American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile

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American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
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DVD cover
Directed byAsia Wilson
Produced byW. K. Border
Written byEric Lindsay
Based onCharacters
by Adam Herz
Starring
Music byJeff Cardoni
CinematographyEric Haase
Edited byDanny Saphire
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
December 19, 2006
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$15 million[citation needed]
Box office$27.5 million (sales)[1]

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile is a 2006 American sex comedy film released by Universal Pictures. It is the second installment in American Pie Presents film series, a spin-off of the American Pie franchise. John White stars as Erik Stifler, a high school senior, given a "guilt free pass" by his girlfriend (Jessy Schram), who visits the Beta House fraternity led by his cousin (Steve Talley) to run a mile naked. Christopher McDonald co-stars as Erik's father and Eugene Levy plays family friend Noah Levenstein.

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile was released direct-to-DVD internationally on December 12, 2006, and in the United States on December 19, 2006. The film was a financial success, generating US$27.46 million in United States sales. A sequel titled Beta House was released on December 26, 2007.

Plot[edit]

Erik Stifler (John White) has a difficult time living up to his family name. He is Steve and Matt Stifler's cousin, and is perhaps the only Stifler about to graduate from high school as a virgin. The film opens with Erik feigning illness so that he can stay home and masturbate. Unfortunately, just as he is about to ejaculate, his parents and grandmother unexpectedly walk into the door and are hit with Erik's semen, after which his grandmother dies of a heart attack. Erik's dad later surmises that, as a Stifler, his son should be out having sex instead of masturbating. Erik's girlfriend of two years, Tracy (Jessy Schram), loves him, but is not ready for intercourse. Tracy decides to have sex, their first attempt goes horribly wrong, and she backs out of trying again.

Erik's friends Cooze (Jake Siegel) and Ryan (Ross Thomas) plan a road trip to visit Erik's cousin Dwight Stifler (Steve Talley) in Michigan during an event known as the Naked Mile. Tracy sees this as an opportunity to give Erik a "guilt free weekend pass," hoping that he can quench his lust and get sex out of his system since she is not ready.

As soon as Erik and his friends arrive on campus, they witness an over-the-top drinking contest where Dwight is crowned a campus champion. Later, they lose a rough game of football against a bitter rival fraternity composed almost entirely of midgets, and end up in a brawl with those same midgets on several occasions. The first night when the guys are at a college bar, Erik meets a college girl named Brandi (Candace Kroslak) who has a fetish for virgin boys, prompting Ryan and Cooze to make a bet with each other that Erik won't sleep with Brandi and will remain a virgin. At the same time, Ryan and Cooze end up getting turned down by a couple of girls they have met at the bar, Jill and Alexis, who are taken by a couple of the midgets.

The following morning, Dwight gets jumped by the midget fraternity in disguise while walking down the street, landing him in the hospital. Dwight tells the guys he probably won't make it to the Naked Mile, but yet still manages to make it right in time. Right away, he joins up with Erik, Ryan, and Cooze, who are at first reluctant to run, but when Brandi, Jill, and Alexis show up to run with the guys, they're finally prompted to strip down and run with the girls, and end up having a great time. Finally as Erik and Brandi reach the finish line, they steal a kiss, which is then caught on camera for a news report on TV. Watching the news report about the Naked Mile back at home, Tracy is upset and feels guilty that she allowed Erik the free pass. Her friends convince her to also lose her virginity before he gets back.

Later that evening, Erik realizes that he loves Tracy, confesses to Brandi that he can't sleep with her, and rushes back to see his girlfriend. When he gets to her house, Tracy's dad says she is at a party and Erik arrives at the party just as Tracy has headed upstairs, presumably to lose her virginity to her ex-boyfriend. Erik loudly pounds on the closed bedroom door, proclaiming his love for her. However, Tracy was not in the room because she had decided that she could not go through with her plans. The two decide that they should be each other's first, and they make love.

When Erik returns to the Beta house to pick up his friends the next morning, each boy shares stories of his experiences from the night before. The guys then ask Erik if he "sealed the deal" with Brandi that night, and Erik tells them no, prompting Ryan to pay up on the bet to Cooze. Erik tells them about his adventure back home to make up to Tracy and finally lose his virginity. The guys are now proud of Erik for officially living up to the Stifler family name, and the three friends finally drive back to East Great Falls.

