American Pie Presents: Band Camp

American Pie Presents: Band Camp is a 2005 American sex comedy film released by Universal Pictures. It is the first installment in American Pie Presents film series, a spin-off of the American Pie franchise.[1] Tad Hilgenbrinck stars as Matt Stiffler, a troubled student sent to band camp to change his ways.[2] Chris Owen and Eugene Levy reprise their roles from previous American Pie films.

American Pie Presents:
Band Camp
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Directed bySteve Rash
Written byBrad Riddell
Based onCharacters
by Adam Herz
Produced byMike Elliott
Starring
CinematographyVictor J. Kemper
Edited byDanny Saphire
Music byRobert Folk
Production
company
Distributed byUniversal Studios Home Entertainment
Release date
December 26, 2005
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$15 million

American Pie Presents: Band Camp was released direct-to-DVD internationally on October 31, 2005, and in the United States on December 26, 2005.

PlotEdit

Matt Stifler, the younger brother of Steve Stifler, is eager to enter a family business of making pornographic films to prove his “Stifmeister” behavior to his older brother, Steve. After Matt pulls a prank on the school band that goes too far, the school's guidance counselor Chuck "The Sherminator" Sherman, who attended high school with Steve, decides to punish Matt by sending him to band camp. Matt is initially disgruntled by the idea, but soon agrees, interested in a notorious sexual behavior of band camp girls.

Upon arrival, Matt is extremely disrespectful to the rules along with everyone at Tall Oaks and even gets his school's band in trouble. Jim's dad, Noah Levenstein, the camp's MACRO (Morale And Conflict Resolution Officer), recommends him to try to fit in for the band's trust. Matt conspires with his nerdy roommate, Ernie, to film the other band members in a bid called 'Bandeez Gone Wild' by using hidden cameras.

During a scuffle in lunch, Matt accepts a duel with the rival band leader Brandon, wherein the performers show off their music skills, with Brandon playing the snare drum, and Matt playing the triangle. When it seems Matt has lost, he leaves the stage and comes back playing the bagpipes, also wearing a kilt, to the tune of "Play That Funky Music" to win the duel. Matt befriends Elyse and are later attracted to each other and share a kiss while watching the clouds in the sky. A day before the finals, the cheerleading group of East Great Falls arrives and catches Matt in a band camp uniform. They teased him by taking a photo and sharing it on the internet. Matt later offers a deal of showing them his film 'Bandeez Gone Wild' in exchange for deleting his uniform photo. While showing the girls his video, an odd turn of events occur and Elyse feels desperate after seeing the video and leaves.

The various school bands compete for points throughout camp with East Great Falls leading on the last day, but an ill-fated prank Matt pulled for the rival team causes the band to lose and Elyse could lose her opportunity to grant a scholarship. Once the new term starts, Matt visits with Chuck, who reveals that he and the rest of Steve's friends really could not stand him. They soon begin to fix Matt’s mistakes by deleting the naked videos Matt took of others at band camp, reconcile with his band camp buddies, and then persuades the school band to play Elyse's piece, Instrumental of Tal Bachman's aeroplane, to the Conservatory head. Ironic of blatant plagiarism, Brandon has been disqualified and Elyse wins the scholarship with Matt to win her affection.

CastEdit

Chris Owen (left) and Eugene Levy reprised their roles from previous American Pie films

Soundtrack listingEdit

  1. Andrew W.K. – "She Is Beautiful"
  2. Breaking Benjamin – "Forget It"
  3. Snow Patrol – "How to Be Dead"
  4. Matt Nathanson – "Laid"
  5. Treble Charger – "American Psycho"
  6. Good Charlotte – "The Anthem"
  7. Paul Locke – "Paul's Drums"
  8. Jimmy Eat World – "The Middle"
  9. Jimmy Eat World – "The Authority Song"
  10. Courtesy of Associated Productions Music – "Dracula Plays"
  11. Courtesy of Associated Productions Music – "Pom Pom"
  12. Courtesy of Associated Productions Music – "Piano Sonata"
  13. Cage9 – "Breaking Me Down"
  14. Linda Perry – "Get the Party Started"
  15. D.O.R.K – "Jaime"
  16. The Penfifteen Club – "Disco MF"
  17. The City Drive – "Defeated"
  18. Wild Cherry – "Play That Funky Music"
  19. The City Drive – "Bring Me Everything"
  20. Christian B – "Baby Got Back"
  21. Steppenwolf – "Born to Be Wild"
  22. Tal Bachman – "Aeroplane"
  23. Chris Rash and Jean-Paul DiFranco – "Bonfire Etude"
  24. Ash – "Vampire Love"

Critical responseEdit

The film has received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 17% based on 6 reviews.[3]

Brian Costello of Common Sense Media called a "Crass and unnecessary sequel with lots of cursing, sex."[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (Dec 26, 2005). "New Pie Exposes Wild Times at Band Camp". TV Guide. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  2. ^ Jason Buchanan (2008). "American Pie Presents Band Camp". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 7, 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  3. ^ "American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "American Pie Presents: Band Camp – Movie Review". Common Sense Media. 7 September 2017.

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