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Recess: School's Out (2001)

TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Vince (voice)
... Mikey (voice)
... Gretchen (voice)
... Tj (voice) (as Andy Lawrence)
... Gus (voice)
... Spinelli (voice) (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
... Principal Prickly (voice)
... Mikey's Singing Voice (voice)
... Becky (voice)
... Fenwick (voice)
... Ms. Finster / Mrs. Detweiller (voice)
... Benedict (voice)
... Guard #2 (voice)
... Miss Grotke (voice)
... 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:

Don't Mess With Recess See more »


Certificate:

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Disney | Disney

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Release Date:

16 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Recess: The Movie - School's Out  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

HIDDEN MICKEY: When the kids, hiding in the heating duct, witness the tractor beam being tested, the first shot of the moon being hit shows a cluster of craters on the upper right side, shaped like Mickey Mouse's head. See more »

Goofs

At the laboratory where the tractor beam is located, before being stolen; we see 2 men at work trying to get the photon channeler to work so that their colonel can show it to the top brass next month. One of the men brings 2 cups of coffee into the lab, one for himself and one for his coworker. He places the coffee for his coworker down on the control panel off to his right side. When the no recess moment organization start blasting their way into the lab, the coffee cup has now moved over to the coworker's left side, without anything sign or indication that he had picked up the cup, taken a sip and then set it down again. See more »

Quotes

Benedict: Same old noble Pete. Always standing up for the rights of children.
TJ: [to Prickly] You?
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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 Heathers (1988) 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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User Reviews

 
Not as good as the series - but damn close!
28 August 2003 | by 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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