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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:

Official site

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The 1960's models of Phillium Benedict and Petey Prickly are based on famous icons of the 60's. Petey Prickley is based on George Harrison, and can be recognized from the animated film "Yellow Submarine". Phillium Benedict is based on the character "Captain America" (Peter Fonda's character) in the movie "Easy Rider". See more »

Goofs

On the TV news, the news anchorman addresses Philliam Benedict as Secretary of State. Later when Principal Prickly finishes telling T.J. his story about Benedict getting fired for trying to get rid of recess, he says he was Secretary of Education, until the president fired him (both mentioned by anchorman and Prickly.) See more »

Quotes

Benedict: [Flashback to 1968] Be cool, people. Be cool.
Female Protester: We'll be cool when you give our kids their recess back!
Benedict: Hey, baby, I can do what I want! I'm the Principal of the school! And there's nothing anybody can do about it! Dig?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Spider-Man (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing in the Street
Written by Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson
Performed by Martha & The Vandellas
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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