BACK2SCHOOL: The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

USA | 1985 | 97 min. | John Hughes

August 27, 2023


The Breakfast Club is a comedic and heartfelt tale of five high school students from different cliques who find themselves together during a Saturday detention. As they break down social barriers and open up to each other, they realize that beneath the labels, they are all just teenagers grappling with their own insecurities, dreams, and desires.

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Prepare for a breakfast buffet of laughs in The Breakfast Club, where five high school stereotypes are forced to spend a Saturday detention together. From the uptight brainiac to the rebellious troublemaker, this motley crew of misfits clashes, jokes, and eventually discovers they're not so different after all. With high school antics, unexpected dance moves, and enough witty banter to fill a cafeteria, this John Hughes comedy serves up a heaping plate of teenage hijinks and reminds us that even in the craziest situations, friendship can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Bon appétit!

  • Director: John Hughes
  • Principal Cast: Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Gleason
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1985
  • Running Time: 97 min.
  • Screenplay: John Hughes
  • Cinematographers: Thomas Del Ruth
  • Editors: Dede Allen
  • Language: English