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Don’t You Forget About These Small But Poignant Details From 'The Breakfast Club'

List RulesVote up the details and tidbits that would even impress Bender.

John Hughes's quintessential '80s teen comedy The Breakfast Club is a bona fide cinema classic that not only defined a generation, but also remains a massively popular pic as new audiences continue to discover its unique brand of genius. Breaking down stereotypes and offering a realistic take on high school dynamics, the film has legions of fans who watch and re-watch the movie, discovering new details with each viewing. Here are a few interesting tidbits and cool details that might have slipped under the radar.  

  • 1
    631 VOTES

    John Bender's Home Situation

    Posted by islndgurl777:

    I’ve seen the Breakfast Club about 8 million times. I’m a teacher. I cannot believe it only just now occurred to me that [John] Bender willingly showed up to detention that Saturday and aggravated Vernon into eight more Saturday detentions on purpose.

    It’s March in Chicago. It’s freezing outside. Bender sure as sh*t doesn’t want to be at his house, but he probably doesn’t have anywhere else to go. It’s warm at school. That’s a solid nine hours where he’s in a warm, safe place and doesn’t have to be with his parents. And now he can guarantee himself two more months of (relatively) safe Saturdays.

    Ugh, that hurts my heart.

    Worth detention?
  • 2
    375 VOTES

    Burn Marks

    Posted by u/LabCoatz:

    The Breakfast Club opening scene you can see Brian's locker burnt from the flare gun that went off in it [that led] to his detention.

    Worth detention?
  • 3
    152 VOTES

    Bender's Legacy

    Posted by u/sonicdivine:

    In The Breakfast Club (1985), the library rules have been modified presumably by frequent detention attendee John Bender.

    Worth detention?
  • 4
    162 VOTES

    Bender Brought His Own Props

    Posted by FilmFactsFriend on Tumblr:

    The switchblade used in the movie actually belonged to Judd Nelson. He explained that he had it for protection purposes.

    Worth detention?