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Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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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 Anonymous

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Five strangers with nothing in common, except each other. See more »

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15 February 1985 (USA)  »

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$38,100,000 (USA)
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One subplot that was filmed but deleted showed Principal Vernon watching some women faculty members using the school swimming pool. See more »

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When Brian is talking about the banquet at the end of his physics club, the camera cuts to Allison smiling at him while she's drawing and she's sitting up. When the camera cuts to Claire a second later, Allison is resting her head on the desk. See more »

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Richard Vernon: What did you wanna be when you were young?
Carl: When I was a kid, I wanted to be John Lennon.
Richard Vernon: Carl, don't be a goof. I'm making a serious point here.
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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 »

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Referenced in Cold Case: The Sleepover (2004) See more »

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One of the best movies ever
6 May 2003 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

After reading some of the negative comments made about this movie, i decided to make some of my own. Yes, to younger viewers,this movie will appear to be outdated. The only thing "outdated" is the clothing styles and the music. It doesnt matter what year you went to high school or what school you even went to, there will always be a "criminal", a "jock", a "princess", a "nerd", and a "basket case". This movie is the best teenage movie, no matter when you are a teenager!


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