Most of the film takes place in the library of ‘Shermer High School’, which was a set created in the gymnasium of what was then Maine North High School, 9511 Harrison Street in Des Plaines, about 20 miles northwest of Chicago itself. It closed in 1981 and was empty at the time of filming.
In fact – Ferris goes to the same school as the characters in the Breakfast Club – the (fictional) Shermer High School , which also features in 16 Candles and Pretty In Pink.
Glenbrook High School
The ages of everyone in the principle cast at the time of filming are: Judd Nelson ( 25 years old ), Molly Ringwald (16 years old; her 17th birthday was only three days after the film’s release), Emilio Estevez (23 years old), Anthony Michael Hall (16 years old) and Ally Sheedy (23 years old).
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.
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.
Jeanie and Ferris are twins .
Glenbrook North High School
While The Breakfast Club has become iconic for its honest and sympathetic depiction of teenagers and their struggles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off offered the audience a protagonist who was self-assured, knew how to work the system, and might be the coolest teenager ever.
However, as Jay and Silent Bob found out in Kevin Smith’s Dogma, Shermer isn’t a real place at all — it was a fictional suburb created entirely by the filmmaker.
How much does The Breakfast Club in the United States pay? Average The Breakfast Club hourly pay ranges from approximately $9.45 per hour for Host/Hostess to $14.65 per hour for Cook.
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.
The ‘official’ Brat Pack consists of the following nine actors, the combined casts of St Elmo’s Fire and The Breakfast Club . They are: Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe , Mare Winnigham, Andrew McCarthy and Judd Nelson.
He lives part of the year in LA and the rest in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he shot The Public. Cincinnati is not exactly known for celebrities and that’s why he likes it. But in classic Estevez style, he was drawn there because it’s where his mother is from.