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 theme song, "Don't You (Forget About Me)", was written for the film by Keith Forsey
. It was a number one hit for Simple Minds
, and both Billy Idol
and Bryan Ferry
turned down offers to record it first (although in 2001, Billy Idol
recorded Don't You (Forget About Me) as a bonus track for his Greatest Hits album). The song was also turned down by Chrissie Hynde
of The Pretenders
who then suggested they offer it to the band fronted by her husband at the time, Simple Minds. See more
When Mr. Vernon comes in and asks why is the door closed, you can see the chair he later uses to keep the door open, near the corner of the wall. When he goes back to get it, the chair has moved a foot to the right. See more
What did you wanna be when you were young?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be John Lennon.
Carl, don't be a goof. I'm making a serious point here.
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
Spoofed in The Big Sleaze
Written by Keith Forsey
Performed by Keith Forsey See more