The Breakfast Club

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1985
  • Running time: 97 min
What happens when five strangers end up together in Saturday detention? Badass posturing, gleeful misbehavior, and a potent dose of angst. With this exuberant, disarmingly candid film, writer-director John Hughes established himself as the bard of... read more
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What happens when five strangers end up together in Saturday detention? Badass posturing, gleeful misbehavior, and a potent dose of angst. With this exuberant, disarmingly candid film, writer-director John Hughes established himself as the bard of American youth, vividly and empathetically capturing how teenagers hang out, act up, and goof off. The Breakfast Club brings together an assortment of adolescent archetypes—the uptight popular girl (Molly Ringwald), the stoic jock (Emilio Estevez), the foulmouthed rebel (Judd Nelson), the virginal bookworm (Anthony Michael Hall), and the kooky recluse (Ally Sheedy)—and watches them shed their personae and emerge into unlikely friendships. With its highly quotable dialogue and star-making performances, this exploration of the trials of adolescence became an era-defining pop-culture phenomenon, one whose influence now spans generations.

Original Release

02/14/1985

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Cast

Emilio Estevez Andrew Clark
Anthony Michael Hall Brian Johnson
Judd Nelson John Bender
Molly Ringwald Claire Standish
Paul Gleason Richard Vernon
Ally Sheedy Allison Reynolds
John Kapelos Carl
Perry Crawford Allison's Father
Mary Christian Brian's Sister
Ron Dean Andy's Father
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Hughes

Writers

John Hughes

Cast

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

Producers

Gil Friesen Executive Producer
Andrew Meyer Executive Producer
John Hughes Executive Producer
Ned Tanen Executive Producer
John Hughes Producer
Ned Tanen Producer
Michelle Manning Producer
Gil Friesen Producer
Andrew Meyer Producer

Editors

Dede Allen

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