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. To the outside world they were simply a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, a Princess, and a Criminal, but to each other, they would always be the Breakfast Club. Written by
Five strangers with nothing in common, except each other.
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Did You Know?
As most people know, except Jay and Silent Bob (see Dogma
(1999)), Shermer, Illinois is a fictitious suburb of Chicago in several John Hughes
films such as this film, as well as Weird Science
(1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off
(1986), Sixteen Candles
(1984), Pretty in Pink
(1986) and National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Vacation
(1983). But, the zip code that Brian states in the opening of the film, 60062, is to an actual town. It belongs to Northbrook, IL, a town about 30 miles north of Chicago. Northbrook was originally incorporated as "Shermerville" (it changed its name in 1923), and one of the main roads through the town is still named Shermer Road. See more
When the principal and Carl are talking in the filing room, the label card on the file drawer is slanted up and sideways. In the next shot it is perfectly down, then switches back to up and slanted. See more
We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.
Opens with the following which then explodes from the screen. "And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds; are immune to your consultations, they are quite aware of what they are going through." -David Bowie See more
Written by Gary Chang
Performed by Ed Alton
, Gary Chang
, 'Curt Taylor Neishloss'
[Played during the detention scene without dialogue in the school library] See more