The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

John Hughes' classic ‘80s teen drama. A Saturday morning detention period turns into a heartfelt bonding session between five high school stereotypes. Stars Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald.

A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse are confined to their school library, serving an eight hour, fifty four minute disciplinary sentence under the strict eye of assistant principal Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason).

1985Rating: M, Coarse language and themes97 minsUSA
ComedyDramaClassic
Director:
John Hughes ('Sixteen Candles', 'Weird Science', 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles')
Writer:
John Hughes
Cast:
Emilio EstevezJudd NelsonMolly RingwaldAnthony Michael HallPaul GleasonJohn KapelosAlly SheedyPerry Crawford

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The Breakfast Club / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Does director John Hughes really believe, as he writes here, that 'when you grow up, your heart dies.' It may. But not unless the brain has already started to rot with films like this.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The five young stars would have mixed well even without the fraudulent encounter-group candor towards which The Breakfast Club forces them.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The Breakfast Club doesn't need earthshaking revelations; it's about kids who grow willing to talk to one another, and it has a surprisingly good ear for the way they speak.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Good and bad, it's still the definitive '80s teen movie.

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BBC

BBC

Shot in sequence during 1984, The Breakfast Club became a benchmark for all that followed in the genre.

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