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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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Taglines:

Don't Mess With Recess See more »


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16 February 2001 (USA)  »

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

When T.J contacts all the camps to cover up for his friends, Students are seen covering up for Gus, Vince, Spinelli and Mikey. But strangely no one is seen covering up for Gretchen. See more »

Quotes

Gretchen: I've been studying the moon with the 200-inch telescope at the observatory, and I've discovered some peculiar eccentricities in it's orbit.
Counselor: You know, Gretchen, maybe you should try out one of these neat anti-gravity harnesses. The other kids love 'em, and look - you can do backflips, just like real astronauts.
Gretchen: But...
[Counselor flips away. Gretchen sighs]
Gretchen: Why do I bother?
TJ: [from space suit] Because you're driven by a passionate desire for knowledge.
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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

Spoofs The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Three Dog Night
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A film about 6 school friends who are trying to save their school from bad guys.
3 October 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I love the film and thought it has everything a perfect film needs.The action,the comedy and everything else that makes the actual movie great.Rickey D'sh on Collins,Ashley Johnson,Paul Willson,Jason Davis,Andrew Lawrence,Courtland Mead,Pamella Segall,Dabney Coleman, April Winchell were perfect as the voices of the characters and so was everyone else that was involved with the movie.I love watching the cartoons on T.V. and don't really think that they are for little kids.Recess schools out shows the story about 6 school friends who find out some strange goings in their school and save it from bad guys who are trying to get rid of summer vacation.


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