The Breakfast Club

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bender escapes from the closet, he is shown crawling above a drop-ceiling, eventually falling through. Bender shouldn't have been able to crawl as far as he did because a drop-ceiling would never support his weight.

Correction: Not true. If he was careful to maintain his weight on the support struts, and carefully distributed across his feet and hands, many drop ceilings would support his weight readily. It was putting all his weight onto one of the tiles that was the kiss of death.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where John, Brian and Claire are talking about virgins, the last shot of Brian you can hear dogs barking in the background.

Correction: Fair enough but it isn't really a mistake-there could well have been dogs barking outside the school.

Corrected entry: There is a scene where the janitor catches the principal looking through the confidential files. The label on the front of the file drawer is first aligned correctly, then it is angled and sticking out of its holder, and then it is properly aligned again.

Correction: There are two different drawers open: the one by the janitor and the one by the principal. Only one has a crooked label, the other is fine.

Correction: He could easily have gone up to the top floor of the library and piled up a couple of tables. The ceiling isn't that much higher than the top floor, and he is seen to be quite a good climber.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the gang is running through the halls trying to get back to the library, there is a close up of their feet and you see that Bender has two black shoes, but later when he is in the gym his left shoe is now white. (00:45:52)

Correction: He changes it. When Vernon finds him in there and drags him out you can see his other shoe (the black one) off to the side.

Corrected entry: The school is supposed to be in Shermer, Illinois 60062, but a Georgia flag (1956-2001) with the confederate symbol is shown in the library. (00:57:14 - 00:57:40)


Correction: The library is shown to have several State flags hanging throughout, not just Georgia's flag.


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Continuity mistake: When Vernon is in the basement files and Carl walks in, the card in the drawer is tilted and it stays this way for a few shots. In the next shot, the card is straight, but in the shot after that, it is tilted again.

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Andrew: We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.

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Trivia: John Hughes, the director, originally wanted John Cusak to play Judd Nelson's bad boy role. He finally gave in when he realized that John didn't look "tough enough".

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Chosen answer: According to the IMDB, the answer is yes. Both movies used the same two high school locations: Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, Illinois; and Maine North High School, Des Plaines, Illinois. The director, John Hughes, directed both movies and decided to use the same school. He also uses the name Shermer for the name of the high school in Breakfast Club and for the name of the suburb in which the Bueller's live.

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