The Breakfast Club reunited

Just about everyone from my generation has memories connected to the 1985 film ?The Breakfast Club.?
Some talk about going to see it in theaters with a date, while others have (annoyingly) quoted some of the more memorable lines for the past 25 years:

?Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe??

?You are a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.?

?The next time I have to come in here, I?m crackin? skulls.?

?Could you describe the ruckus, sir??

Not to mention the ULTIMATELY COOL soundtrack.

It may not be as warped or funny as ?Sixteen Candles,? and the music may not be quite as perfect, but this movie still struck a chord with a whole generation of kids who could relate to one, two, sometimes even ALL of the characters.

In honor of writer, producer and director John Waters, four of the five original brat-packers from the film were on hand for a Film Society of Lincoln Center event in New York City to recognize the late teen movie icon. Molly Ringwald (currently starring on ?The Secret Life of the American Teenager?), Anthony Michael Hall (who switched to sci-fi with his role on ?The Dead Zone? series), Judd Nelson (who went on to more comedy with ?Suddenly Susan?), and Ally Sheedy (later becoming queen of the controversial, indie film circuit) joined up and caught up.

Only Emilio Estevez (actor turned director) was absent from the event. (By the way, check out his guest role on the ?Two and a Half Men? episode ?The Devil?s Lube??.it?s hysterical!)

I went to the movies with my friends to see ?The Breakfast Club? several times, and I also watched it countless times on cable. Perhaps my fondest memory is sitting with my best friend, watching it for the first time on network television, and CRACKING UP at the HORRIBLE butchering job the networks did with editing the strong language. It just made a funny film even funnier! (?Eat?.my?.socks.? ?Well darn you!! Darn you!!?)

I would be curious to hear reader memories of the film, or their own ?brat pack? they ran around with when this iconic movie was out.

2 thoughts on “The Breakfast Club reunited

  1. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I’ve seen the movie. I have it on DVD plus have the soundtrack (on my iPod, CD and on an LP….remember those??). Keep up the good work Fred!!

  2. Oddly enough, in spite of it’s success, this is one of those movies that I never liked at all. I have always associated it with one of the worst I have ever sat through. When it is offered on TV, it is automatic for me to flip right on by to some other channel. There is probably no real rational explanation for my personal reaction however this movie did get a chance. It failed my personal criteria, whatever that criteria may been at the time of it’s release.

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