There are differing accounts of where the final scene of the film was filmed. Online speculation claims the possible locations include Maine South High School, Maine West High School, and Glenbrook North High School.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
And while the high school’s name is never explicitly stated, this poster suggests Ferris Bueller goes to the same school as The Breakfast Club kids. Almost all of John Hughes’ films take place in the fictional town of Shermer, Illinois.
Glenbrook North High School
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.
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.
58 years (June 13, 1962)
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.
It was shot on two Saturdays in the heart of downtown Chicago. The first day was during a real parade , and John got some very long shots. Then radio stations carried announcements inviting people to take part in ‘a John Hughes movie ‘. The word got around fast and 10,000 people showed up!
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.