American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz. American Pie was the directorial film debut of brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, and the first film in the American Pie film series.
The film was a box-office hit and spawned two direct sequels: American Pie 2 (2001) and American Wedding (2003).
The film concentrates on four boys who make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school graduation. The film's title refers to a scene in the film in which the lead character is caught masturbating with a pie after previously being told that third base feels like "warm apple pie".
Since the conclusion of the American Pie trilogy, featuring the courtship and marriage of the characters Jim Levenstein and Michelle Flaherty, the American Pie name has gone on to be used as an entity similar to the National Lampoon film series.
American Pie has spawned four direct-to-DVD spin-off films bearing the title American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005), The Naked Mile (2006), Beta House (2007) and The Book of Love (December 2009).
American Reunion, was recently announced as being in pre-production for a 2012 release
- Jason Biggs as James "Jim" Levenstein
- Chris Klein as Chris "Oz" Ostreicher
- Thomas Ian Nicholas as Kevin Myers
- Eddie Kaye Thomas as Paul Finch
- Seann William Scott as Steve Stifler
- Alyson Hannigan as Michelle Flaherty
- Tara Reid as Victoria "Vicky" Lathum
- Mena Suvari as Heather
- Shannon Elizabeth as Nadia
- Natasha Lyonne as Jessica
- Eugene Levy as Noah Levenstein
- Molly Cheek as Mrs. Levenstein
- Eli Marienthal as Stifler's younger brother
- Chris Owen as Chuck "Shermanator" Sherman
- Jennifer Coolidge as Jeanine Stifler
- John Cho as John
- Justin Isfeld as Justin
- Eric Lively as Albert
- Sasha Barrese as Courtney
- James DeBello as Enthusiastic guy
- Lawrence Pressman as Coach Marshall
- Clyde Kusatsu as English teacher
- Tara Subkoff (uncredited) as College girl
- Chris Weitz (uncredited) as Male voice in porn film
- Blink-182 make a cameo appearance as the band watching Jim and Nadia during their webcast though drummer Travis is incorrectly credited as former Blink-182 drummer "Scott Raynor". Also, when their song "Mutt" is credited, Barker's name is misspelled as "Travis Barkor". The parts were given when Tom Delonge's acting agent reported the film needed a band.
- Christina Milian appears as one of the band geeks.
- Casey Affleck as Tom Myers, Kevin's older brother.
- Stacy Fuson, Playmate of the Month for February 1999, appears in the crowd laughing at Finch when he exits the girls' restroom.
Awards and nominations
- 2000 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Supporting Comedy Actor (Eugene Levy)
- 2000 - Bogey Awards: Bogey Awards in Platinum (Award given to movies which are viewed by five million people in the first 50 days after their release)
- 2000 - Casting Society of America: Artios Award for Best Casting for Feature Film
- 2000 - Csapnivalo Award: Golden Slate Award for Best Teen Movie
- 2000 - Young Hollywood Awards for Best Ensemble Cast, Best Soundtrack, Breakthrough Female Performance (Mena Suvari)
- 2000 - American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Eugene Levy)
- 2000 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Actor (Jason Biggs) and Favourite Actress (Mena Suvari)
- 2000 - CFCA Award for Best Promising Actor (Chris Klein)
- 2000 - MTV Movie Awards for Best Comedic Performance (Jason Biggs), Best Movie, Breakthrough Female Performance (Shannon Elizabeth), Breakthrough Male Performance (Jason Biggs)
- 2000 - Teen Choice Awards for Choice Actor (Jason Biggs), Choice Breakout Performance (Chris Klein), Choice Comedy, Choice Liar (Chris Klein), Choice Sleazebag (Seann William Scott)