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?
While Maine North High School was no longer a fully-functioning high school at the time of filming, the school was in use as the Alternative Resource Center (ARC) for high schools Maine West (also in Des Plaines), Maine South and Maine East (both of Park Ridge, IL). Students that were a chronic disciplinary problem, considered to be unruly or disruptive to the learning process of others, would find themselves at Maine North every day, as an alternative to expulsion or other disciplinary measures. Maine Township still conducts the ARC, now in Morton Grove, IL, with a goal of providing a structured environment with positive reinforcement for appropriate behavior. See more
When the principal and Carl are talking in the filing room, the label card on the file drawer is slanted up and sideways. In the next shot it is perfectly down, then switches back to up and slanted. See more
You ask me one more question and I'm beating the shit out of you.
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
Didn't I Tell You
Produced by Keith Forsey
Words and Music by Keith Forsey
and Steve Schiff See more