The Suite Life Movie
The Suite Life Movie poster
Directed by Sean McNamara
Produced by Tracey Jeffrey
Pamela Eells O'Connell
Irene Dreayer
Dylan Sprouse
Cole Sprouse
Jessica Rhoades
Starring Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse
Brenda Song
Debby Ryan
Matthew Timmons
John Ducey
Katelyn Pacitto
Kara Pacitto
Matthew Glave
Phill Lewis
Music by John Van Tongeren
Editing by David Moritz
Distributed by Disney Channel Original Movies
Release date(s) March 25, 2011
Running time 79 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Official website
The Suite Life Movie is a 2011 comedy-drama science fiction film directed by Sean McNamara, written by Michael Saltzman, and starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan, Matthew Timmons, John Ducey, Matthew Glave, and Phill Lewis. The Disney Channel Original Movie is based on the pair of Disney Channel sitcoms The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. Dylan and Cole Sprouse were also co-producers for the movie.[1] The film premiered on March 25, 2011 on the Disney Channel.[2][3] A sneak peek was shown during the Disney Channel Shake It Up New Years event.[4]


After making plans to spend spring break with his girlfriend Bailey Pickett (Debby Ryan), Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse) decides to leave the SS Tipton, a large cruise ship where he attends school, to work as an intern for Dr. Donald Spaulding (John Ducey) at a prestigious research firm instead. He does so in hopes of obtaining a scholarship to Yale.

When Cody's twin brother Zack (Dylan Sprouse) reveals Cody's plans to Bailey before Cody could, however, she becomes infuriated that Cody canceled his plans with her and refuses to speak to him. Meanwhile, Zack asks Cody for his car, which their parents will give to Cody when he goes to college, but Cody refuses.

However, after Zack runs a billion-dollar submarine into the seawall in an attempt to impress a cute science assistant, and Cody does the same trying to stop him, the equipment is lost and Cody is kicked out of the program and fired. Furious, Cody tells Zack he hates him and vows to never forgive him, claiming they may be twins, but they definitely are not brothers. Elsewhere, the hotel heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song) accidentally eats a fruit given to the dolphins which allows her to comprehend them.

The Martin twins later learn that although Cody will no longer be eligible to work as Dr. Spaulding's intern, both boys are ideal for the Gemini Project, a massive project by Dr. Ronald Olsen (Matthew Glave), who studies the physical and emotional connection of twins. Though it takes them much thought, the brothers agree and land themselves in a camp among hundreds of other twins. Dr. Olsen explains to them that the purpose of the project is to create an emotional bond between people that he hopes will put an end to evil in the world.

By doing this, according to Dr. Olsen, he must form a bond between twins. Over the course of the project, which uses the same fruit as Dr. Spaulding's experiments, Zack and Cody form a bond: first a physical bond, in which they can sense what the other is feeling, then empathy, or an emotional bond. After they develop these bonds, they overhear a conversation that reveals that Dr. Olsen has evil intentions. Meanwhile, Bailey discovers Cody's letter and reads it. She realizes Cody only wanted to obtain a scholarship to Yale and goes with London and Woody (Matthew Timmons) to find him.

At the institute, London learns from a dolphin that Zack and Cody are at the Gemini Project and alerts Dr. Spaulding who claims that the Martin twins may be in danger. Bailey calls the manager of the SS Tipton, Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis), to the site of the Gemini Project while they all go to save Zack and Cody.

During this time, the brothers attempt to flee the island and the army of twins, who are now mind-controlled to go after the two. The army succeeds, as Zack and Cody are captured and taken back to the laboratory, where Bailey, London, Woody, and Dr. Spaulding find them. Dr. Olsen reveals that he is Dr. Spaulding's evil twin and explains that he spied on Zack and Cody earlier in the movie.

After telling each other off, Zack and Cody begin to merge, but the merge is unsuccessful because the twins get into an argument that escalates into a physical altercation, ultimately destroying the Gemini Project. Ronald claims he will merge everyone and attempts to reboot the machine, but he is stopped by Cody who quickly forms a plan, and he and Zack give the special fruit to the Spaulding twins, who finally understand each other by telepathically discovering that they wanted to be like each other all along. Mr. Moseby comes in with the police who arrest Ronald. Zack and Cody now understand that they make a "pretty good team."

