Throwback Thursday – The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary

Posted March 27, 2014 by Kathy in Throwback Thursday / 8 Comments

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Welcome to my first THROWBACK THURSDAY post!  I have wanted to add a new feature that wasn’t entirely book related.  So I thought reminiscing on my childhood would be something fun to do and give my followers some insight of who I am.  I am still playing around with this, so there is no set schedule yet.  But I would love to share everything (including movies, TV shows, music, food, clothes).  So you’ll never know what I might write about.

This week’s feature is:

The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary


It is hard to believe that we celebrated the 30th anniversary for The Breakfast Club on Sunday.  This isn’t the anniversary of the movie release day but is actually the anniversary of the detention day that was the setting of the movie.

In case you’ve never heard of this movie, here are the facts (courtesy of IMDb):

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes

Writer: John Hughes


Emilio Estevez (Andrew Clark, “The Jock”)

Judd Nelson (John Bender, “The Criminal”)

Molly Ringwald (Claire Standish, “The Princess”)

Anthony Michael Hall (Brian Johnson, “The Brain”)

Ally Sheedy (Allison Reynolds, “The Basketcase”)

Release Date: February 15, 1985



I was 13-years-old when The Breakfast Club was in theaters.  I don’t remember when I watched the movie, but I know it was on VHS (because there is no way my parents would have brought me to the theaters to watch this!).  So it probably was at least a year after the release.  But before I saw the movie I was already in love with the soundtrack. The music was on the radio and MTV (yes, when MTV still played music videos). And I remember when I finally watched the movie I was in awe and in shock of what high school would be like.  “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds is still the teen anthem of the 80’s:


John Hughes had an incredible way of connecting with teenagers.  He didn’t belittle the teenage problems but made it clear that it was part of growing up.  We all identified with these characters and his movies bring back fond memories of my teen years.  So this is the first post of many that will include John Hughes.  The ending letter from The Breakfast Club sums up perfectly what it is like to be a teen:


So what do you think about this post?  Do you have a Throwback Thursday you would love to share?

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8 responses to “Throwback Thursday – The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary

  1. Awesome blog! John Hughes was amazing at what he did, and so many of his movies played a role in shaping my teen years. The Breakfast Club was one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Kathy

      Thank you Ember!!John Hughes is the best – no one can compare to him! Or replicate the impact he has had on a generation! Thanks for stopping by. I might be brave enough to post some pictures of me from the 80’s in future posts lol.