Fun Facts About The Breakfast Club

Over 30 years ago, in 1985, The Breakfast Club hit theaters. Now three decades later it is still one of the most remembered, iconic teen movies. Here we have 10 fun facts about The Breakfast Club!


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  1. The screenplay was written in two days. According to the writer, John Hughes, keeping the story in one location made it easier to write and film.
  2. Other Titles were considered for The Breakfast Club including “Lunch Brunch” and “Library Revolution”.
  3. The school, Maine North High School, used in parts of The Breakfast Club was also used for parts of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
  4.  Judd Nelsons outfit in the movie was the same outfit when he auditioned for the role of John Bender.
  5. Ranked at #1 for Entertaiment Weekly’s 50 Best High School Movies (2006).
  6. The theme song, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, was written for the film by Keith Forsey.
  7. Hughes attended one of the schools where the movie was filmed, Glenbrook North High School.
  8. The marijuana the actors smoke in the film was actually oregano.
  9. The title of the film is the last spoken line in the film.
  10. The movie takes place on March 24, 1984.


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