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 Breakfast Club , which premiered in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 1985, may be the finest movie about American high school life ever made. 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.
“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.
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.
She spent the day stealing glances at him until finally, at the end of the day, they met back in the janitor’s closet where they had made out and they made out again. Bender told her to sneak out of her house that Wednesday night and to meet up with him, and so she did . So, she slept with Bender .
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.
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.
Judd Nelson, Bender’s actor, was born on November 28th, 1959 , making him 25, during the film’s release.
Maine North High School
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.”
Bender: Are those real diamonds , Claire ? Claire : Shut up! Bender: I bet they are.
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.