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The Breakfast Club Trivia

AKA:
The Breakfast Club Picture
1985
... Dean Vernon.
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1985 Teen Drama movie starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy et al.
Contributed by: Jen
The actor who played the 'Janitor' and posed for the 'Boy of the Year' picture, is John Kapelos. He was also 'Rudy', Molly Ringwald's future brother in law, in Sixteen Candles and he had a minor role as 'Dino', one of the bar patrons, in Weird Science.
Contributed by: Cecelia Mendez
After the film was over, John Huges gave each of the actors a piece of the banister from the library.
After getting fired as a writer on "Mr. Mom" and "National Lampoon's Vacation", Hughes thought he might have better luck as a director, so he pitched his script about kids in detention, thinking that as it was set mainly in one room it would be a cheap "no brainer" for the studio. The studio preferred his "Sixteen Candles" script, so he ended up directing that one first instead.
John Hughes made the cast and crew eat their lunch in the school cafeteria.
The knife John Bender sticks in the chair when he and Andy Clark are getting in a fight was Judd Nelson's own knife. He said he carried it for "protection"
Contributed by: Abhimanyu Bibra
In Futurama, in the epsiode called Luck of the Fryish, "The Breakfast Club" was mentioned several times as Fry had their soundtrack LP. When Fry learns the truth about his brother, you hear the song by Simple Minds - "Don't You Forget About Me" being played.
Contributed by: David Bruce
Anthony Michael Hall's mother (Mercedes Hall) and sister (Mary Christian) in the movie are his real life mother and sister.
Contributed by: Matto
Brian Johnson's social security number, as told by Ally Sheedy, is a Connecticut number. It begins with the digit 049, which is from Connecticut.
A prom queen election poster contains the name of Michelle Manning, who co-produced the film.
Judd Nelson made up many of the terms used in the movie including "Neo-Maxi-Zoomdweebie" and the infamous Joke...
Contributed by: Ashley
The guidance counsellor's desk has a name plaque which says "R. Hashimoto". Richard Hashimoto was the production supervisor.
Contributed by: Jamie
If you watch at the beginning of the show, it goes past all of the photos and the boy of the year photos. Notice that the janitor was at one time the Boy of the Year. He was at one time a popular jock and now he's a janitor!
Contributed by: rdnkgrl74
"Vernon" & "Brian" were later reunited in another entertaining film... Johnny Be Good.
Contributed by: Ashley
It was originally suggested that there would be several sequels to the Breakfast Club, occurring every ten years, in which the Breakfast Club would get back together.
The guitar riff that John Bender hums is Cream's "Sunshine of your love".
Judd Nelson's childhood dog's name was 'Seabiscuit'. He was named after the fact that everytime they threw a doggie treat into the pool, the dog would jump in after it.
Contributed by: Becky
John Hughes played Brian's (Anthony Michael Hall) dad at the end. You can see him waiting in the car. Also, Brian's mother and sister at the beginning were both played by his real mother and sister.
Contributed by: Nick Springsteen
John Cusack (who also appeared in John Huges's previous film 16 candles) was the original choice of the role John Bender but turned it down allowing Judd Nelson to make it his own.
The 'weed' in the movie was oregano.
Molly Ringwald currently plays a role as a caring mother on a new television show called "The Secret Life of the American Teenager".
Contributed by: Joe
In an Official U.S. Playstation Magazine (Sept 03, pg.92), while reviewing the game to Fox's animated sitcom Futurama, it is revealed that Matt Groening named the robot Bender after John Bender from the Breakfast Club movie.
Contributed by: Byron
At the beginning of the movie, some of the parents cars' license plates are visible. Anthony Michael Hall's tag is E MC2 which is the mathematical formula representing Einstein's theory of relativity. Energy equals Mass times the speed of light squared.
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Incorrect Trivia
What follows are trivia items we now believe are bogus. Some of them will have explanations, some will not. We just leave 'em in for interest, really.
In the beginning of the movie, the car used to drop off Anthony Michael Hall's character had the license plate E MC2. That was a nod to another John Hughes movie "Weird Science". John Hughes tends to make license plates codes to signify past movies he's done. Nice insight, but incorrect. B'fast club was made before Weird Science...
When bender is in the gym room he has one white shoe and one black shoe but in the start of the movie he only has black shoes. In fact, at the start of the gym roon scene, Bender wears a white trainer when playing Basketball.

After Vernon enters and tells Bender to stop we see him then take off said trainer and collect his belongings from behind Vernon, including his jacket and other black shoe.
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