During the post-Naked Mile party, Dwight spots Vicky (Winkler), the girlfriend of Rock (Prentice), the leader of the midget fraternity, and the two of them head up to Dwight's room to have sex. Later, as the film closes, Dwight sent a DVD to Rock that reads, "Payback's a bitch." It reveals both Dwight and Vicky having sex, as Rock yells out, "Stifler!" As it turns out, Dwight and Vicky start dating, and they end up traveling the world together, as various postcard pictures show their many journeys together as the end credits roll.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Eugene Levy reprised his role from the previous four American Pie films

"The Naked Mile" of the title refers to a real event that was carried out annually by students of the University of Michigan until 2004.[2] The participants, mostly senior students, would run or bike a pre-designed course through campus while partially or entirely naked. The last "Naked Mile" was in 2004 after the University ended the tradition through arrests and threats to students who ran.[3] Participation in the event also reportedly suffered as it attracted the attention of internet pornography operations.[4][5]

Filming locations[edit]

DVD sales[edit]

The DVD was released on December 19, 2006 in the USA. In the opening weekend, 478,336 units were sold, generating revenue of $9,561,937. As of April 2010, over 3,000,000 have been sold translating to estimate amount of $30,000,000 in revenue.[1] The Region 2 DVD was released in the UK on December 4, 2006 in PAL Widescreen and has been certified 15 by the BBFC with the following viewer guidance; Contains strong language, moderate sex and sex references. The movie was passed without any cuts.[citation needed]

The Region 1 DVD was released December 19, 2006 in Fullscreen R-Rated, Fullscreen Unrated, and Widescreen Unrated versions. All feature Dolby Digital 5.1 audio in English, French, and Spanish. Extras include deleted and extended scenes, outtakes, and a full-length feature commentary featuring the director, writer and cast members. The unrated DVD also contains two bonus features.[6]

Reception[edit]

After the commercial success of the direct-to-DVD production American Pie Presents: Band Camp, Universal Studios Home Entertainment decided to produce another sequel to the American Pie film. American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile was released direct-to-video on December 19, 2006. The film was a financial success, generating US$27.41 million in DVD sales domestically.

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 0% approval rating based on 5 reviews, and an average rating of 3.1/10.[7] Tanner Stransky of Entertainment Weekly graded the film with a "C" and wrote "although predictable, the opening stays on par with Jason Biggs’ original jaw-dropper. The rest is pretty deadly."[8] Film critic Christopher Null wrote "I never thought I'd believe that the characters in American Pie were rich and nuanced, but compared to the disjointed, half-written affair here, they may as well be from Shakespeare."[9] IGN's Chris Carle gave the film 3/10, writing that it's "a smorgasbord of gross-out humor, shallow laughs and bigotry."[10] Steve Weintraub of Collider wrote "there is something to be said about comedic timing and pacing to even the most basic form of cinematic genres, neither of which this [film] grasps at all."[11] Common Sense Media's Heather Boerner gave the film 2/5, writing that it's "another raunchy race toward the first time."[12] Writing in DVD Talk, Scott Weinberg critised the acting, directing and screenplay, declaring that "The Naked Mile is one of the lamest, laziest and most shockingly amateurish comedies I've ever seen".[13] Sloan Freer of The Radio Times gave the film 2/5, writing that "even fans of teen sex comedies will find the verbal gags repetitive, predictable and often plain unfunny, while the visual jokes are dragged out to tedious levels."[14] DVD Verdict's Eric Profancik, in his positive review, found the film was "filled with a firm, rowdy, and lascivious wit that made you smirk with its aggressive antics", in particular praising the opening scene as "stunning".[15] Peter Hammond of Maxim describes American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile as "hilarious, sexy fun... goes where no American Pie has gone before," writing that it "goes the extra mile for laughs and gets them".[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile – DVD Sales". The Numbers. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ Randall, Laura (2004-08-01). "Things You Do Only in College". The New York Times.
  3. ^ https://www.michigandaily.com/content/construction-police-hinder-naked-mile
  4. ^ "Police say nude runners could end up on Internet". The Item. Ann Arbour: Osteen Publishing. Associated Press. 21 April 1998. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Naked Mile may run on Internet". The Robesonian. Ann Arbour. Associated Press. 21 April 1998. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  6. ^ Dave Foster, The Digital Fix. "American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (R1) in December". DVD Times. Retrieved 2011-12-20.
  7. ^ "American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  8. ^ Stransky, Tanner (15 December 2006). "American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. ^ Null, Christopher (14 December 2006). "American Pie Presents the Naked Mile". Archived from the original on 2009-09-25. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  10. ^ Carle, Chris (19 December 2006). "American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile DVD Review". IGN. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  11. ^ Weintraub, Steve (21 December 2006). "DVD Review – 'American Pie Presents – The Naked Mile'". Collider. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  12. ^ Boerner, Heather (18 December 2010). "American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile movie review by Heather Boerner". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  13. ^ Weinberg, Scott (19 December 2006). "American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile". DVD Talk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  14. ^ Freer, Sloan. "American Pie Presents the Naked Mile - review". The Radio Times. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  15. ^ Profancik, Eric (8 January 2007). "DVD Verdict Review - American Pie Presents The Naked Mile". DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  16. ^ American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (DVD) (Unrated ed.). Universal Pictures. 12 December 2006.

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