The Breakfast Club Movie Goofs / Mistakes

The Breakfast Club Goofs

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The Breakfast Club Picture
Molly Ringwald plays "Claire".


"Er, someone wasn't on top of their game that day..."
See the goofs, blunders and plain ole mistakes in the 1985 Teen Drama movie starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald

Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Gleason, Mary Christian, Perry Crawford, Ron Dean, Tim Gamble, Fran Gargano, Mercedes Hall, John Kapelos Update Cast

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Claire's earring (that she gives to Bender at the end of the movie) appears and disappears in Bender's ear throughout the movie.
Thanks to John Bender
During the Dance Scene when Claire dances on the staircase, you can see that the clock is missing.
Thanks to Sarah
In the movie version of The Breakfast Club, after the scene where Claire shows off her 'special talent' with her lipstick, she puts the lipstick back in her bag twice.
Thanks to Dee
The clock in the library changes during the same scenes throughout the movie.
Thanks to Dee
During the movie, Bender's gloves change from black string to black leather and back again several times.
Thanks to Caroline
If you look closely in the begining of the movie, when John is on top of the counter talking to Claire, you can see that the sign that is supposed to say Library, instead says ibrary. The L is missing! Though if you look later in the movie you notice that the L is back.
Thanks to Stan Cocheo
Watch the cards on the filing cabinet during the talk that Vernon and Carl the janitor have in the file room. When the camera angle changes from one side to the other, the card moves. First it's in place correctly, then it's angled, then it's angled differently, then it's back in place.
Thanks to Crystal Svitak
During the part of the movie when the cast is smoking in the library, Molly Ringwald's hairstyle keeps changing.
Thanks to pork pie mcfly
In the scene where Bender is escaping through the ceiling, his wallet chain is seen on his left side, that is where it is throught out the whole movie, except when he's crawling back to the little room through the ceiling, it is seen on the right side.
Thanks to pork pie mcfly
In the scene where Bender removes the screw from the libary door, the chair that Vernon tries to use to keep the door open is not there when he walks in, but when he goes to use it, however, it is right next to him.
Thanks to Kaitlin Jens
When Bender is going through Clarie's makeup, he uses an eyebrow brush on his teeth. Later in the movie, when Clarie makes over Ally Sheedy's character, she uses the same brush.

tenn9fan adds: That is what makes him brushing his teeth with the eyebrow brush so funny. It is NOT a goof that she uses it later on Ally Sheedy's character.
Thanks to Michelle
In the scene where the cast is dancing, Brian is wearing dark blue running shoes, but in other scene before and after, especially when they go to smoke weed he is then wearing black loafers
Thanks to Kat
During the scene where Brian and Bender are talking about Brian being a cherry Brian calls bender Judd!

Bogus Blunders

Sometimes an apparent goof is not a real mistake

The following goofs for "The Breakfast Club" are apparently bogus. If you disagree or have additional info, please update us.

If you watch the beginning of the movie - Bender's boots are both black. When he's in the gym with Vernon - he loses one boot and it's white. Later in the movie - he's got his other boot and it's black again!

If you look again at the clip, bender grabs his other black boot and jacket after he gives the basketball up, and leaves the white basketball shoe in the gym.
As everyone knows the film is set as Saturday morning detention, but when Bender is running through the halls to get Mr. Vernon to chase him so the others can get back to the library and not get caught, Bender runs past a door and you can see that it is night time.

But Bernie Lomax adds: Actually, it is not clear that it is a door at all. It most likely represents a window with a staircase behind the window, which could be inside the building with the lights turned off in that room. It is not definitive that beyond the window is outside.

John Bender himself clears it up: Actually, it is just a window to another classroom in the school. If you look closely, you can see that there are shelves on the other side of it.
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