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?
Karen Leigh Hopkins
was cast as Robin, a gym teacher who gives the teens advice. But after one day of filming, Hopkins was fired and her scenes were rewritten for Carl, the janitor. According to the book "John Hughes: A Life in Film", Ringwald and Sheedy objected to a scene in which Robin was seen nude in the locker room so Hughes deleted her character. See more
When Bender is looking through Claire's stuff, he brushes his teeth with a makeup brush while looking in a pocket mirror. He puts down the brush on the table and looks in the mirror. He then sets the mirror on the table before tossing the brush onto the table a second time. See more
Are you gonna be, like, a shopping bag lady? You know, like, sit in alleyways and, like, talk to buildings and wear men's shoes and that kinda thing?
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
Produced by Keith Forsey
Words and Music by Keith Forsey
and Steve Schiff
Courtesy of A&M Records See more