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.
Bender clearly hates his father as much as Andrew does his and becomes very upset when Andrew assumes that Bender’s reenactment of his home life—which involves his father abusing him—is all an act. This is Bender’s way of saying that Andrew and he aren’t so different after all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pot smoked in the film is actually oregano. Each actor took home a piece of the library’s banister as a souvenir from filming.
Would you classify Bender as a heartless criminal ? Why/Why not ? No , I would classify Bender as a kid who acts out because he is abused at home, and deep down is very hurt. He takes on the persona of a criminal to hide his suffering.
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 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 “.
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.
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 .
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.