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American Pie

Jim (Jason Biggs), Oz ( Chris Klein), Finch ( Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) are high school seniors that make a pledge to lose their virginity before prom night. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: D-
Language: D-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 95
Theater Release: 09 Jul 1999
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: R
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Home Video Notes:American Pie

Release Date: 21 December 1999

With American Pie’s video release, Universal Studios decided to provide the R-version along with a second “unrated” version that includes the front cover message “UNRATED: The version you couldn’t see in theaters”. I can only assume the cuts made to achieve the R-rating are now replaced, which means this is essentially an NC-17 movie, aimed directly at teenagers.

For Canadian families, the problem is even worse. The CMPDA (Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association) has branded both versions as 14A, meaning in their opinion, this film is suitable for teens over 14 while those under 14 should watch with an adult.

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