Afterward, Cody and Bailey have reconciled and visited landmarks together and Zack is driving his car, which Cody finally agreed to let him have. On the dock, Zack parks the car in a shipping area and sees his friends and brother on the SS Tipton. Unfortunately, the car is crushed by a shipping crate containing London's summer clothes. While Zack stares in shock, the movie ends with Mr. Moseby saying, "Well, spring break is over. Now if I could just make it to summer vacation."


Worldwide premieres

Country / region Channel Premiere Title in country References
 Brazil Telecine January 2, 2012 Zack & Cody - O Filme [5]
Disney Channel Brazil May 12, 2013 [6]
 Germany Disney Channel Germany July 9, 2011 Zack & Cody: Der Film [7]
Super RTL March 30, 2012 [8]

 United Kingdom

Disney Channel (UK and Ireland) February 17, 2012 The Suite Life Movie [9][10][11]

 Panama  Venezuela  Colombia  Peru  Chile  Argentina

HBO Family November 27, 2011 Zack & Cody: La Película N/A
Disney Channel Latin America May 12, 2013 [12]
 Sweden Disney Channel Scandinavia September 23, 2011 Det Ljuva Havslivet: Filmen [13]
 United States Disney Channel March 25, 2011 The Suite Life Movie N/A

Home media

The movie was made available on iTunes starting April 5, 2011 and on Netflix to stream on April 24, 2011.[14]


Sarah Peel of BSC Kids was positive about the film, saying the film was "typical" but said she was surprised at "just how funny it was". She later went on to say that it was a good film for younger children to watch. She gave the film a 7 out of 10.[15]

The movie premiered with 5.228 million viewers.[16]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Zack & Cody Continue The 'Suite' Adventure With The Premiere Of "The Suite Life Movie," Friday, March 25 On Disney Channel" (DOC). The Walt Disney Company. February 3, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Macdonald, Malcolm (September 20, 2010). "Production to Begin on The Suite Life Movie For Disney Channel" (DOC). The Walt Disney Company. Retrieved October 30, 2010.

"Production to Begin on The Suite Life Movie For Disney Channel". Disney Channel Medianet. Disney Channel. Retrieved October 30, 2010. Seidman, Robert (September 20, 2010). "Production to Begin on The Suite Life Movie For Disney Channel". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 30, 2010.

  1. ^ Suite Life Movie Sneak Peek. Advertisement. Disney Channel. December 31, 2010. Television.
  2. ^ "Zack & Cody: O Filme estreia em janeiro na Rede Telecine(Translate: The Suite Life Movie premiere January on Telecine)". Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Em 2013, no Disney Channel Brasil!(Translate: 2013, on Disney Channel Brazil)". Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Premieren von DCOM". Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Super RTL zeigt die abenteuerliche Komödie „Disney Zack & Cody – Der Film“ als Free-TV-Premiere". Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  6. ^ Disney Channel UK. "Disney Channel TV Guide – What's On". Disney Channel UK. Retrieved February 14, 2012. "17 February 2012; 18:00 – The Suite Life Movie"
  7. ^ "The Suite Life Movie TV Guide". Zingzing. Retrieved February 14, 2012. "The Suite Life Movie: Disney Channel, 17th February, 18:00"
  8. ^ The Suite Life Movie promo (Television advertisement). United Kingdom: Disney Channel UK. 2012. Event occurs at 0:01. "Coming in February"
  9. ^ "Gran Estreno de "Zack y Cody, la película" en Disney Channel". Retrieved May 2, 2013.
  10. ^
  11. ^ "The Suite Life Movie Premieres March 25th!". Official Sprouse Bros Website. February 4, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  12. ^ Peel, Sarah (March 27, 2011). "The Suite Life Movie – review". Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  13. ^ Gorman, Bill (March 28, 2011). "Friday Cable Ratings: 'Friday Night Smackdown,' NCAA Hoops, 'Suite Life Movie' and More". Retrieved September 27, 2011.

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