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The Breakfast Club (1985)

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Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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Complete credited cast:
... Andrew Clark
... Richard Vernon
... Brian Johnson
... Carl
... John Bender
... Claire Standish
... Allison Reynolds
Perry Crawford ... Allison's Father
Mary Christian ... Brian's Sister
... Andy's Father
Tim Gamble ... Claire's Father
Fran Gargano ... Allison's Mom
Mercedes Hall ... Brian's Mom
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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 Huggo

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They only met once, but it changed their lives forever. See more »

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15 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Breakfast Club  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,107,599, 18 February 1985

Gross USA:

$45,875,171

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,525,171
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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During the discussion the Club has while sitting on the floor, Claire's hairstyle changes back and forth from one shot to the next. See more »

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John Bender: Don't you ever talk about my friends. You don't know any of my friends. You don't look at any of my friends. And you certainly wouldn't condescend to speak to any of my friends. So you just stick to the things you know: shopping, nail polish, your father's BMW, and your poor, rich drunk mother in the Caribbean.
Claire Standish: SHUT UP!
John Bender: And as far as being concerned about what's gonna happen when you and I walk down the hallways of school together, you can forget it cuz it's never gonna happen. Just bury your ...
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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 A Night at the Roxbury (1998) See more »

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Don't You (Forget About Me)
Performed by Simple Minds
Produced by Keith Forsey
Words and Music by Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff
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One of the best movies ever
6 May 2003 | by 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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