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The ages of everyone in the principle cast at the time of filming are: Judd Nelson ( 25 years old ), Molly Ringwald (16 years old; her 17th birthday was only three days after the film’s release), Emilio Estevez (23 years old), Anthony Michael Hall (16 years old) and Ally Sheedy (23 years old).
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. It made Hughes a star, and he’d go on to write or direct other classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
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.
The popular girl at school, Claire Standish, was played by Molly Ringwald. Claire ended up in detention because she skipped class so she could go shopping.
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.
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.
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)
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.
“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.
Claire accepts and supports Brian because she knows from experience what this sort of peer pressure feels like. Allison Reynolds is an interesting character. She is stereotyped as a “basket case”. For the first part of the film, she does not talk.
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.
15. The Breakfast Club’s location is a familiar one to John Hughes fans. Like a number of other Hughes films, including Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and National Lampoon’s Vacation, the film is set in the fictional Chicago suburb of Shermer, Illinois.
“Face it,” Bender says to Brian . “You’re a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.” The term was apparently ad-libbed by Judd Nelson. It’s unclear how old the word dweeb is . Some sources say it’s from the late 1960s, while the Oxford English Dictionary cites 1982 as the earliest mention.