The Breakfast Club [1985]... Things You Might Not Know?

To The Head...

The song which Judd Nelson hums the guitar riff to at the beginning of the movie is the opening tune to "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream.

The joke that Bender tells but never finishes (while crawling through the ceiling) actually has no punchline. According to Judd Nelson, he ad-libbed the line. Originally, he was supposed to tell a joke that would end when he came back into the library and said, "Forgot my pencil", but no one could come up with a joke for that punchline.

The license plate on Brian's mother's car is EMC 2. The license plate on Andrew's father's car is OHIOST.

Nicolas Cage was originally considered for the role of John Bender but the production couldn't afford his salary at the time. John Cusack was originally cast as John Bender, but John Hughes decided to replace him with Judd Nelson before shooting began.

The dandruff that Allison shakes onto her penciled drawing for snow was achieved by sprinkling Parmesan cheese.

Judd Nelson made up many of the terms used in the movie, including 'Neo-Maxi Zoomdweebie'.

What they ate for lunch: Andy (Andrew): a bag of chips, chocolate cookies, three sandwiches, milk, a banana and an apple. Claire: sushi (rice, raw fish and seaweed). Allison: a sandwich with Pixie Stix and Cap'n Crunch cereal. John: nothing. Brian: soup, sandwich with peanut butter and jam and apple juice.

Just a few things, maybe you some more... Happy 80's week!
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

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  1. Definitely things I didn't know; and I remember watching that movie - so long ago.


  2. Still a great movie and I'll watch it every time I see that's its on.

    My brother and I still trade lines from this movie.

  3. Parmesan cheese - didn't know that one.

  4. Jeremy close call on Judd Nelson. I think Cage would have hammed up the part.
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