Synopsis: Beyond being in the same class at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, John Bender, Brian Johnson and Allison Reynolds have little in common, and with the exception of Claire and Andrew, do not associate with each other in school. In the simplest and in their own terms, Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case. But one other thing they do have in common is a nine hour detention in the school library together on Saturday, March 24, 1984, under the direction of Mr. Vernon, supervising from his office across the hall. Each is required to write a minimum one thousand word essay during that time about who they think they are. At the beginning of those nine hours, each, if they were indeed planning on writing that essay, would probably write something close to what the world sees of them, and what they have been brainwashed into believing of themselves. But based on their adventures during that nine
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min


Yeah, Mom already reemed me, alright?



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.



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.



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


Andrew and Claire look at each other and snicker.

Brian looks at her in confusion and then turns away.

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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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