Simple Minds’s international hit ” Don’t You (Forget About Me )” is played in the opening and closing credits.
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Claire gives one of her diamond earrings to Bender, and Allison takes Andrew’s athletic patch from his letter jacket as a token. They’re solidifying the bonds they’ve formed with each other, taking tokens and giving gifts because they want them to last.
The song was written and composed by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff while scoring The Breakfast Club . Both were Simple Minds fans and wrote the song with the band in mind.
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.
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.
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.
The Breakfast Club , which premiered in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 1985, may be the finest movie about American high school life ever made. 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.
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
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.
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.
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The song is effective here because of the plea that rests in the chorus, the title sung with an aching and longing confidence by lead singer Jim Kerr. It urges an eternal remembering that is distinctly high-school.