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
Five strangers with nothing in common, except each other.
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Did You Know?
wrote the screenplay to this movie in just two days (4 and 5 July 1982). See more
In the end credits, one of the high schools used is listed as "Main North High School" when it was the already-defunct Maine North High School. See more
[Vernon catches Bender playing basketball in the gym
Don't you want to hear my excuse?
I'm thinkin' of tryin' out for a scholarship.
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
Sunshine Of Your Love
Written by Jack Bruce
, Eric Clapton
, Pete Brown
Performed by Cream See more