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      Recess: School's Out

      2001, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 22m

      70 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Though basically a TV cartoon stretched out to movie-length, Recess has enough successful jokes and smart writing to make it a worthwhile view. Read critic reviews

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      Recess: School's Out  Photos

      Left to right: Gretchen, Gus, T.J., Vince, Mikey, and Spinelli. Left to right: Mikey, Spinelli, Vince and Gretchen. Creators and producers Joe Ansolabehere and Paul Germain. From left to right: Vince, T.J., Spinelli, Gretchen, Gus, and Mikey From left to right: Miss Grotke, Principal Prickly, and Miss Finster Top: Gus and Vince. Middle: Gretchen and Mikey. Bottom: Spinelli and T.J. Left: Dr. Benedict. Center: Fenwick Left: Spinelli. Center: Vince. Right: Gus. Miss Finster Producer Stephen Swofford Front Row: Gus, T.J., and Spinelli. Second Row: Gretchen, Mikey, and Vince. Gretchen Ashley Johnson is the voice of Gretchen. T.J. Andy Lawrence is the voice of T.J. Director Chuck Sheetz Rickey D'shon Collins is the voice of Vince. Spinelli Pam Segall is the voice of Spinelli. Robert Goulet is the singing voice of Mikey.

      Movie Info

      The school year is finally over, and T.J. Detweiler is looking forward to a fun-filled summer. Boredom quickly sets in until T.J. uncovers a scheme to do away with summer vacation! Former principal Dr. Benedict, who once tried to eliminate recess from the school day, now plans to use a laser beam to alter the weather and create permanent winter. It sure would be tough to go to school year-round, so T.J. calls in all his friends for help.

      Cast & Crew

      Andrew Lawrence
      Rickey D'Shon Collins
      Pamela Adlon
      Jason Davis
      Ashley Johnson
      Courtland Mead
      April Winchell
      Dabney Coleman
      Robert Goulet
      Peter MacNicol
      James Woods
      Diedrich Bader
      Allyce Beasley
      Gregg Berger
      Klee Bragger
      Clancy Brown
      Dan Castellaneta
      Lane Toran
      Rachel Crane

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      • Aug 16, 2011

        An extended episode with a rediculous plot that will have the kids laughing and the adults sleeping.

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      • Jul 22, 2011

        While it is formulaic when stacked up to its television show counterpart, School's Out provides an ambitious plot line noted with a strong antagonist performance by James Woods

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      • May 28, 2011

        absolutly original. a terrific big screen film to a terrific t.v. show! the jokes are funny and the film is too close to it's creators. fun for kids and kids at heart. a delightful, funny, smart animated comedy. A

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      • Mar 29, 2010

        How can you not love Recess? Especially with it off the air now, this movie was great to relive one of the greatest and well done cartoons ever made. Hopefully they keep making these movies or at least bring back the show.

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