films featured mostly new characters. Aside from the raunchy humor, the common elements among the American Pie Presents films are the continued presence of Jim's Dad and members of the Stifler clan. Other than Jim's Dad, the only other returning characters are Matt Stifler, who takes center stage for the first spin-off, albeit played by a new actor, and Chuck Sherman, who is the guidance counselor for East Great Falls High School in the first spin-off. Cast[edit] Main article: List of American Pie characters

Character Original series Presents series

American Pie (1999) American Pie 2 (2001) American Wedding (2003) American Reunion (2012) American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005) American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006) American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009)

Noah Levenstein Eugene Levy

James "Jim" Levenstein Jason Biggs

Michelle Levenstein (née Flaherty) Alyson Hannigan

Steve Stifler Seann William Scott

Kevin Myers Thomas Ian Nicholas

Paul Finch Eddie Kaye Thomas

Chris "Oz" Ostreicher Chris Klein

Chris Klein

Heather Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari

Victoria "Vicky" Lathum Tara Reid

Tara Reid

Jessica Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne (cameo)

Nadia Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth (cameo)

Chuck Sherman Chris Owen

Chris Owen (cameo) Chris Owen

Tom Myers Casey Affleck

Mrs. Levenstein Molly Cheek Molly Cheek (cameo)

Cadence Flaherty

January Jones

Harold Flaherty

Fred Willard

Mary Flaherty

Deborah Rush

Jeanine Stifler Jennifer Coolidge

John (aka MILF Guy #2) John Cho

Justin (aka MILF Guy #1) Justin Isfield Justin Isfield (cameo)

Selena

Dania Ramirez

Mia

Katrina Bowden

Kara

Ali Cobrin

AJ

Chuck Hittinger

Ron

Jay Harrington

Rachel Finch

Rebecca De Mornay (uncredited)

Matt Stifler Eli Marienthal

Tad Hilgenbrink

Elyse Houston

Arielle Kebbel

Chloe

Crystle Lightning

James "Jimmy" Chong

Jun Hee Lee

Ernie Kaplowitz

Jason Earles

Oscar

Omar Benson Miller

Erik Stifler

John White

Dwight Stifler

Steve Talley

Harry Stifler

Christopher McDonald

Tracy Sterling

Jessy Schram

Rob Shearson

Bug Hall

Scott Stifler

John Patrick Jordan

Nathan Jenkyll

Kevin M. Horton

Marshall "Lube" Lubetsky

Brandon Hardesty

Heidi

Beth Behrs

Dana

Melanie Papalia

Ashley

Jennifer Holland

Madeline Shearson

Rosanna Arquette

Reception[edit] Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date Box office gross Box office ranking Budget (million) Ref

Opening weekend (North America) North America Other territories Worldwide All time North America All time worldwide

American Pie July 9, 1999 $18,709,680 $102,561,004 $132,922,000 $235,483,004 #559 #475 $10 [27]

American Pie 2 August 10, 2001 $45,117,985 $145,103,595 $142,450,000 $287,553,595 #289 #366 $30 [28]

American Wedding August 1, 2003 $33,369,440 $104,565,114 $126,884,089 $231,449,203 #543 #484 $55 [29]

American Reunion April 6, 2012 $21,514,080 $57,011,521 $177,978,063 $234,989,584 #1248 #477 $50 [30]

Total $409,241,234 $580,234,152 $989,475,386

$145 [31]

Average $102.3 million $145.1 million $247.4 million

Critical and public reaction[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore

American Pie 60% (124 reviews)[32] 58 (30 reviews)[33] A-[34]

American Pie 2 52% (126 reviews)[35] 43 (28 reviews)[36] B+[34]

American Wedding 54% (155 reviews)[37] 43 (34 reviews)[38] B+[34]

American Reunion 43% (175 reviews)[39] 49 (34 reviews)[40] B+[34]

Home media[edit] DVD release[edit]

DVD name Region 1 Region 2 Region 4

American Pie December 21, 1999 N/A October 4, 2006

American Pie 2 January 15, 2002 N/A May 17, 2006

American Wedding January 2, 2004 March 19, 2012 January 19, 2004

American Reunion July 10, 2012 September 10, 2012 August 22, 2012

American Pie Presents: Band Camp December 26, 2005 October 31, 2005[41] October 25, 2005

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile December 19, 2006 December 4, 2006[42] December 29, 2006

American Pie Presents: Beta House December 26, 2007 March 19, 2012 December 31, 2007

American Pie Presents: The Book of Love December 22, 2009 March 19, 2012 December 31, 2009

Blu-ray

Blu-Ray name Region 1 A Region 2 B Region 4 B

American Pie March 13, 2012 March 19, 2012 May 4, 2012

American Pie 2 March 13, 2012 March 19, 2012 May 4, 2012

American Wedding March 13, 2012 March 19, 2012 May 4, 2012

American Reunion July 10, 2012 September 10, 2012 August 22, 2012

American Pie Presents: Band Camp N/A N/A N/A

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile N/A N/A N/A

American Pie Presents: Beta House N/A N/A N/A

American Pie Presents: The Book of Love December 22, 2009 N/A N/A

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American Pie (1999) American Pie 2 (2001) American Wedding (2003) American Reunion (2012)

Spin-offs

Band Camp (2005) The Naked Mile (2006) Beta House (2007) The Book of Love (2009)

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