Glenbrook 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.
“When you grow up, your heart dies.” Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) in The Breakfast Club . The Breakfast Club captured the teen angst of a generation, delving into themes such as stereotyping, the stigma of mental illness and bullying.
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.
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.
Glenbrook North High School
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.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
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.
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.
Jeanie and Ferris are twins .
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.
She has spent the entire movie expressing her hatred for Ferris and finally has a chance to show her parents that he skipped school, yet she lets him off the hook and saves him from both her parents and Mr. Rooney.