Back in the 80s, we all wanted to be as cool as the stars of The Breakfast Club. Not only that, but the characters were sensitive and well-rounded, and have stuck with us ever since.
Released in 1985 and directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club starred Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy as five very different high school teenagers who spend a Saturday together in detention. It was a simple concept for a film that debuted in a simpler time and was a runaway success, becoming a classic and era-defining 80s film.
The Breakfast Club was loved by critics, with an 89% score on Rotten Tomatoes, and performed phenomenally well at the box office, making $50 million from a budget of just $1 million. The main cast, many of whom had come from John Hughes’ previous project Sixteen Candles (1984), would inevitably become part of a time capsule of sorts, forever tied to that mid-80s teenage malaise, serving as icons for anxious adolescents and disillusioned adults for decades to come.
The Breakfast Club is one of the greatest films to come out of the 1980s - if not the 20th century as a whole. While on the surface, the film might seem like a low-brow teen movie, it's actually a culturally significant movie that helped kickstart the careers of the 'Brat Pack.'
Take our quiz to find out just how much you really remember about this iconic film.
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Founded in 2016, Eighties Kids started small. Beginning as a blog posting on 80s and 90s life as well as the movies, music and television of the era, Eighties Kids has in a short space of time exploded in scope and ambition. Operating out of Eighties Kids HQ in sunny Ilkley, in the North of England, today a growing team of writers produces original content day in and day out for one of the best new nostalgia sites on the web.
With the site also growing beyond its original remit, the Eighties Kids team now covers not just trivia from the 80s and 90s, but pop culture of all decades that’s of interest to children of the 80s, 90s and beyond. From shocking and obscure fact posts on your favourite movies and bands, to quizzes on classic TV shows and film franchises, to picture galleries on celebrities from past and present, Eighties Kids is here to take you down memory lane, test your knowledge of classic pop culture and maybe even occasionally blow your mind.
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