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American Pie (1999)
Front Cover Actor
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
Eugene Levy Jim's Dad
Natasha Lyonne Jessica
Molly Cheek
Jennifer Coolidge
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Paul Weitz; Chris Weitz
Producer Chris Bender; Louis G. Friedman
Writer Adam Herz
Studio Warner Home Video - DVD
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 95 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.8
Anyone who's watched just about any teenage film knows that the greatest evil in this world isn't chemical warfare, ethnic cleansing, or even the nuclear bomb. The worst crime known to man? Why, virginity, of course. As we've learned from countless films--from Summer of '42 to Risky Business--virginity is a criminal burden that one must shed oneself of as quickly as possible. And while many of these films have given the topic a bad name, American Pie quietly sweeps in and gives sex some of its dignity back. Dignity, you may say? How can a film that highlights intercourse with fruit pies, premature ejaculation broadcasted across the Internet, and the gratuitous "gross-out" shots restore the dignity of a genre that's been encumbered with such heavyweights as Porky's and Losin' It? The plot may be typical, with four high school friends swearing to "score" by prom, yet the film rises above the muck with its superior cast, successful and sweet humor, and some actually rather retro values about the meaning and importance of sex. Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Eddie Kaye Thomas make up the odd quartet of pals determined to woo, lie, and beg their way to manhood. The young women they pursue are wary girlfriend Vicky (Tara Reid), choir girl Heather (Mena Suvari), band geek Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), and just about any other female who is willing and able. Natasha Lyonne as Jessica, playing a similar role as in Slums of Beverly Hills, is the general adviser to the crowd (when Vicky tells her "I want it to be the right time, the right place," Jessica responds, "It's not a space shuttle launch, it's sex"). The comedic timing hits the mark--especially in the deliberately awkward scenes between Jim (Biggs) and his father (Eugene Levy). And, of course, lessons are learned in this genuinely funny film, which will probably please the adult crowd even more than it will the teenage one.
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 19
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Price 14,98 €
Links IMDB
Amazon Germany
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Edition Details
Edition Widescreen Collector's Edition
Format DVD
Region 2
Screen Ratio 16:9
Barcode 025192073526
Release Date 01.08.2004
Subtitles Deutsch
Audio Tracks Deutsch Dolby Digital 5.1
Englisch Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1