15 Fun Facts About The Breakfast Club: We'll Never Forget About You

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It was 30 years ago, February 15, 1985, that Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson headed into detention and changed the teen movie world forever.

Thirty years ago, John Hughes released a masterpiece. We have already celebrated our favorite The Breakfast Club quotes as part of our tribute to the classic.

Now, we present to you 15 fun facts about the movie that is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Watch The Breakfast Club online and you’ll see several things. One, it feels as real as can be and that could largely be tributed to something Hughes did when filming that is almost never done. 

Also, that iconic cast could have looked quite different. Who else auditioned to be a member of The Breakfast Club?

And one of the most legendary movie songs ever was originally offered to Billy Idol instead of Simple Minds.

Can you hear Idol singing Don’t You Forget About Me? Yes, it would be quite different, but yes!

Click through and discover 15 fun facts about one of our favorite films, The Breakfast Club, as it celebrates 30 years of detention!

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The Breakfast Club Quotes

John Bender: Stupid, worthless, no good, goddamn, freeloading son of a bitch. Retarded, big mouth, know-it-all, asshole, jerk. You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful. Shut up bitch. Go fix me a turkey pot pie. No dad, what about you? Fuck you. No dad, what about you? Fuck you. Dad, what about you? Fuck you.
Brian Johnson: Is that for real?

You know what I got for Christmas this year? It was a banner fuckin' year at the old Bender family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said "Hey. Smoke up Johnny."

John Bender

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