After his debut in Sixteen Candles, John Hughes continued his storytelling streak in 1985 with The Breakfast Club.A tale of five students undergoing detention on a Saturday, this movie was an immediate sensation for teens and general audiences everywhere. Read on for 15 behind the scenes facts about The Breakfast Club. The Brain. Creatives can take weeks, months or even years to pump out their works of art. Johnson is socially awkward from the get-go, but he reveals his sensitive side throughout the movie, stealing the hearts of the audience. Offers may be subject to change without notice. He was originally written as a football player. The beginning of the film features shots of Hughes' fictional high school, including cryptic graffiti spray painted on its walls. how do you apologize for something like that? Rather, Ally Sheedy mentioned the lyrics to John Hughes in passing. When it came to dressing Allison's character, the costume designer, Marilyn Vance, had difficulty finding pieces to support her depressing style. But what really made this movie for me — the first time I saw it, and now this last time — is this line and what it represents: “I taped Larry Lester’s buns together.”. Claire coaxes Brian into writing their essays for them (as one essay) and then drags Allison off to give her a makeover, removing her black eye liner and pulling her hair back. Copyright © 2021 Meredith Corporation. I think if there was ever another movie...I think it really needs to incorporate racial diversity. We all remember Judd Nelson's legendary fist pump at the end of The Breakfast Club. Ally Sheedy was perfect as the kooky basket case and Molly Ringwald likewise as the ever-so-popular princess. Weak. Because something in his eyes shows he’s the Larry Lester in his father’s life and will never be anything but that to him. ", In another interview with E.T., Ringwald said, "When I look back on The Breakfast Club, I think it speaks to so many different people, but...it's incredibly white. "They often dozed off in the heat. “Well, then you know how hairy he is. Plus, any movie that opens with a shattering quote from David Bowie has to be amazing, right? They smoked oregano. Find all 12 songs in The Breakfast Club Soundtrack, with scene descriptions. The majority of the film was shot in a singular, enclosed room: the library. When Ringwald was asked by Entertainment Tonight about a potential remake of the movie, she replied, "hopefully not one where everyone is so white. Andrew, on the other hand, must have been smoking something else in … At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. 10/11. The Breakfast Club. If Ringwald didn't like specific scenes, Hughes often rewrote them. Yep, the crumbly cheese flakes were used to represent Allison's copious dandruff in the film. And the next thing I knew, I jumped on top of him and started whaling on him. "The Criminal"). I tortured this poor kid because I wanted him to think that I was cool. At the end of the flick, Anthony Michael Hall hops in the passenger seat of a vehicle being driven by the director. Although the leading role went to Molly Ringwald, another Breakfast Club familiar face also auditioned for Samantha Baker: Ally Sheedy. Boy, I'd love to roam the halls of that building, looking for the gym and other "Breakfast Club" locales! . 2/11. Yuck. He loses his money and starts kicking the machine. Still, in the original script, the film was called The Lunch Bunch. Nelson, Sheedy and Estevez were all over the age of 18, but both Ringwald and Hall were 16 when filming began. In honor of all that, I was going to write this whole thing about why The Breakfast Club is all about hope and also why it’s kind of like Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, but then I just decided to talk about “Larry Lester’s buns.” Seriously. Nelson was alone in the closing shot, so Hughes wanted his final actions to have an impact. Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Scene 11. When John Hughes wrote the script for The Breakfast Club, he was eager for the flick to be his directorial debut. Sometimes these will have been seen by preview audiences, or be included in Blu-ray or DVD extras etc. Not just racial but all kinds of diversity.". ", In the film, John is crawling through the school's air ducts at one point. His character goes through one of the most significant transformations in the film, as he reveals himself to be a tender-hearted kid, rather than a tough-fisted wrestler. I gave the finger to the security guard and walked into the room.". This led to difficult relationships with other members of The Breakfast Club cast. ", At the end of the film, several of the students' parents pick them up. Deleted Scenes. Next, there's a dance sequence. Fortunately, the awkward shot didn't make it into the film, mainly due to protests from female cast and crew members. The Princess. Ringwald told The New York Times, "[Judd Nelson] was doing this sort of method actor thing...he was just trying to get under my skin, like Bender tries to get under Claire’s skin. As a result, labor/school laws still applied to them, including completing their actual high school work. Yet it only took John Hughes two days to write The Breakfast Club. Reply. Within a day, he had written it out of the script. The breakfast club highlights a variety of pressures that are placed upon teenagers through out high school. I love this movie though! Hughes loved the name and ended up using it. As Hughes' muse, she had a hand in many of his decisions on set. . This is the scene that makes 'The Breakfast Club' the greatest high school movie ever this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Nelson, who was actually 25 at the time of filming, played the role of John Bender (a.k.a. Nelson told AV Club, "Molly and Michael still had to go to school. Hughes was mainly a curator of teen films. The Breakfast Club - Ending Scene. They're quite aware of what they're going through...". The On-Set Chemistry That Made The Breakfast Club. And I started thinkin’ about my father, and his attitude about, about weakness. It’s all because of me and my old man.”