Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions.
“Face it,” Bender says to Brian. “You’re a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.” The term was apparently ad-libbed by Judd Nelson. It’s unclear how old the word dweeb is.
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
Claire, along with the rest of the group covered for Bender when he stole the screw, asking Vernon why anybody would want to steal a screw and also when Vernon stormed in asking what the ruckus was, while John Bender hid under Claire’s desk and wedged his head between Claire’s legs.
Claire Standish is in detention for skipping school to go shopping. And finally, John Bender is in detention for pulling a fire alarm and fighting with the school’s teachers and students.
Appearance. Carl is first seen in the opening sequence. Carl’s entrance prompts Bender to rudely and mockingly suggest to Brian that “his dad” (referring to Carl; we see Brian’s actual dad at the end of the film) works at the school.
15. The Breakfast Club’s location is a familiar one to John Hughes fans. Like a number of other Hughes films, including Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and National Lampoon’s Vacation, the film is set in the fictional Chicago suburb of Shermer, Illinois.
(The Breakfast Club is rated R, which probably disqualifies it as an appropriate watch in most parents’ minds.
Quotes. Bender : How does one become a janitor? Bender : No, I just want to know how one becomes a janitor. Because Andrew here is very interested in pursuing a career in the custodial arts.
Poignant, funny and thoroughly relatable, the screenplay presents a touching tale of teen angst which doesn’t seek to patronise or trivialise the teenager’s experiences and still resonates, even if you’ve long left your school days behind. There are great lines dotted throughout the movie: ‘We’re all pretty bizarre.
Vernon “awards” Bender seven more weeks’ detention. This doesn’t stop Bender from taunting her though….John BenderAlias(es):CriminalFamily:Mr. Bender (Father) Mrs. Bender (Mother)Significant Other:Claire StandishFriends:Allison Reynolds, Brian Johnson, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark8