Filming took place at Maine North High School in Des Plaines, Illinois, which had closed in 1981.
Brian expresses it succinctly at the conclusion of his essay:”[…] we found out that each of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.” They’ve all shared their experiences and successfully identified with each other.
We Are Not Alone
After costar Luke Perry (who played ex-husband Fred Andrews) died and the character was killed off at the start of season four, Mary Andrews decided to stay in Riverdale for a bit longer to be Archie’s guardian.
Claire Standish is in detention for skipping school to go shopping. And finally, John Bender is in detention for pulling a fire alarm and fighting with the school’s teachers and students.
Andrew was in detention with the other four on Saturday. The crime he committed to get in detention was from the pressure of his Dad. He was getting changed after wrestling one day, taping up his knee and saw Larry Lester, a weak kid. He taped Larry Lester’s butt together with the tape he was using for his knee.
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
She spent the day stealing glances at him until finally, at the end of the day, they met back in the janitor’s closet where they had made out and they made out again. Bender told her to sneak out of her house that Wednesday night and to meet up with him, and so she did . So, she slept with Bender .
The movie introduces us to the characters as the stereotypes that each student considers the other: the Nerd (Hall), the Beauty (Ringwald), the Jock (Estevez), the Rebel (Nelson), and the recluse (Sheedy). Also, we are introduced to another stereotype; the mean overbearing teacher.
It would be the biggest song of Simple Minds’ career and give them their first US number one. If Billy Idol did reject the song in 1984, he had a change of heart 17 years later when he recorded a cover that recreated the bombast of Simple Minds’ version almost note for note.
The Breakfast Club
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.
58 years (June 13, 1962)
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.