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Recess: School's Out (2001)

TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever.

Director:

Chuck Sheetz

Writers:

Paul Germain (television series Recess), Joe Ansolabehere (television series Recess) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rickey D'Shon Collins Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Vince (voice)
Jason Davis ... Mikey (voice)
Ashley Johnson ... Gretchen (voice)
Andrew Lawrence ... Tj (voice) (as Andy Lawrence)
Courtland Mead ... Gus (voice)
Pamela Adlon ... Spinelli (voice) (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
Dabney Coleman ... Principal Prickly (voice)
Robert Goulet ... Mikey's Singing Voice (voice)
Melissa Joan Hart ... Becky (voice)
Peter MacNicol ... Fenwick (voice)
April Winchell ... Ms. Finster / Mrs. Detweiller (voice)
James Woods ... Benedict (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Guard #2 (voice)
Allyce Beasley ... Miss Grotke (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Tech #1 (voice)
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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:

It's not just another day in the park. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney | Disney

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Recess: The Ultimate Summer Vacation See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,455,016, 18 February 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,696,761, 12 August 2001
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Technical Specs

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Production on the film began in 1998 and ended in 2000. See more »

Goofs

Spinelli is being hoist out of the back of the ice cream truck with a crate full of ice cream for the kids on the playground. As she is being pulled up she has bitten into an ice cream bar for herself. From the looks of it, she had just bitten into it. By the time she has reached the roof of the school her ice cream bar is eaten and gone that all that's left is the Popsicle stick. See more »

Quotes

[after seeing a tractor beam shoot at the sky]
Vince: Now that right there. That was messed up.
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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

Spoofed in Mean Girls (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
Arranged by Harvey Cohen
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User Reviews

"Tender".
24 January 2002 | by dootussSee all my reviews

I really like the T.V. series "?Recess", so I decided to check out the movie. Frankly, I thought it was a pretty good movie. The story was pretty original, and the soundtrack has some classic 60's songs due to some scenes. Overall, this is a good movie. So check it out.


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