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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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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

Jerome is accidentally credited as Jordan in the end credits. Jordan didn't have any speaking lines at all. 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!
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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 Lord of the Flies (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing In The Street
Written by Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson
Performed by Myra
Produced and Arranged by Keith Cohen
Myra appears courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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User Reviews

 
One of the funniest Disney movies ever made...

...I had never thought Disney could redeem themselves after movies like "Tarzan" and "Mulan" until I seen this classic. Yes, I just said that Recess: School's Out is a classic. I loved this movie, and I'm a teen who hates most cartoons.

There is nothing about this movie that isn't funny, from Robert Goulet making a 'cameo' as character Mikey's singing voice to all the overdone teen cliches in character T.J.'s older sister Becky (Mellissa Joan Hart). This movie never even tries to be overly-dramatic as most other Disney movies, it's just straight, top of the line fun.

Without a doubt the greatest thing going for this movie is James Woods as the Dr. Evil type villain, pulling all the cliches of the James Bond bad guys. That's the great thing about Recess, it basically uses cliches, but makes fun of them too.

Hilarious movie, 8/10.


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