Released on this day in 1985, The Breakfast Club is an American coming-of-age comedy-drama that follows five teenagers, each a member of a different high school clique, who spend a Saturday in detention together and come to realize that they are all more than their respective stereotypes, while facing a strict disciplinarian.
The film received critical acclaim and earned $51.5 million on a $1 million budget. Critics consider it one of the greatest high school films of all time.
The film was written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starred Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.
So where are they now?
The Breakfast Club soundtrack would be released a few days after... on February 19, 1985
The song "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds was released as a single the following day on February 20, 1985 in the United States - it would reachNo. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.