Ingredients: Cap’n Crunch, Pixy Stix, White Bread and Courage.
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Claire Standish is in detention for skipping school to go shopping. Her rich dad didn’t care, but her poor, drunk mom got mad at her. Andrew Clark is in detention for taping Larry’s butt together, which his father made him do . Claire ( Molly Ringwald , “the princess”) cut classes to hang out with her friends.
Claire , along with the rest of the group covered for Bender when he stole the screw, asking Vernon why anybody would want to steal a screw and also when Vernon stormed in asking what the ruckus was, while John Bender hid under Claire’s desk and wedged his head between Claire’s legs.
Brian is dropped off, will spend almost 9 hours in detention at Shermer High School with four other ‘stereotypes’. The reason is he in detention is because he used the flare gun that was fired in his locker and tried to kill himself because he received his first “F” on a school shop class project.
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
Rebecca Lansbury is the only daughter of Ally Sheedy from her husband David Lansbury whom she married in 1992.
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.
Even aside from the fact that Bender very explicitly harasses and antagonizes Claire for the entire movie, making the scene where they finally make out seem mildly toxic at best, neither of their character arcs seem to build toward a relationship in any way. I don’t Claire ever interacted with Bender again.
Allison was in detention because she had nothing better to do with her time. Regardless, she wound up being lumped into the other kids; once during Carl The Janitor’s “sh*theads like you” insult, and the other with Vernon referring to her as “Missy” in a derogatory manner twice.
Maine North High School
Lastly, Bender gave that triumphant fist pump because he had at last built the personal connection that he so surreptitiously wanted and desperately needed, a relationship that he was originally convinced could never happen.
The raised fist was because he got the girl. Hughes took five archetypes of teen movies – a jock, a nerd, a popular girl, an outcast, and a goth – and put them all in Saturday detention together.
“When I was fourteen, a married film director stuck his tongue in my mouth on set,” she wrote. Later, just prior to her move from Hollywood to Paris, Ringwald was forced by a director to allow a lead actor to put a dog collar around her neck during an audition.