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  • Manufacturer: Universal Studios
  • UPC #025192046186
  • Model #MHV61112006BR

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    (Manufacturer # MHV61112006BR )

      John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Comedy Drama
    Movie Level Themes
      Cliques, Authority Figures [k], High School Life, Teen Angst, Opposites Attract
    Movie Level Tones
      Humorous, Intimate, Confrontational, Earnest, Talky

    DVD Features

    • Sincerely yours
    • The most convenient definitions: the origins of the Brat Pack
    • Feature commentary with Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall
      AMG Rating


        The best of director John Hughes' many teen-angst films of the 1980s, this perceptive, absorbing comedy-drama basically puts five different teenage archetypes in a classroom for Saturday detention and lets them interact. Judd Nelson is most memorable as a bully who reveals his abusive home life, but the entire ensemble cast is terrific. Adults may be somewhat distraught by the amount of venom directed their way, and the idea that one day in detention could unite such disparate types stretches credibility, but the result is a sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, surprisingly moving film. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi


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