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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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Saving The World One Playground At A Time See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

At one point in the movie, Miss Finster yells out "HEY, Teacher! Leave them kids alone!". That is a line from, and a direct reference to, the 1979 hit "Another Brick In The Wall Part 2" by Pink Floyd and later done by KoRn. See more »

Goofs

Jerome is accidentally credited as Jordan in the end credits. Jordan didn't have any speaking lines at all. See more »

Quotes

TJ: Mom! Mom!
Mrs. Detweiler: TJ are you all right?
TJ: Mom those guys at the school are doing some kind of evil experience!
Mrs. Detweiler: Oh dear that bog on the head must of rattled your little brain!
TJ: But mom...
Mrs. Detweiler: You're feverish. You wait right here. I'll go get the baby thermometer and the jelly.
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Crazy Credits

Lawson's name is listed in the credits, but he never speaks in the movie. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Patton (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody But Me
Written by Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley
Performed by The Human Beinz
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

funny movie for the whole family
18 February 2001 | by cubblazerSee all my reviews

This cartoon was enjoyed by the whole family. After watching the TV series, my children were amused to see each character involved in a mystery plot on the big screen. We had a lot of good laughs while watching a group of students save the day! Mom especially enjoyed the music and hopes that there will be a sound track available. It's great to see a good movie rated "G" that still entertains both the young and the older audiences. Thumbs up to Disney for some good, family entertainment.


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Official Sites:

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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:

$10,065,873, 18 February 2001

Gross USA:

$36,706,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,460,850
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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