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
This town is set in Shermer, Illinois, a fictional town in the North Shore of Chicago. There is no Shermer Illinois; but there is a Shermer Road in Northbrook, Illinois; which is where John Hughes grew up. Hughes took the name of this prominent road and used it for his town name. See more »
When Mr. Vernon is chasing John Bender around the school, in one of the shots where Bender turns the corner, there is a large stand-up bulletin board and a small table to the very bottom right of the screen. When Mr. Vernon turns this same corner, the small table is gone. See more »
[opening narration immediately after the title sequence]
Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us...
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The end credits are played over a darker freezing frame of John Bender (Judd Nelson ) at the field with his fist pump See more »
Syndicated TV prints cut up to 20 minutes out of the movie, bringing the running time to 72 minutes without commercials. See more »
I have LOVED this movie since the day I saw it! I own it and will never sell or give it away! It's story will ALWAYS be relevant & amazing. I can watch it every few years or so & still love it as much as the first time!
Too bad we don't see Claire's panties and she has short hair. What a missed opportunity.
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