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Principal Richard Vernon (Character)
from The Breakfast Club (1985)

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The Breakfast Club -- They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m. they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. John Hughes, creator of the critically acclaimed Sixteen Candles, wrote, directed and produced this hilarious and often touching comedy starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Kook, but to each other, they would always be The Breakfast Club.
The Breakfast Club -- Trailer for The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition
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The Breakfast Club -- Clip: Dance Sequence
The Breakfast Club -- Clip: Can I Eat

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  1. Not Another Teen Movie (2001) Played by Paul Gleason (as Richard Vernon)
    ... aka "Sex Academy" - Europe (English title) (new title)

  2. The Breakfast Club (1985) Played by Paul Gleason (as Richard Vernon)
    ... aka "Breakfast Club" - Japan (English title)

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From The Breakfast Club (1985)
Richard Vernon: Well, well. Here we are. I want to congratulate you all for being on time.
Claire Standish: Excuse me, sir. I think there's been a mistake. I know we're in detention but I don't think I belong here.
[Vernon ignores her, carrying on with his speech]
Richard Vernon: It is now 7:06. You have exactly 8 hours and 54 minutes to think about WHY you are here - to ponder the error of your ways. You will not talk... you will now move... from these seats.
Richard Vernon: [addressing Bender, who has his feet on a chair] And YOU... will not sleep.
[pulls the chair out from under Bender's feet]
Richard Vernon: All right people, we're going to try something a little different today. We are going to write... an essay... of not less than a thousand words... describing to me who you think you are. And when I say 'ESSAY', I mean 'ESSAY', NOT one word repeated a thousand times. Is that clear, Mr. Bender?
John Bender: Crystal.
Richard Vernon: Good. You might learn a thing or two about yourself. You might even decide whether or not you'd care to return.
Brian Johnson: Excuse me sir, I can answer that right now. That'd be no.
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