MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,344 this week

Recess: School's Out (2001)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 5,222 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 36 user | 44 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever.

Director:

Writers:

(television series Recess), (television series Recess), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 05 Mar 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 03 Jun 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Recess: School's Out (2001)

Recess: School's Out (2001) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Recess: School's Out.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Doug and his pal Skeeter set's out to find the monster of Lucky Duck Lake. Though things get really out of hand when some one blurts out that the monster is real.

Director: Maurice Joyce
Stars: Thomas McHugh, Fred Newman, Chris Phillips
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A fourth grader and his best friend set out to stop an industrialist from bulldozing their town.

Director: Tuck Tucker
Stars: Spencer Klein, Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The Rugrats travel to Paris, France, where Chuckie hopes to find a new mother and keep his father from marrying an evil business woman.

Directors: Stig Bergqvist, Paul Demeyer
Stars: Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Cheryl Chase
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tommy, Angelica, Chuckie, Phil and Lil get lost while on vacation and must find their way home.

Directors: Igor Kovalyov, Norton Virgien
Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie
Teacher's Pet (2004)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Spot (Lane) is a dog who can talk and read. Posing as a human, he sneaks into school with his master Leonard (Flemming). Educational adventures ensue.

Director: Timothy Björklund
Stars: Nathan Lane, Shaun Fleming, David Ogden Stiers
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The Rugrats get tangled in an exotic adventure, where they're helped by the Thornberrys, a family that travels the world making nature documentaries.

Directors: John Eng, Norton Virgien
Stars: Jodi Carlisle, Lacey Chabert, Tim Curry
Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta
Adventure | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....

Directors: Cathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath
Stars: Tim Curry, Rupert Everett, Flea
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Howy Parkins
Stars: Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, Myles Jeffrey
Kim Possible: So the Drama (TV Movie 2005)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Kim's heart is quickly captured by the new boy, Eric, who soon becomes her boyfriend. Unknown to Kim, her best friend and sidekick, Ron has developed stronger feelings toward her.

Director: Steve Loter
Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright
All Grown Up (2003–2008)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Follows the adventures of the whole Rugrats gang. But, now they're all grown up. Angelica's nicer, Chuckie's a risk taker, and the rest of the gang have changed too. The adventures follow ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie
Recess (1997–2001)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis
Edit

Cast

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

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!

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Saving The World One Playground At A Time


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Recess: The Movie - School's Out  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£122,891 (UK) (27 July 2001)

Gross:

£935,271 (UK) (17 August 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Philliam Benedict" is a play on William Bennett, who was Secretary of Education during the Reagan administration. 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

TJ: How do you know that jerk?
Principal Prickly: How do I know him? We attended teacher training together.
TJ: You mean?
Principal Prickly: That's right, Detweiler, that man is a rogue teacher.
[flashback]
Principal Prickly: It was the spring of '68, it was different times back then, all of us young, idealistic, ready to change the world.
Mrs. Finster: Peace Peter!
Principal Prickly: Hey Murial, had a groovy time at the Dead festival last night.
Mrs. Finster: You gonna be at the teach in, Saturday? We're gonna paint my Volkswagen!
Principal Prickly: Wouldn't miss it for the world!
[...]
See more »

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 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Tambourine
Written by Shelley Pinz and Paul Leka
Arranged by Denis M. Hannigan
Performed by Robert Goulet
Chorus: Randy Crenshaw, Blake Ewing, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Anndi McAfee,
Pamela Adlon (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Bright, colourful and entertaining.
20 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Recess:School's Out is one of the biggest surprises I had recently while watching films, for I found it bright, colourful and very entertaining. Yes, it's a kids' movies, but adults will like some of the voice actors and the music. Sure, the story is a little forgettable, and there are some slow parts, but the feel-good nature of the film compensates. The animation is very good, and is moreover true to the style of animation in the TV series. The script is quite funny, my favourite line being "I have a fat saggy butt, which I like to scratch every hour on the hour". The voice cast breathe life to a likable host of characters, and are fantastic, the obvious standout being James Woods in a wonderful performance of Dr Benedict. The music is great, and Mike has a remarkably good singing voice. There are some very funny moments like anything to do with Randall and Ms Finster, and the fight at the end. All in all, engaging and entertaining, more reared at kids, but still likable for adults too. I honestly wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. 8/10 Bethany Cox


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Song Help? lilreece21
Need help with song tmicoli
Song? decktape
I don't remember seeing Lawson enraged_bunny
Everyone I Need You're Help! jnnbsx5
i love miss finster jen_marie13
Discuss Recess: School's Out (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?