The Breakfast Club script
Synopsis: Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

ANDREW:

Yeah, Mom already reemed me, alright?

ANDREW'S FATHER

(angry)

You wanna miss a match? You wanna

blow your ride? Now no school's

gonna give a scholarship to a

discipline case.

Andrew gets out of the car and walks into the school.

CUT TO:

5. EXT. SHERMER PARKING LOT - DAY

We see JOHN BENDER walking towards us. He is wearing

sunglasses. A car is coming towards him but he doesn't

stop walking.

The car slams on its breaks directly in front of him.

Bender gets out of the frame. Out of the car steps

ALLISON. She is dressed all in black. She steps

forward to look in the car's front window and the car

drives away.

CUT TO:

6. INT. LIBRARY - DAY

There are six tables in two rows of three.

Claire is sitting at the front table. Brian comes in

and sits at the table behind her.

Andrew comes in and points at the chair next to Claire

at the front table. She shrugs and he sits there.

In walks Bender, he touches everything on the checkout

desk and takes a few things in the process.

He walks over to where Brian is sitting and points to

the table on the opposite side of the Library. Brian

reluctantly gets up and moves.

Bender sits at the table where Brian was and puts his

feet up.

Allison walks in. She walks all the way around the

library and sits in the back corner table, just behind

Brian.

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John Hughes

John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed and/or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s, including the comedy National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles (1984), the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985), the coming-of-age comedy-drama The Breakfast Club (1985), the coming-of-age comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the romantic comedy-drama Pretty in Pink (1986), the romance Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), the comedies Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and Uncle Buck (1989), the Christmas family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). more…

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