Factual error: When Heather pulls up in her car and confronts Oz after seeing Stifler making fun of her on the Lacrosse field her car has an actual Michigan license plate on it. One of the producers even pointed it out on the DVD thinking that it was a great attention to detail. The only problem with that is the plate is on the front bumper. Michigan does not have licence plates on the front, only in the back. (00:41:10)
Audio problem: When the father gives the son the magazines, right before he's about to leave, he taps his hands together, but a loud CLAP is heard, like he really clapped his hands hard, while he just touched them together. (00:26:29)
Continuity mistake: When the singer is shown at the prom, listen carefully as a slow and romantic ballad is being played. A few seconds later in a quick shot, the drummer is doing crazy and nearly "heavy metal" movements which doesn't make sense with the tempo of the song.
Continuity mistake: When Jim adjusts the camera you can see that the camera shows only his bed. Afterward, when Nadia lies, the camera shows half of the room. (00:41:10)
Continuity mistake: In the final scene where the boys are discussing their love lives, watch the man eating a cream roll/hot dog in the background. In one shot he takes a large bite. The camera changes angles to one of the boys and quickly returns to the wider shot. The man is deep in conversation only two seconds after biting down on half a hot dog.
Deliberate mistake: When the father hands the porno mags to his son, if you look real carefully, you can see the son hide one of the covers from the camera with his hand. (00:25:39)
Continuity mistake: When Jim's father hands him the magazine "shaved" he changes between holding them at the top and at the bottom. (00:25:28)
Continuity mistake: When Nadia goes to Jim's house, Jim throws all the porn stuff messily into a drawer quickly. A little later, when Nadia opens the drawer, all the stuff has been neatly positioned. (00:24:10)
Continuity mistake: When the boys are sitting in the living room talking about how they have to "do it" before graduation, one of the boys sitting on the couch has his legs crossed, then they uncross, cross,and uncross. They keep changing positions. (00:19:07)
Factual error: When Oz is playing lacrosse, there are palm trees in the background. Michigan has no palm trees. (00:32:15)
Trivia: A little trivia for the American-Pie-Movies fans: The movie is obviously based in Michigan, as apparent by the dialogue of the characters and the frequent mention and appearance of such schools as the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. What most people don't realize, is that the characters live in a town called "Great Falls", which is based on the writer's hometown, Grand Rapids. Those of us fans who live in Grand Rapids, Michigan have so much fun with these movies because they contain one hidden reference to our town after another. For instance, the kids go to East Great Falls High School. One of the biggest and most preppy schools in the area is East Grand Rapids High. Also, the hotdog shop that the guys frequent, "Yesteryears", is a real place: only we call it "Yesterdog" and it's been a very popular hangout for almost 50 years. In the sequel, the guys go to Grand Harbor, a resort town by the lake. This is a place based on a town on Lake Michigan called Grand Haven. Many of us who live in Grand Rapids actually do this very thing during the summers. There are again, many references to Grand Haven (and Grand Rapids again) in the sequel, but the movie does short the audience on one thing: one of Grand Haven's highlights is a fantastic pier and lighthouse. The lighthouse that Jim and Nadia go to is pathetic in comparison. If you ever have the pleasure of visiting West Michigan, and are so inclined, be sure to watch the movies with a native and then visit the real locations.
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