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Recess: School's Out (2001)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  16 February 2001 (USA)
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TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vince LaSalle (voice)
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Mikey Blumberg (voice)
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T.J. Detweiler (voice) (as Andy Lawrence)
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Gus Griswald (voice)
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Ashley Spinelli (voice) (as Pamela Segall)
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Mikey Blumberg (singing voice)
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Fenwick (voice)
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Miss Muriel P. Finster / Mrs. Detweiller (voice)
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Guard #2 (voice)
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Miss Grotkey (voice)
Francesca Smith ...
Ashley B / Upside-Down Girl / Swinger Girl (voice) (as Francesca Marie Smith)
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Storyline

It's the most exciting time of year at Third Street Elementary-- the end of the School Year! But boredom quickly sets in for protagonist TJ Detweiler, as his friends (the other 5 protagonist children) are headed for Summer Camp. One day, while passing by the school on his bike, he notices a green glow coming from the school's auditorium. This is the work of the insidious ex-principal of Third Street, Phillium Benedict and his gang of ninjas and secret service look-alikes! Benedict is planning to get rid of Summer Vacation using his newly-acquired Tractor Beam, which he stole from the US Military Base in an effort to raise US Test Scores, and it's up to the Recess Gang to stop him! In the end, TJ and the gang, with the help from the other students, Principal Prickly, Ms. Finster and the other teachers, destroy the laser, Benedict and his henchmen are arrested, and the kids (TJ's buddies) decide to spend their Summer with TJ. Written by FREAKAZOID!

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Don't Mess With Recess See more »


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Also Known As:

Recess: The Movie - School's Out  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,455,016 (USA) (16 February 2001)

Gross:

£935,271 (UK) (17 August 2001)
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Trivia

The 1960's models of Phillium Benedict and Petey Prickly are based on famous icons of the 60's. Petey Prickley is based on George Harrison, and can be recognized from the animated film "Yellow Submarine". Phillium Benedict is based on the character "Captain America" (Peter Fonda's character) in the movie "Easy Rider". See more »

Goofs

After Prickley gets dematerialized outside the school's main entrance only his shoes remain on the ground, T.J runs home to get Beckey to help him round up his friends and leaves the steaming shoes on the ground. But when T.J arrives at the baseball camp to collect Vince, he appears to have the shoes and shows them to Vince to reveille that he is telling the truth. See more »

Quotes

[Principal Prickly and "TJ" are dressed as guards]
Principal Prickly: You sure this gonna work, Detweiller?
TJ: Come on, Mr. Prickly. Don't you watch old spy movies? This trick is pure gold. (To guard) Uh, Mr. Benedict wanted to see us about a very important matter.
Guard: Hey, you two aren't guards!
TJ: Ruuuun!
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Crazy Credits

When the Walt Disney pictures logo forms, T.J., Spinelli, Mikey, Gretchen, Gus, and Vince appear on the logo and blow their kazoos to the tune of the Walt Disney Pictures logo music. See more »

Connections

References A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Incense And Peppermints
Written by John Carter and Tim Gilbert
Performed by The Strawberry Alarm Clock (as Strawberry Alarm Clock)
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not as good as the series - but damn close!
28 August 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really liked the TV series - i used to watch every episode on the Disney Channel,But i don't think the movie is quite as good as the series:

For instance The writers are used to coming up with 10 minute stories, but with the movie it seems like a 10 min episode streched out to 80 minutes so i'ts not as good as i would have hoped, but the acting is still superb and very convincing. The animation is strangely NOT as good as the Series it seems very flat and uninspired. On the good side it's got a really cool story even if it could have been done in half the time & JAMES WOODS (his voice anyway) is really good as the bad guy. It has really cool 60's songs towards the end of the movie.

all in all a really good movie which will delight kids and adults alike,just a shame it's not as good as the series

my rating 10/10 for pure enjoyment


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