Beyond being in the same class at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, John Bender, Brian Johnson and Allison Reynolds have little in common, and with the exception of Claire and Andrew, do not associate with each other in school. In the simplest and in their own terms, Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case. But one other thing they do have in common is a nine hour detention in the school library together on Saturday, March 24, 1984, under the direction of Mr. Vernon, supervising from his office across the hall. Each is required to write a minimum one thousand word essay during that time about who they think they are. At the beginning of those nine hours, each, if they were indeed planning on writing that essay, would probably write something close to what the world sees of them, and what they have been brainwashed into believing of themselves. But based on their adventures during that ... Written by
They only met once, but it changed their lives forever.
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Did You Know?
Originally, Claire was supposed to dance, but Molly Ringwald felt uncomfortable so John Hughes had the entire cast dance. See more
Claire's father puts his hand on Claire's shoulder when they're in the car. In the next shot his hand has jumped to her other shoulder. See more
I hate it. I hate having to go along with everything my friends say.
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
Didn't I Tell You
Produced by Keith Forsey
Words and Music by Keith Forsey
and Steve Schiff See more