The Breakfast Club

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".


Trivia: In the begining of the film they are showing shots of stuff around the school (with talking over top). One of the things it shows is a plaque with graduation photos. The student on this plaque with the phrase "Man of the Year" is the janitor, only a bit younger.


Trivia: Director John Hughes wrote the script in two days, on July 4-5, 1982.


Trivia: The woman who plays Brian's mom in the movie is Anthony Michael Hall's mom in real life.


Trivia: In it's short theatrical run The Breakfast Club took in $46 million, thrusting it into the top 20 highest-grossing films of 1985.


Trivia: When the kids are all getting high, Michael Hall says, 'Chicks cannot hold the smoke, that's the way it is'. He says the same thing in Weird Science.

Kimberly Fox

Trivia: Because of success people thought there would be a sequel, right? Wrong, director John Hughes refused to do another film for two reasons. One was because he and Judd Nelson had a terrible relationship, meaning they hated each other. Also because Molly Ringwald was trying to get out the role of the regular teen girl. Eventually she lost all ties with John Hughes when she started to pursue more adult roles.


Trivia: The original running time of "The Breakfast Club" was about two and a half hours. Thinking the film would not be a hit, Universal Pictures cut the running time down to 97 minutes. The studio then destroyed the negatives of the deleted scenes. Director John Hughes said in a "Premiere" magazine article that he has the only complete copy.


Trivia: Brian's dad is played by director John Hughes.


Trivia: During the filming, Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald were dating.


Trivia: When Andrew (Emilio Estevez) is telling his confession during the group therapy, that scene took three days to film.


Trivia: At the beginning, there is a nameplate on an office desk that says R. Hashimoto. Richard Hashimoto is the production supervisor.

William Bergquist

Trivia: The character of John Bender, the resident 'criminal' of the gang, inspired Matt Groening to name his law breaking robot 'Bender' in Futurama. John Bender also tells the high school principal 'Eat my shorts' at one point, which became Bart Simpson's catchphrase.


Continuity mistake: After Molly Ringwald does her trick, she puts the lipstick away twice. It has a shot of her putting it away from the front and then another one from the back.

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Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
Andrew Clark:...and an athlete...
Allison Reynolds:...and a basket case...
Claire Standish:...a princess...
John Bender:...and a criminal...
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

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Question: Why is it that in the scene where Bender is in the gym, he has a sneaker and boot on, but when he gets back to the library, he has replaced it with his boot? Was there a deleted scene where he loses his shoe or something? It just does not make sense that he would somehow find 1 sneaker, decide to wear it, then kick it off on his way back.

Answer: Bender found the shoe in the gym, and decided to wear it. When the principal kicked the basketball, Bender jumped out of the shoe. He left with his boot, and was wearing it when he arrived at the library.

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