American Pie is a series of teen films conceived by Adam Herz. The first film in the series was released on July 9, 1999, by Universal Pictures, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, spawning three direct sequels. 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. A ninth feature film has been announced in response to the success of the fourth installment.
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, but 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 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 $989 million worldwide. The spin-off films were released direct-to-video. The series has developed a cult following. Critics have given the original trilogy mixed reviews, and overlooked the spin-off series. The series has been released on DVD.
List of American Pie Main Films
|American Pie||July 9, 1999|
|American Pie 2||August 11, 2001|
|American Wedding||August 1, 2003|
|American Reunion||April 5, 2012|
List of American Pie Spin-Offs Films
|Band Camp||October 31, 2005|
|The Naked Mile||December 12, 2006|
|Beta House||December 26, 2006|
|The Book of Love||December 22, 2009|
|Main Films||American Pie • American Pie 2 • American Wedding • American Reunion|
|Spin-Offs||Band Camp • The Naked Mile • Beta House • The Book of Love|
|Characters||Cadence Flaherty • Christopher Ostreicher • Chuck Sherman • Dwight Stifler • Erik Stifler • James Emanuel Levenstein • Jeanine Stifler • Victoria Lathum • Madison & Alexa • Matt Stifler • Michelle Flaherty • Mrs. Levenstein • Mrs. Myers • Kevin Myers • Nadia • Noah Levenstein • Paul Finch • Rob Shearson • Scott Stifler • Steve Stifler • Tracy Sterling|