John Hughes' The Breakfast Club was, by far, the ultimate in 80's teen drama.
Five teenage archetypes - a sports jock, a rich kid, a nerd, a Goth and a burnout - are held in detention on Saturday morning on March 24th and form a bond that goes on to define a generation. Hughes would go on to direct the likes of Ferris Bueller's Day Off and pen screenplays for the likes of Home Alone, but what of the cast?
MOLLY RINGWALD – 'Claire Standish'
Ringwald starred in a number of John Hughes films, including Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. She's rumoured to have turned down roles in films such as Ghost and Pretty Woman, instead starring in – wait for it – French films. Yeah. Apparently she's fluent in French. Most recently, Ringwald is in Netflix's adaptation of Riverdale and plays Mary Andrews.
EMILIO ESTEVEZ – 'Andrew Clark'
He's the long-suffering brother of Charlie Sheen and as he gets older, he looks more like his father, Martin Sheen. Estevez has starred in other cheese-tastic classics such as Stakeout, Mighty Ducks and Young Guns. Lately however, he's switched to directing films instead of starring in them. His most recent film is The Public, which he also starred in, and focused on a public library being taken over by the homeless of downtown Cincinnati.
JUDD NELSON – 'John Bender'
SMOKE UP, JOHNNY! Judd Nelson, like Emilio Estevez, was one of the key members of the Brat Pack. Enjoying a successful career throughout the 80's, the intervening years weren't exactly kind. His most notable role since The Breakfast Club was TV's Suddenly Susan with fellow 80's throwback Brooke Shields. He's also had guest spots in Two And A Half Men, Pysch and had a recurring role in Empire.
ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL – 'Brian Johnson'
Anthony Hall's made a career post-Breakfast Club out of playing character roles, notably turning up in The Dark Knight as the TV anchorman the Joker kidnaps and hangs upside down, and as one of Tilda Swinton's hired goons in the excellent Michael Clayton. He also starred in the TV series remake of The Dead Zone and Warehouse 13. He also had a small cameo in Community as – you guessed it – a former nerd who becomes a bully in later life.
ALLY SHEEDY – 'Allison Reynolds'
Before we go any further, we need to address this. We thought it was bullshit that she basically had to change everything about herself in order to score Emilio Estevez. Why should she have to do that, eh? What's wrong with the way she was?! Anyways. Since The Breakfast Club, Ally Sheedy's been keeping busy. She also starred in indie drama Welcome To The Rileys with Kristen Stewart and James Gandolfini, and had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse as the teacher of Scott Summers, who'd go on to become Cyclops.
PAUL GLEASON – 'Mr. Vernon'
Paul Gleason is one of those “You know his face from somewhere” actors. What's he been in, you ask? Lots of classics including Die Hard, Trading Places, Arthur and a ton of TV shows like The A-Team, Hill Street Blues, Dallas, Miami Vice, Falcon Crest and Remington Steele. He even turned up in Seinfeld at one point. His final role was in 2006's Van Wilder: Party Liaison as the college dean.