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OFFICIAL #1 QUESTION ABOUT THIS MOVIE!!!! The joke that Bender tells but never finishes, (while crawling through the ceiling), actually has no punch-line. According to Judd Nelson, he ad-libbed the line. Originally, he was supposed to tell a joke that would end when he came back into the library and said, "Forgot my pencil", but no one could come up with a joke for that punchline.

-Thanks to Ashley

More Trivia from The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is a 1985 movie written, produced and directed by the 80's movie master John Hughes.

The Breakfast Club is for many the movie that defines the 80's and is generally regarded by fans as the original and best "brat pack" movie. It is about five high school students who have to spend an entire Saturday in detention.

Each one of them couldn't be more different - a Brain (Brian Johnson), an Athlete (Andrew Clark), a Basket Case (Allison Reynolds), a Princess (Claire Standish), and a Criminal (John Bender).

At the beginning of the day they don't know anything about each other and think they have nothing in common, and being from different social sets they each have various attitudes and resentments towards each other. But during the course of the day they learn to respect one another and find out they aren't all that different, and even when they are fighting against each other they rally together against the common enemy Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason), the tough school principle who is there to watch over them for the day.

It can be a very moving film, with moments of great humour and lightheartedness. It is a John Hughes' masterpiece of storytelling that defines not only the 1980s, but the entire subset of human behaviour.

The characters and situations will be intimately familiar to everyone no matter what generation you are from. The classic 80's title song "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds stirs up instant emotion and memories of this movie and the 1980s in everyone that has ever seen it.

No fan of the 80's movie genre can claim to be such if they have not seen this movie. The Breakfast Club is regarded by many fans as the best 80's movie bar none. If you only see one 80s movie then it has to this one!

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Verdict?

One of the supreme 'Brat Pack' movies that for many defines the 80's...

Notice any mistakes? Review

Strengths: A brilliant character piece that is brilliant despite being filmed almost entirely in one room.

Weaknesses? Concept and pacing will bore adrenaline junkies!

Our rating: 9.5 out of 10


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