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?
The film's title comes from the nickname invented by students and staff for detention at New Trier High School, the school attended by the son of one of John Hughes
' friends. Thus, those who were sent to detention were designated members of "The Breakfast Club". "The Breakfast Club" at that school probably took its name in turn from the title of American radio's longest running network entertainment show, broadcast from Chicago, 1933 to 1968. See more
When Bender is ripping pages out of books the pages are blank but when he throws the book at Brian you can see some pages have pictures and writing on them as they fall to the ground. See more
[running through the halls singing
I wanna be an airborne ranger / I wanna lead a life of danger / Before the day I die / There's five things I wanna ride / Bicycle, tricycle, automobile / Virgin's mother and a ferris wheel...
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
Written by Gary Chang
Performed by Ed Alton
, Gary Chang
, 'Curt Taylor Neishloss'
[Played during the detention scene without dialogue in the school library] See more