History Film / TheBreakfastClub

22nd Sep '17 1:20:37 PM LB7979
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One of the most defining teen movies, it came to represent the genre and launch the careers of its stars, leading to the Creator/BratPack. ''The Breakfast Club'' follows the journey of [[FiveManBand five teenagers]] who have all landed themselves a Saturday detention. The main characters are characterized by their cliques, harassed by angry principal Richard "Dick" Vernon, and aided by Carl, the friendly neighborhood janitor.

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One of the most defining teen movies, it came to represent the genre and launch the careers of its stars, leading to the Creator/BratPack. ''The Breakfast Club'' follows the journey of [[FiveManBand [[FourTemperamentEnsemble five teenagers]] who have all landed themselves a Saturday detention. The main characters are characterized by their cliques, harassed by angry principal Richard "Dick" Vernon, and aided by Carl, the friendly neighborhood janitor.
23rd Aug '17 11:51:52 AM AnonymousBosch
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* JadedWashout: Carl was once the Man of the Year in 1969, and had aspirations of being "John Lennon". Now, he's working a wage-slave job as a janitor at the very high school he graduated, and is quite bitter about it.
** Andy's dad is strongly implied to be a former JerkJock who didn't really get anywhere in life, and is thus trying to force his son into the life he himself never lived.

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* JadedWashout: Most of the adults qualify.
** Vernon got into an education career as a means of gaining easy respect and money, but years of being kicked around by the students in his charge have really gotten to him. By the time the film begins, he only does the bare minimum of what's expected of him and outright admits to
Carl he doesn't care what the kids think of him as long as he gets an easy paycheck.
** Carl himself is an interesting variant. He
was once the Man of the Year in 1969, and had aspirations of being "John Lennon". Now, he's Lennon", implying he wanted to be a musician. He's now working a wage-slave job as a janitor at the very high school he graduated, graduated. Unlike Vernon, however, he actually displays a stronger work ethic and is quite bitter about it.
doesn't pass judgment on the kids.
** Andy's dad is strongly heavily implied to be a former JerkJock who didn't really get anywhere in life, life as a result of his loutish behavior, and consequently is thus trying to force his son into the life he himself never lived.lived. He seems stuck in a self-constructed time warp to the days where he could bully whoever he wanted and not face the consequences, utterly failing to wrap his head around the reality that his son doesn't want to become a {{Fratbro}} dick like him.
** Of the all of the Club members, Brian and Andy seem to be on their way to becoming this after high school.
6th Aug '17 10:22:02 AM rodaz143
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* MinorWithFakeID: Andrew finds out Brian has a fake ID. Brina claims it's so he can vote.

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* MinorWithFakeID: Andrew finds out Brian has a fake ID. Brina Brian claims it's so he can vote.
6th Jul '17 1:43:53 PM AnonymousBosch
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* BlackComedy: At times.

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* BlackComedy: At times.The film's bread and butter.


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* ComedicSociopathy: We really, ''really'' shouldn't be laughing at some of this.
21st Jun '17 3:12:19 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ReCut: Creator/JohnHughes' original version was 2 1/2 hours long. Both his widow and Ally Sheedy have confirmed that it exists, but no-one knows what happened to it. More details here: http://lostmediawiki.com/The_Breakfast_Club_cut_content_(lost_scenes;_1984).

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* ReCut: Creator/JohnHughes' original version was 2 1/2 hours long. Both his widow and Ally Sheedy have confirmed that it exists, but no-one knows what happened to it. More details here: http://lostmediawiki.com/The_Breakfast_Club_cut_content_(lost_scenes;_1984).[[http://lostmediawiki.com/The_Breakfast_Club_cut_content_(lost_scenes;_1984) here]].
20th Jun '17 3:29:16 AM AmuckCricetine
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* BerserkButton: Andy presses Bender's when he accuses him of lying about his abusive home life.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Andy presses Bender's when he accuses him of lying about his abusive home life.life.
** The first time Brian actually becomes ''very'' angry throughout detention is when Claire tells him he doesn't know what it's like to feel pressure.



* CloudCuckooLander: Allison, although it's not apparent how much of it is deliberate.

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Allison, although it's not apparent how much of it is deliberate.



* GirlfriendInCanada: Brian claims to have a girlfriend living up in Niagara Falls.

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* GirlfriendInCanada: Brian claims to have a girlfriend living up in Niagara Falls.Falls, in addition to having had sex with several other girls. When pressed, he admits he made the whole thing up because he's embarrassed to admit he's a virgin.



* ImpliedLoveInterest: Early in the film Bender asks Andy & Claire if they are dating and even asked them if they had sex yet - which prompted the first real outburst of emotion from either of them. At the start of the film, it did appear as though Andy was showing interest in Claire (later it's implied that their friendliness - which was mostly just a willingness to make eye-contact - was more due to the fact that they know each other at least a little through their social circles). Fairly quickly, however, Bender and Claire, and later on Andy and Allison, begin showing (incresingly larger and more frequent) signs of interest in one another.
* IneffectualLoner: Bender.

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* ImpliedLoveInterest: Early in the film Bender asks Andy & Claire if they are dating and even asked them if they had sex yet - which prompted the first real outburst of emotion from either of them. At the start of the film, it did appear as though Andy was showing interest in Claire (later it's implied that their friendliness - which was mostly just a willingness to make eye-contact - was more due to the fact that they know each other at least a little through their social circles). Fairly quickly, however, Bender and Claire, and later on Andy and Allison, begin showing (incresingly (increasingly larger and more frequent) signs of interest in one another.
* IneffectualLoner: Bender.In the beginning, Bender comes off as an antisocial and loudmouthed {{Jerkass}}, but once you understand his backstory, he becomes more sympathetic.



* LonersAreFreaks: Allison.

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* LonersAreFreaks: Allison.Allison is often ignored by everyone, including her own parents, causing her to do bizarre things.



* SelfProclaimedLiar: Allison.

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* SelfProclaimedLiar: Allison.Allison claims she's in detention because she had nothing better to do. She also admits she lies and makes things up for fun.



** Bender wastes no time in demanding why Andy would think shop would be an easy "A"

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** Bender wastes no time in demanding why Andy Brian would think shop would be an easy "A"



* StickyFingers: Alson.

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* StickyFingers: Alson.Allison steals the lock to Bender's locker, his knife, Brian's wallet and a patch from Andrew's jacket. Her bag is full of things she's taken in the past. It turns out she does this in case she ever decides to run away from home. .



* UptownGirl: Claire and Bender.

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* UptownGirl: Rich spoiled princess Claire and Bender.falls for [[spoiler: troubled delinquent Bender at the end]].
11th Jun '17 8:17:25 AM KnightLight321
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Andy repeatedly tries to ask Allison why she's in detention while they're getting drinks for the group. She isn't phased, and turns the same question back on him, to which Andy tellingly is unable to answer.



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Andy repeatedly tries to ask Allison why she's in detention while they're getting drinks for the group. She isn't phased, and turns the same question back on him, to which Andy tellingly is unable to answer.
11th Jun '17 8:17:04 AM KnightLight321
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Andy repeatedly tries to ask Allison why she's in detention while they're getting drinks for the group. She isn't phased, and turns the same question back on him, to which Andy tellingly is unable to answer.
15th May '17 9:13:57 PM TheGreatConversation
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* WhatAreYouInFor?
15th May '17 9:13:18 PM TheGreatConversation
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* WhatAreYouInFor?
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