15 Fun Facts About The Breakfast Club

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7. Who Else Wanted to be Claire?

Who Else Wanted to be Claire?
Jodie Foster, Laura Dern and Robin Wright all auditioned to be Claire.

8. What Did They Smoke?

What Did They Smoke?
When Anthony Michael Hall says, “Chicks can’t hold their smoke,” everyone was actually smoking oregano, not marijuana

9. When Is a Library Really a Gym?

When Is a Library Really a Gym?
Filming took place in a real high school gym that was turned into a library. It would be the same gym used in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

10. The Real High School

The Real High School
Hughes went to Glenbrook High School and that real school was used in many of the exterior shots, including the final one of Judd Nelson walking through the football field.

11. Ally Brings the Bowie

Ally Brings the Bowie
That Bowie quote that starts the film from Changes, Ally Sheedy brought to Hughes and he put it in the film.

12. Billy Idol Says "Forget You"

Billy Idol Says "Forget You"
The hit song Don’t You (Forget About Me) was originally offered to Billy Idol, who turned it down before it went to Simple Minds.

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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?

We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.


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