The Breakfast Club ~ Movie ~ Flashback Edition ~ Molly Ringwald ~ Film DVD

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The Breakfast Club
~ Movie
(Anamorphic Widescreen)

Directed by     John Hughes

Produced by Ned Tanen & John Hughes

Written by John Hughes

    Emilio Estevez
    Paul Gleason
    Anthony Michael Hall
    Judd Nelson
    Molly Ringwald
    Ally Sheedy

Music by Keith Forsey & Gary Chang

Cinematography Thomas Del Ruth

Edited by Dede Allen

Production company
    A&M Films
    Channel Productions

Distributed by Universal Pictures

Release date: February 15, 1985

Running time: 97 minutes

On a Saturday (March 24, 1984) five high school students report for all-day detention. Each comes from a different clique: pampered Claire Standish, state champion wrestler Andrew Clark, geek Brian Johnson, outcast Allison Reynolds, and delinquent John Bender. They gather in the school library, where assistant principal Richard Vernon instructs them not to talk, leave the seats, or sleep until they are released at 4:00 p.m. He assigns them a thousand-word essay, in which each must describe "who you think you are". He leaves, returning only occasionally to check on them.

John, who has an antagonistic relationship with Vernon, ignores the rules and riles up the other students, teasing Brian and Andrew and harassing Claire. Vernon gives John several weekends' worth of additional detention and eventually locks him in a storage closet, but he escapes and returns to the library.

The students pass the hours by talking, arguing, and, at one point, smoking marijuana. Gradually, they open up and reveal their secrets: Allison is a compulsive liar; Andrew cannot think for himself; John comes from an abusive household; Brian was contemplating suicide over a bad grade; and Claire is a virgin who experiences peer pressure. They discover they all have strained relationships with their parents: Allison's parents ignore her; Andrew's father pushes him to the limit, especially in wrestling; John's parents physically and verbally abuse him; Brian's overbearing parents pressure him to earn high grades; and Claire's parents use her to get back at each other during arguments. The students realize that, despite their differences, they face similar problems.

Claire gives Allison a makeover, which sparks romantic interest in Andrew. Claire decides to break her "pristine" virginal appearance by kissing John and giving him a hickey. Although they suspect their new relationships will end with their detention, their mutual experiences will change the way they look at their peers.

As the detention nears its end, the group requests that Brian complete the essay for everyone, and John returns to the storage closet to fool Vernon into thinking he has not left. Brian leaves the essay in the library for Vernon to read after they leave. As the students part ways, Allison and Andrew kiss, as do Claire and John. Allison rips Andrew's state champion patch from his jacket to keep, and Claire gives John one of her diamond earrings, which he puts on. Vernon reads the essay, in which Brian states that Vernon has already judged who they are using stereotypes; in fact, the students found that "each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal."

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