. She had no idea he used them in the film until the premiere. So, he begins. When Allison shows up for detention and dozes off, we don't connect with her character until she wakes up 33 minutes later. The Breakfast Club Summary. This title didn't quite capture the quirkiness of the film, and Hughes ultimately changed his mind. The Breakfast Club … Let me set the scene where this line takes place: all five students have broken down their barriers (with the help of some pot) and now they’re sharing their stories of what got them stuck in detention in the first place. She was going to be wearing a shorter skirt, a crochet look with maybe a beret...something that would be more bratty.". Hughes was cast as Brian's father. During casting, Hughes asked casting director Jackie Burch to play one of the fathers. The cast members were allowed to wander through the school's halls during the day. Today, The Breakfast Club will be released in all of its remastered glory on DVD and Blu-Ray. "The Princess") other than Molly Ringwald? "The Brain"), is one of the angsty flick's sweetest characters. Of course, they didn't have genuine weed on set, especially with minors present. The rest of the cast and crew couldn't invent one, either. It’s hard to imagine him attacking anyone with his upturned eyebrows and doe eyes, but as his anger starts to roil in a few words and micro-expressions of pain, we suddenly begin to understand why people do horrible things to other people, even if they’re not bad people themselves. The Criminal. As it turned out, Hall was just as caring as his character. Peer pressure is clearly shown multiple times through out the movie, on various occasions it is also talked about between characters. The five movie characters; John Bender, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, Allison Reynolds, and Brian Johnson are respectively presented as the criminal, the princess, the athlete, the basket… 4/11. Fortunately, Hughes' script wasn't a rigid piece of work. A new scene from The Breakfast Club has surfaced online, featuring Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. Ringwald wasn't bothered by Nelson's aggressive behavior as much as Hughes was. In 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer used her Christmas present — a rifle — to open fire on a group of schoolchildren. Beca and Jesse almost kiss while watching The Breakfast Club ending. Listen to trailer music, OST, original score, and the full list of popular songs in the film. 9/11. When they sneak out of the library, there is a scene where Dick is at the vending machine getting some candy. Another complication? 3/11. And Hall’s Brian is there because he brought a flare gun to school in a tragic, scattered attempt to alleviate the shame he felt for failing shop class. It doesn't exist. Her excessive dandruff was a central component in her obscure character. Ask Approved: Our Top Picks for Must-Visit City Parks in the United States. Scene comes as part of 50 minutes of extra footage. Everyone in the cast loved him, including Molly Ringwald, who dated him for several months after the film wrapped. The woman originally cast to play a gym teacher was dismissed from the set after Ringwald objected to her role. If you grew up in the 80’s there are a few movies that take you right back to childhood anytime you think about them or hear lines from the movie. "The secretary in the waiting area called security...that’s when someone from behind the office doors said, 'Judd Nelson, we can see you.' Emilio Estevez's portrayal of Andrew Clark (a.k.a. However, his audition for the role was just as notorious as his future behavior. Nelson improvised the film-defining action, throwing his fist up as he waltzed away from the high school. He is blackmailing Principal Vernon, which allows him to challenge authority in ways the kids can't. There’s also the fact that Judd Nelson is hot, and Molly Ringwald is so very Molly Ringwald, and Anthony Michael Hall is a child prodigy and Ally Sheedy is all of us. The director of photography, Thomas Del Ruth, told HuffPost Entertainment, "We had to hire two additional assistant directors just to work on the second floor and keep the crew awake so they wouldn’t snore and ruin the sound takes. If you’re ready for a flashback to the 80’s, these Breakfast Club quotes will help. The Breakfast Club was filmed in Chicago, and several scenes were shot within a local alternative school, Main North High School. Hall's real mother and younger sister were also in the cult classic, playing Brian's mom and sister at the start of the film. Your dream is a symbol of a bigger problem. Because of their closeness, Ringwald revealed that she always lobbied Hughes to cut or redraft scenes that she considered inappropriate toward women, including a scene in The Breakfast Club … One phrase that appears within the graffiti is "I don't like Mondays." Apparently, Judd Nelson (posing as a teenager) befriended some of the students. 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