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 .
But by the end, Claire actually gives him one of her earrings —which, if it really has a diamond in it, is a super-expensive gift. Bender puts it in his own ear, which symbolizes the lessons they’ve learned: They’re not really all that different from each other.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Lastly, Bender gave that triumphant fist pump because he had at last built the personal connection that he so surreptitiously wanted and desperately needed, a relationship that he was originally convinced could never happen.
Brian is dropped off, will spend almost 9 hours in detention at Shermer High School with four other ‘stereotypes’. The reason is he in detention is because he used the flare gun that was fired in his locker and tried to kill himself because he received his first “F” on a school shop class project.
Bender: Are those real diamonds , Claire ? Claire : Shut up! Bender: I bet they are.
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.
58 years (June 13, 1962)
Judd Nelson, Bender’s actor, was born on November 28th, 1959 , making him 25, during the film’s release. Thomas F. Wilson, Biff’s actor, was born on April 15th, 1959, making him 26, during the release of Back to the Future (1985).
When John Bender describes his relationship with his parents , it’s the first time you feel sorry for him. He describes the abuse both verbal and physical from both his mother and father . He shows the others the scar from where his dad burnt him with a cigar.
Claire gives one of her diamond earrings to Bender, and Allison takes Andrew’s athletic patch from his letter jacket as a token. They’re solidifying the bonds they’ve formed with each other, taking tokens and giving gifts because they want them to last.