While not complete strangers, the five teenagers are all from a different clique or social group: John Bender ( Judd Nelson ) “The Criminal”; Claire Standish ( Molly Ringwald ) “The Princess”; Brian Johnson ( Anthony Michael Hall ) “The Brain”; Andy Clark ( Emilio Estévez ) “The Athlete”; and Allison Reynolds ( Ally Sheedy ) ”
The ages of everyone in the principle cast at the time of filming are: Judd Nelson ( 25 years old ), Molly Ringwald (16 years old; her 17th birthday was only three days after the film’s release), Emilio Estevez (23 years old), Anthony Michael Hall (16 years old) and Ally Sheedy (23 years old).
Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
|Emilio Estevez||Andrew Clark|
|Judd Nelson||John Bender|
|Molly Ringwald||Claire Standish|
|Ally Sheedy||Allison Reynolds|
The group has been characterized by the partying of members such as Robert Downey Jr ., Estevez, Lowe, and Nelson. However, an appearance in one or both of the ensemble casts of John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club and Joel Schumacher’s St. Elmo’s Fire is often considered the prerequisite for being a core Brat Pack member.
The popular girl at school, Claire Standish, was played by Molly Ringwald. Claire ended up in detention because she skipped class so she could go shopping.
Regarded as one of the seminal films of the ’80s, John Hughes’ movie is a compendium of the anxieties, confusion and joys of teenage existence. It made Hughes a star, and he’d go on to write or direct other classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Later when the group is discussing what each one of them can do , Claire demonstrates that she can apply lipstick by placing the stick between her breasts.
Poignant, funny and thoroughly relatable, the screenplay presents a touching tale of teen angst which doesn’t seek to patronise or trivialise the teenager’s experiences and still resonates, even if you’ve long left your school days behind. There are great lines dotted throughout the movie: ‘We’re all pretty bizarre.
58 years (June 13, 1962)
Appearance. Carl is first seen in the opening sequence. Carl’s entrance prompts Bender to rudely and mockingly suggest to Brian that “his dad ” (referring to Carl; we see Brian’s actual dad at the end of the film) works at the school.
It’s a change from the way they were. Sheen , 45, and Estevez, 48, developed a camaraderie because of their careers. Both became stars quickly — Estevez in 1985 with” The Breakfast Club ” and “St Elmo’s Fire,” Sheen in 1986 with “Platoon” and the following year with “Wall Street.”
Claire accepts and supports Brian because she knows from experience what this sort of peer pressure feels like. Allison Reynolds is an interesting character. She is stereotyped as a “basket case”. For the first part of the film, she does not talk.