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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

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

Quotes

Benedict: Look, Pete, the 60s are over. All that peace and love and freedom stuff, yeah it was great for picking up chicks, but it's not gonna help my career. To do that, I gotta make test scores go up. And to make test scores go up, I gotta keep kids in class where they belong. That's why tomorrow I am tuning out recess once and for all.
Principal Prickly: [voiceover] Needless to say Philliam's plan didn't go over like he planned.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Easy Rider (1969) 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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Bright, colourful and entertaining.
20 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Recess:School's Out is one of the biggest surprises I had recently while watching films, for I found it bright, colourful and very entertaining. Yes, it's a kids' movies, but adults will like some of the voice actors and the music. Sure, the story is a little forgettable, and there are some slow parts, but the feel-good nature of the film compensates. The animation is very good, and is moreover true to the style of animation in the TV series. The script is quite funny, my favourite line being "I have a fat saggy butt, which I like to scratch every hour on the hour". The voice cast breathe life to a likable host of characters, and are fantastic, the obvious standout being James Woods in a wonderful performance of Dr Benedict. The music is great, and Mike has a remarkably good singing voice. There are some very funny moments like anything to do with Randall and Ms Finster, and the fight at the end. All in all, engaging and entertaining, more reared at kids, but still likable for adults too. I honestly wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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