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The Breakfast Club Movie

Cast of The Breakfast Club - 1985

Written and directed by John Hughes

* Emilio Estevez - Andrew 'Andy' Clark
* Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Ralph Johnson
* Judd Nelson - John Bender
* Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
* Ally Sheedy - Allison Reynolds
* Paul Gleason - Vice Principal Richard Vernon
* John Kapelos - Carl the Janitor

The Breakfast Club Characters
Five strangers with nothing in common, except each other.

Breakfast Club Picture & Poster

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Breakfast Club Quotes

These are our favorite quotes from The Breakfast Club.

Title Card:

"...and these children that you spit on,
as they try to change their worlds are
immune to your consultations. They're
quite aware of what they're going through...
- David Bowie"

The opening narration of the movie as spoken by Brian Johnson:

"Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed."

Brian: "Mom, we're not supposed to study; we just have to sit there and do nothing."

Vernon: "It is now seven-oh-six. You have exactly eight hours and fifty-four minutes to think about why you're here. To ponder the error of your ways..."

Andy: "We're all bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it that's all."

Bender: " wanna see a picture of a guy with elephantitus of the nuts? It's pretty tasty..."

Brian: "Chicks cannot hold their smoke, dat's what it is."

Bender: "You're a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie."

Andy: "She's you guys know what, uh, what I did to get in here? I taped Larry Lester's buns together."

Brian: "...I don't like my parents either, I don't... I don't get along with them... their idea of parental compassion is just, you know, wacko!"

Allison: "You wanna know what I did to get in here? Nothing...I didn't have anything better to do."

Andrew: "Well everyone's home lives are un-satisfying... If it wasn't, people would live with there parents forever..."

Vernon: "The next time I come in here, I'm crackin' skulls!!"

Andy: "This is the worst fake ID I've ever seen. Do you realize you made yourself 68?"

Carl: "I am the eyes and ears of this institution, my friends!"

Bender: "Eat my shorts."

Allison: "I don't think that from a legal standpoint what he did can be construed as rape, since I paid him."

Richard: "Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns."

Claire: "I hate it! I hate having to go along with everything my friends say!"

Allison: "Well, if you say you haven't, you're a prude. If you say you have you're a slut. It's a trap. You want to but you can't, and when you do you wish you didn't, right?"

Bender: "I just wanna know how one becomes a janitor because Andrew here is very interested in pursuing a career in the custodial arts."

Claire: "I have a really low tolerance for dehydration."

Allison: "When you grow up, your heart dies."

Bender: "Here's my impression of life at big Bri's house... Son! Yeah Dad? How's your day, pal? Great Dad, how's yours? Super, say son, how'd you like to go fishing this weekend? Great Dad, but I've got homework to do! That's alright son, you can do it, on the boat! Geee!!!"

Bender: "Do you believe this? Huh? It's about the size of a cigar... Do I stutter? You see, this is what you get in my house when you spill paint in the garage."

Vernon: "Coffee... looks like they scrape it off the bottom of the Mississippi river. Everything's polluted, everything's polluted... the coffee."

Allison: "Your middle name is Ralph, as in puke..."

Bender: "It's such fun to read...and, Molet really pumps my nads!"

Brian: "Are you gonna be like a shopping bag lady? You know like, sit in alleyways and like talk to buildings and wear men's shoes and that kinda thing?"

Carl: "Aw bull #@%$, man. Come on Vern, the kids haven't changed, you have! You took a teaching position, 'cause you thought it'd be fun, right? Thought you could have summer vacations off...and then you found out it was actually work...and that really bummed you out."

Claire: "Okay, what about you, you hypocrite! Why don't you take Allison to one of your heavy metal vomit parties? Or take Brian out to the parking lot at lunch to get high? What about Andy for that matter, what about me? What would your friends say if we were walking down the hall together. They'd laugh their asses off and you'd probably tell them you were doing it with me so they'd forgive you for being seen with me."

Bender: "That's very clever sir, but what if there's a fire? I think violating fire codes and endangering the lives of children would be unwise at this juncture in your career, sir."

Brian: "Um, I was just thinking, I mean. I know it's kind of a weird time, but I was just wondering, um, what is gonna happen to us on Monday? When we're all together again? I mean I consider you guys my friends, I'm not wrong, am I?"

At the end of the movie we see Vernon pick up Brian's essay and begin to read.

Brian (Voice over): "Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us...

In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions.

But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain..."

Andrew (VO): "...and an athlete..."
Allison (VO): "...and a basket case..."
Claire (VO): "...a princess..."
Bender (VO): "...and a criminal..."

Brian (VO): "Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club."

The movie ends with the song "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds.

Breakfast Club Soundtrack

1. Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
2. Waiting - Elizabeth Daily
3. Fire in the Twilight - Wang Chung
4. I'm the Dude - (TRUE instrumental)
5. Heart Too Hot to Hold - Jesse Johnson & Stephanie Spruill
6. Dream Montage - (TRUE instrumental)
7. We Are Not Alone - Karla DeVito
8. Reggae, The - Instrumental
9. Didn't I Tell You - Joyce Kennedy
10. Love Theme - (TRUE instrumental)

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The Breakfast Club Cast Poster Picture

The Breakfast Club Trivia

John Hughes appeared in the film
as Brian's father.

Only Hall and Ringwald were
actually high school age
upon the movie's release;
Nelson was twenty-five while
Sheedy and Estévez were
both twenty-two years old.

Maine North High School
was used in the filming
of The Breakfast Club,
the same school used for
some of the school-based
scenes in John Hughes'
Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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