While not complete strangers, the five teenagers are all from a different clique or social group: John Bender ( Judd Nelson ) “The Criminal”; Claire Standish ( Molly Ringwald ) “The Princess”; Brian Johnson ( Anthony Michael Hall ) “The Brain”; Andy Clark ( Emilio Estévez ) “The Athlete”; and Allison Reynolds ( Ally Sheedy ) ”
The main adult character, Mr. Vernon, is not portrayed in a positive light. He consistently talks down to the students and forcefully flaunts his authority throughout the film. Bender is the only one who stands up to Vernon.
Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
|Emilio Estevez||Andrew Clark|
|Judd Nelson||John Bender|
|Molly Ringwald||Claire Standish|
|Ally Sheedy||Allison Reynolds|
After costar Luke Perry (who played ex-husband Fred Andrews) died and the character was killed off at the start of season four, Mary Andrews decided to stay in Riverdale for a bit longer to be Archie’s guardian.
The group has been characterized by the partying of members such as Robert Downey Jr ., Estevez, Lowe, and Nelson. However, an appearance in one or both of the ensemble casts of John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club and Joel Schumacher’s St. Elmo’s Fire is often considered the prerequisite for being a core Brat Pack member.
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.
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.
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.
He pauses to hide his face in his sleeve before revealing that he received detention because a flare gun went off in his locker because he was going to attempt suicide with it after failing his shop project. Claire later manipulates Brian into writing the paper for all of them.
58 years (June 13, 1962)
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 “.
It’s a change from the way they were. Sheen , 45, and Estevez, 48, developed a camaraderie because of their careers. Both became stars quickly — Estevez in 1985 with” The Breakfast Club ” and “St Elmo’s Fire,” Sheen in 1986 with “Platoon” and the following year with “Wall Street.”
The Breaskfast Club will be available on Netflix on Sept. 1.
Having simply refused to become what the studios demanded, Sheedy is now 56-years-old, living in New York, and still acting, albeit on her own terms.