American Pie Cast Reunites For 20th Anniversary
Can you believe it's 20 years since seminal gross-out teen comedy American Pie was released? To mark the anniversary, the cast have got back together for a chat about life since the show.
The film, which provided a whole generation with innumerable gags and laugh-out-loud moments, was a huge hit and has gone down as a comedy classic. In fact, it grossed $235.5 million at the box, and that's without factoring in the sequels and spin-offs. Then there's the legacy of its hugely quotable script.
In photos shared on social media, we can see the East Great Falls crew reunite. Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid and Sean William Scott all got back together for a look back on what they created 20 years ago.
Joined by Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier, the gang looked back on secrets from the set, and a wry recollection of who they fancied - and obviously, no American Pie discussion would be complete without a mention of the pie itself, which Biggs' character Jim was infamously caught... umm, getting to know on an intimate level.
When it was released in 1999, the first film was one of many teenage sex comedies doing the rounds at the time, along with the likes of Road Trip, genre parody Not Another Teen Movie and cult classic Wet Hot American Summer (recently revived for a series by Netflix).
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The first film was so popular, it spawned a grand total of seven further films: sequels American Pie 2, American Wedding and American Reunion, along with spin-off movies American Pie: Band Camp, American Pie: The Naked Mile, American Pie: Beta House and American Pie: The Book of Love.
The movies are characterised by a plot that involves blokes going to some pretty desperate measures for sex and usually contains a healthy amount of penis jokes, in the grand tradition of 80s movies like Porky's and the then-popular films of directorial team the Farrelly brothers, who made the era's other smash hit There's Something About Mary.
Although American Pie has been called out a bit in recent times for some of its more controversial scenes - if you remember, the boys in the film record a woman getting naked using a secret webcam, there are plenty of homophobic slurs and multiple women are manipulated into sex - many still look back on it with fond memories, particularly of Jim's hilariously awkward heart-to-heart chats with his dad (played by Eugene Levy).
To celebrate 20 years of American Pie, you can watch the reunion from anywhere in the world from 9pm in the UK (2pm Pacific Time) on the ET website.
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Topics: TV and Film