Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

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Director: John Hughes

Cast: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

     
 

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John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez);See more details below

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John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status, and it has become a classic of the genre thanks to its band of talented stars and attempt to examine the stereotypes found in American high schools.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
The best of director John Hughes' many teen-angst films of the 1980s, this perceptive, absorbing comedy-drama basically puts five different teenage archetypes in a classroom for Saturday detention and lets them interact. Judd Nelson is most memorable as a bully who reveals his abusive home life, but the entire ensemble cast is terrific. Adults may be somewhat distraught by the amount of venom directed their way, and the idea that one day in detention could unite such disparate types stretches credibility, but the result is a sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, surprisingly moving film.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2009
UPC:
0025192028250
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:37:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emilio Estevez Andrew Clark
Judd Nelson John Bender
Molly Ringwald Claire Standish
Anthony Michael Hall Brian Johnson
Ally Sheedy Allison Reynolds
Paul Gleason Richard Vernon
John Kapelos Carl
Jackie Burch Actor
Tim Gamble Claire's Father
Maureen McGovern Actor
Perry Crawford Allison's Father
Mary Christian Brian's Sister
Ron Dean Andy's Father
Fran Gargano Allison's Mother
Mercedes Hall Brian's Mother

Technical Credits
John Hughes Director,Producer,Screenwriter
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Dede Allen Editor
Jackie Burch Casting
Gary Chang Score Composer
John W. Corso Production Designer
Keith Forsey Score Composer
Gil Friesen Executive Producer
Dorain Grusman Choreography
Michelle Manning Co-producer
Andrew Meyer Executive Producer
James M. Miller Editor
Jennifer Polito Set Decoration/Design
Dale Pollock Producer
Thomas del Ruth Cinematographer
Bill Schirmer Special Effects
Ned Tanen Producer
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
Ron Walters Makeup
Chris Zamiara Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Breakfast Club
1. Main Titles [2:05]
2. A Saturday in Detention [3:43]
3. Who Do You Think You Are? [9:36]
4. Monkey Business [5:40]
5. Passing the Time [1:51]
6. Parents [7:17]
7. The Custodial Artists [1:23]
8. Personal Business [5:25]
9. Lunchtime [6:15]
10. Being Bad Feels Pretty Good [6:40]
11. A Man of Respect [1:44]
12. A Ruckus [3:58]
13. Blazing Up [2:17]
14. Highly Sensitive Areas [8:32]
15. Group Therapy [:56]
16. We Are Not Alone [18:41]
17. Sincerely Yours, The Breakfast Club [5:59]
18. End Titles [2:43]

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