The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming of age dramatic comedy film directed by John Hughes and produced by Ned Tanen and John Hughes.  The screenplay was written by John Hughes.

The Breakfast Club | The Breakfast Club Movie Poster | 1985 | Emilio Estevez | Paul Gleason | Anthony Michael Hall | John Capelos | Judd Nelson | Molly Ringwald | Ally Sheedy | Mary Christian | Mercedes Hall | Ron Dean | Tim Gamble | John Hughes | |
The Breakfast Club Movie Poster

Rated:  R (movie contains strong language and drug use)
Run Time:  1h 37min
Release Date:  February 15, 1985 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Director:  John Hughes
Studio:  Universal Pictures
Budget:  $1 Million
Box Office:  $51.5 Million

The Breakfast Club stars Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Capelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Mary Christian, Mercedes Hall, Ron Dean, Tim Gamble and John Hughes.

The Breakfast Club is the story of five students at Shermer High School who have to report at 7:00 a.m.  on Saturday, March 24, 1984 for an all-day detention. Each comes from a different clique: stuck-up Claire Standish (Molly Rignwald), geek Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall), wrestler Andrew Clark (Emelio Estevez), rebellious John Bender (Judd Nelson) and outcast Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy).

The five of them gather in the school library, where assistant principal Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason) instructs them not to talk, move from their seats or sleep until they are released at 4:00 p.m. He assigns them a thousand-word essay, in which each must describe ‘Who you think you are’.

Movie Quotes

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” – Andrew Clark 
“What if your home, your family… What if your dope was on fire?” – Richard Vernon
“Impossible, sir. It’s in Johnson’s underwear.” – John Bender

“You know, there’s not supposed to be any monkey business.” – Brian Johnson
“Young man, have you finished your paper?” – John Bender

“Why do you need a fake ID?” – Andrew Clark
“To vote.” – Brian Johnson

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Emilio Estevez as Andrew Clark

Paul Gleason as Richard Vernon

Anthony Michael Hall as Brian Johnson

John Capelos as Carl Reed

Judd Nelson as John Bender

Molly Rignwald as Claire Standish

Ally Sheedy as Allison Reynolds

Mary Christian as Brian’s Sister

Mercedes Hall as Brian’s Mom

Ron Dean as Andy’s Father

Tim Gamble as Claire’s Father

John Hughes as Brian’s Father