LOS ANGELES – Has it really been 13 years since a teenager got it on with an apple pie to launch one of Hollywoods most-successful gross-out franchises?
American Pie came out of nowhere in the summer of 1999 to become a $100 million smash and continued with 2001s American Pie 2 and 2003s American Wedding.
Hollywood figures its time for another slice. American Reunion brings back all the principal cast for the first time since American Pie 2 for an outrageous reunion weekend.
Heres a look at what some of the actors and their characters have been up to in the last 13 years.
Jason Biggs as Jim
Since American Pie, Biggs starred in Woody Allens Anything Else and had roles in Kevin Smiths Jersey Girl and such films as Saving Silverman, Prozac Nation and Eight Below, while giving the small-screen a try with the TV comedy Mad Love.
In American Reunion, Jims settled in with Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), whom he married in American Wedding. Despite having a young son, Jims still finding himself in compromising sexual situations, this time with the hot 18-year-old who had a crush on him when he baby-sat her as a child.
In terms of headspace, I think hes surprised to find himself in really a similar sort of scenario as the first film, and frankly, all the films, which is to say, he is sexually frustrated, Biggs said. Hes like, You know, havent I grown up? Ive got a wife and a kid. How is this possible?
Alyson Hannigan as Michelle
Already a fan favorite as bookish Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer when American Pie came out, Hannigan has continued her TV success with the comedy How I Met Your Mother.
In American Reunion, the adorable band-camp geek of the first American Pie has grown into a tender mom, who happens to be married to a guy who keeps stumbling into embarrassing sex-capades.
Hannigan has a pretty good idea of where Michelle might be at if there were another American Pie movie 13 years from now.
Shell probably be worried about her son being a teenager, because hes got half of Jims genes, Hannigan said. So maybe shell be like, looking at boarding schools, military schools, like on a remote island. Where all the girls will be safe.
Seann William Scott as Steve Stifler
After party-boy Stifler, Scott has kept a busy big-screen career going with Dude, Wheres My Car?, Road Trip, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Rundown and Role Models. His latest, the hockey tale Goon, has just opened in some cities.
As American Reunion begins, Stiflers the only one of the gang who hasnt gotten on with his life. Hes just thrilled for a chance to relive the glory days of keggers and mayhem with his old pals.
I think Stiflers been waiting for the high school reunion since the day he graduated high school, Scott said. He doesnt grow up a whole lot. Its just enough where he, in this movie, he becomes a little bit more human. ... For him, high school was awesome, and he doesnt really know how he fits in. I dont know how much hes going to change after we see him in this movie. I think thats probably enough for him for the next five years.
Chris Klein as Oz
Klein has had ups and downs since American Pie with such duds as Rollerball and Say It Isnt So. He also co-starred in We Were Soldiers and The United States of Leland.
American Reunion has ex-jock Oz living the high life. Hes a national sports broadcaster with a gorgeous home in Los Angeles and a babe of a girlfriend.
On paper, hes seemingly having it all and kind of living the American dream, or his version of it. But then he sees Heather for the first time in a long time, and the spark is still there and that vibe of first love is still alive in him, Klein said. Then he gets confused, and as only American Pie can do, all hell breaks loose.
Eddie Kaye Thomas as Finch
Along with roles in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and its two sequels, Thomas has had steady success on TV with How to Make it In America, Til Death and a recurring voice role on American Dad.
Finch returns home for American Reunion as the envy of his friends, sharing tales of his globe-trotting, adventurous life – but concealing a big secret.
Unlike most of his American Pie co-stars, Thomas attended his own high school reunion, but he found it had few revelations in the era of online social networking.
I kind of hang out with all the people I was friends with then, and I had seen all the people I was interested in on Facebook. I know who got fat, and I know who got hot, and I know who was successful, and I know who we thought was going to be successful and wasnt. You lose a lot of the element of surprise, Thomas said.
Thomas Ian Nicholas as Kevin
The child star of Rookie of the Year, Nicholas has had his biggest success as an adult with the American Pie franchise. Also a musician, he has released two albums, and one of his songs is included on the American Reunion soundtrack.
Now married in American Reunion, Kevin has some troubling moments after hes reunited with Vicky, learning that when the gang gets back together, old habits can reassert themselves.
Its one of those things where I think its very true to life, said Nicholas, who showed up on set figuring everyone had changed and grown up. Then as soon as I got back in the room and everyone was there, without even thinking about it, I fell back into the niche that I had in the group. And everyone else seemed the same. ... That magic and chemistry and intangible thing kind of just returned, and we were right back there.