March 19, 2021

#26 - "The Breakfast Club" (1985) with Laramy Wells

#26 -

Praised as a quintessential piece of '80s cinema and highly regarded among the greatest high school movies of all time, the legacy of this 80’s flick had endured due to the film's eclectic cast of teenage archetypes. Writer-director John Hughes' characters weren't just derivative personalities found in the everyday, run-of-the-mill teen comedy of the day, the characters were actually rooted in genuine human problems. Working with a $1 million budget, the reflective character study was an endearing portrait of adolescence, simplistic in its approach but emotionally rich in its contrasting, multi-dimensional views of each personality. For all its cliches, the film has lasted through the generations, with newer directors calling it an inspirational work. So grab your sack lunch (or your sushi rolls) and head to biggest high school library I’ve ever seen as Tim Williams and guest co-host, Laramy Wells, mess with the bull and get the horns as they discuss “The Breakfast Club” from 1985 on this episode of the 80’s Flick Flashback Here are some additional behind the scenes trivia we were unable to cover in this episode: Bender's flinch when Vernon fakes a punch was genuine. Judd Nelson really thought Paul Gleason was going to hit him. Judd Nelson improvised the part at the closing of the film where Bender raises his fist in defiance. He was supposed to just walk into the sunset, so to speak, and John Hughes asked him to play around with a few actions. When he was done and they were finishing up, Nelson threw his fist up without running it by anyone. Everyone loved it, and it has also become an iconic symbol of the 1980s as well as cinema history. Paul Gleason played Vernon again in the parody Not Another Teen Movie (2001). Molly Ringwald had a cameo, and Anthony Michael Hall was mentioned. Sources: Wikipedia IMDB Rotten Tomatoes Intro & Outro Music: "Total Eclipse" by Nathaniel Wyver Send us an email or reach out to us on social media to let us know what you liked, what you loved, what we may have missed, or what 80's movie we should watch next! Email - Facebook - Moviviews Presents 80's Flick Flashback Podcast (Fan Page) & Moviviews News & Reviews (Group Page) InstaGram - Moviviews --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: