It’s a fun day on set for the Brat Pack!
Nelson, Ringwald, and Hall topbilled the “quintessential 1980s film” “The Breakfast Club” with Emilio Estevez, and Ally Sheedy, each portraying a stereotypical character who were forced to stay together during detention one Saturday. Nelson was the “criminal” John Bender, Ringwald the “princess” Claire Standish, Hall the “brain” Brian Johnson, Estevez the “athlete” Andy Clark, and “Sheedy the “basket case” Allison Reynolds. It also starred Paul Gleason as assistant principal Dick Vernon. Directed by John Hughes, “The Breakfast Club” was part of The New York Times’ Best 1000 Movies Ever list, was ranked #369 by Empire magazine in their The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time list, and #1 on Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Best High School Movies.
“The Breakfast Club” is being recognized as one of the most influential contributions of the 80s to pop culture. On a side note, the film is also popular for the popular new wave song, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by the band Simple Minds!