They were five teenagers with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their
high school library. At 7am, they had nothing to say, but by 4pm, they had bared their souls and become good
John Hughes, creator of the critically acclaimed Sixteen Candles, wrote, directed and
produced this hilarious and often touching comedy starring five of today's hottest young actors: Emilio
Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.
Andy Clark (Estevez) is the athlete who's in trouble for a cruel locker room prank. Brian Johnson (Hall) is
the brain who got caught with something dangerous in his locker. John Bender (Nelson) is the local hard case
with a big mouth. Clair Standish (Ringwald) is a spoiled preppie who brings sushi for lunch, and Allison
Reynolds (Sheedy) is the class crazy who came for her "punishment" because she had nothing better to do.
After they've been chastised and insulted by their detention supervisor, Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason),
the frustrated five turn on each other with adolescent viciousness and energy. Claire is afraid to admit her
virginity. Andy threatens the swaggering John with wrestling holds. Allison plays at being the perfect
weirdo. But soon, their true feelings and personalities break through, and they begin to understand each
other. Each one discovers that people, even teenagers, have many secret sides.
While Vernon is getting drunk in the basement with the janitor (John Kapelos), the truants are having
an encounter group that may change their lives forever. In one short day, they do enough growing up for a
lifetime. To the outside world, they will remain the Jock, the Brain, Criminal, the Princess and the Kook,
but within their special ranks, they would always be The Breakfast Club.