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.
Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club . Themes and Influence: The film has a important message which is to never be ashamed of who you are, and don’t judge a book by its cover. The movie shows such detail to friendships that you may have never learned about until you meet with new people.
Larry Lester is an unseen student at Shermer High School who was sexually assaulted by Andrew Clark who pinned him down and taped his rear end together in the locker room which is the reason for Clark’s appearance at the detention.
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.
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 film’s title comes from the nickname invented by students and staff, for detention, at New Trier High School, the school attended by the son of one of John Hughes’ friends. Thus, those who were sent to detention were designated members of “The Breakfast Club “.
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.
15. The Breakfast Club’s location is a familiar one to John Hughes fans. Like a number of other Hughes films, including Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and National Lampoon’s Vacation, the film is set in the fictional Chicago suburb of Shermer, Illinois.
“Face it,” Bender says to Brian . “You’re a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.” The term was apparently ad-libbed by Judd Nelson. It’s unclear how old the word dweeb is . Some sources say it’s from the late 1960s, while the Oxford English Dictionary cites 1982 as the earliest mention.
During the entire movie you see Bender making fun of Claire , but also entice her, making her wonder about things she never wandered about (the infamous “over the panties… But then, when he’s in the closet Vernon put him in, at the very end of the movie, Claire comes in.