The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
  • 1985
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hughes
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

The film that helped launch the Brat Pack, which ain't a compliment. Five American teenagers – punk, swot, nut case, etc – spend a Saturday afternoon in school detention, where they go through a tribal bonding experience while spewing all manner of teen angst: it's all my parents fault and other old chestnuts.

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Feelgood Friday Film Club: The Breakfast Club

12 Jun 2020

The latest in our series of feelgood streaming suggestions to help see you through lockdown

A story about five teenagers spending a whole Saturday in detention? That might not sound like a film that'll make anyone feel good. Yet, from the opening credits – cut to Simple Minds' 'Don't You (Forget About Me)', still one of the greatest singles…

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