15 Fun Facts About The Breakfast Club

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The Breakfast Club arrived in theaters on February 15, 1985 and changed the teen movie genre forever. 

It also featured a true ensemble cast that still rivets us to this day every time we watch it -- Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez.

To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, we present 15 fun facts about The Breakfast Club that you probably didn't know. 

Click through and learn more about one of your favorite films. 

1. John Huges Wanted Breakfast Club First

John Huges Wanted Breakfast Club First
The Breakfast Club was originally going to be released before Sixteen Candles. But, the studio reversed them.

2. Cast Improv Proves Powerful

Cast Improv Proves Powerful
That heart-to-heart where the students all shared their secrets, it was all ad-libbed

3. The Breakfast Club as Franchise?

The Breakfast Club as Franchise?
It was going to be a franchise with subsequent chapters checking in with each of the characters. But it never came to be.

4. Emilio Wanted to Be Bender

Emilio Wanted to Be Bender
Emilio Estevez was supposed to be Bender. But Hughes couldn’t find someone who was perfect to be Andrew, so Estevez became Andrew and Judd Nelson was hired as Bender.

5. Who Else Wanted to be Bender?

Who Else Wanted to be Bender?
Nicolas Cage and John Cusack also auditioned for Bender.

6. Molly Ringwald Gets Her Way

Molly Ringwald Gets Her Way
Molly Ringwald was first cast as Allison, but she wanted to be Claire. Hughes, given his past with her, gave in.

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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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