|Friends:||Allison Reynolds Claire Standish John Bender Brian Johnson Stubby|
|Reason for detention:||Taped Larry Lester’s butt-cheeks together with most of his hair and some skin removed|
|Responsible for causing his detention:||Mr. Clark|
|Portrayed by:||Emilio Estevez|
He pauses to hide his face in his sleeve before revealing that he received detention because a flare gun went off in his locker because he was going to attempt suicide with it after failing his shop project. Claire later manipulates Brian into writing the paper for all of them.
“The Breakfast Club ” was the nickname for Saturday detentions. 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.
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.
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 ‘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.
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
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.
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.
NEO-MAXI-ZOOM-DWEEBIE “Face it,” Bender says to Brian . “You’re a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.” The term was apparently ad-libbed by Judd Nelson.
“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.
Brian probably knew the janitor from staying after school so often since he took part in a bunch of clubs and whatnot.
Claire Standish is the most popular fat girl at Shermer High School; she wears diamond earrings, her dad drives a BMW, her attire is very sophisticated and was in detention for skipping class to go shopping. In her own words, everyone looks up to her and looks down on everyone else.
During the entire movie you see Bender making fun of Claire , but also entice her, making her wonder about things she never wandered about (the infamous “over the panties… But then, when he’s in the closet Vernon put him in, at the very end of the movie, Claire comes in.
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