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
They were five total strangers, with nothing in common, meeting for the first time. A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse. Before the day was over, they broke the rules. Bared their souls. And touched each other in a way they never dreamed possible.
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Did You Know?
The large sculpture in the library, which Allison adorns with lunch meat and Bender rides like a mechanical bronco, bears an astounding resemblance to a bronze work by famed British artist Henry Moore
titled "Standing Figure, Knife Edge" (or, in a larger version, "Large Standing Figure, Knife Edge"). These are editioned works (and there's one in Arkansas) so John Hughes
either borrowed it for the movie, or used it as the model for a set piece. 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
[after Brian explains his F in shop
Did you know without trigonometry, there'd be no engineering?
Without lamps, there'd be no light.
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
Featured in I Love the '80s
Colonel Bogey March
Written by Kenneth Alford
, pseudonym of F. J. Ricketts
Whistled by the Breakfast Club See more