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‘The Breakfast Club’ detention was 30 years ago today

- March 24th, 2014

The movie itself didn’t come out until 1985 – but today marks the 30-year anniversary of detention day for five misfit students from Shermer High School in Shermer, Ill., a.k.a. The Breakfast Club. The film depicted five students from all social standings – from the jock to the brain to the recluse to the princess to the rebel – and made Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall and Emilio Estevez household names and firmly established the quintet as part of Hollywood’s Brat Pack. “We’re all pretty bizarre,” Estevez’ Andrew Clark said. “Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”

Paul Gleason played the scene-stealing principal Richard Vernon who ‘imprisoned’ the kids for the day:

“It is now 7:06. You have exactly 8 hours and 54 minutes to think about WHY you are here – to ponder the error of your ways” (just one of his classic lines).

The film was directed by John Hughes and despite talk of a follow-up, there was never a sequel.

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1 comment

  1. TATER | March 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    “Will milk be made available to us?”

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