Brian Johnson is in detention for attempting suicide due to being ignored by everyone in his life. Allison Reynolds is in detention because she volunteered to go due to being bored with her life. And finally, John Bender is in detention for pulling a fire alarm and fighting with the school’s teachers and students.
After listening to what Andrew did in order to merit his detention, Bender proclaims that he thinks his father and Andrew’s father should get together and go bowling.
|Reason for detention:||Pulling a false fire alarm and talking back|
|Responsible for causing his detention:||Mr. Bender and Mrs. Bender|
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.
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
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.
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.
“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.
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 “.
Appearance. Carl is first seen in the opening sequence. Carl’s entrance prompts Bender to rudely and mockingly suggest to Brian that “his dad ” (referring to Carl; we see Brian’s actual dad at the end of the film) works at the school.
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.
Bender’s switchblade (not the one pictured) actually belonged to Judd Nelson. A former preppy who attended the exclusive and genteel St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, the actor said he carried it “for protection purposes.”
The raised fist was because he got the girl. Hughes took five archetypes of teen movies – a jock, a nerd, a popular girl, an outcast, and a goth – and put them all in Saturday detention together.
Bender: Are those real diamonds , Claire ? Claire : Shut up! Bender: I bet they are.