Brian Johnson : [ closing narration] Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are.
“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.
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.
John Bender : That’s very clever, sir. But what if there’s a fire ? I think violating fire codes and endangering the lives of children would be unwise at this juncture in your career, sir.
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
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.
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.
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 .
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 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.
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.
Bender: Hey, how come Andrew gets to get up ? If he gets up , we’ll all get up , it’ll be anarchy!
Allison Reynolds : [her first word of dialogue so far] Ha! Claire Standish : [long pause] Shut up!