The Breakfast Club

1985 film directed by John Hughes

The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming of age comedy-drama movie. It was written and directed by John Hughes. It is set in a Chicago suburb in 1984. It stars Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy as high school students. It also stars Paul Gleason as their teacher and John Kapelos as the cleaner of the school. It was released to positive reviews on February 15, 1985.

The Breakfast Club
Directed byJohn Hughes
Written byJohn Hughes
Produced byNed Tanen
John Hughes
StarringEmilio Estevez
Paul Gleason
Anthony Michael Hall
John Kapelos
Judd Nelson
Molly Ringwald
Ally Sheedy
CinematographyThomas Del Ruth
Edited byDede Allen
Music byKeith Forsey
A&M Films
Channel Productions
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • February 15, 1985 (1985-02-15)
Running time
97 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$1 million
Box office$51,525,171[2]

This movie is about five teenagers who met on Saturday. Somehow they deserved being in detention, but this is not that matters. Each of them is a part of a different high school clique. Being stereotypes, they all have some kind of problems with their parents, friends or school teachers. They forgot who they really are, because they hide behind masks. Spending Saturday together, they are starting to know each other better and then they realize that first of all each of them is a person. Unfortunately, other people do not see their personalities, they only see stereotypes. This fact makes them tired of life and entangled in thoughts.


  1. "THE BREAKFAST CLUB | British Board of Film Classification". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  2. Gross data for the film The Breakfast Club from movie data base site Box Office Mojo

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