Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall, the only cast members actually in their teens, were dating when “The Breakfast Club ” was filmed. Both were 16. The other key actors —Judd Nelson (25) and Emilio Estevez and Ally Sheedy (both 22)—played recent college grads in “St.
By the time Vance came aboard, the scripted film was called “The Breakfast Club .” That wasn’t always the case.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
He lives part of the year in LA and the rest in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he shot The Public. Cincinnati is not exactly known for celebrities and that’s why he likes it. But in classic Estevez style, he was drawn there because it’s where his mother is from.
58 years (June 13, 1962)
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.
Bender: Are those real diamonds , Claire ? Claire : Shut up! Bender: I bet they are.
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.
“Dear Mr. Vernon: We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, but we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions.