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01-15-2008, 07:28 AM
Retro Wednesdays are here in Raleigh, NC--that's right..a locally owned movie theater shows older movies each month (on Wednesdays) and this month's feature is

"Don't you forget about me, i'll the one dancing you know it baby..."

The Breakfast Club one of the better teen movies of the 1980's IMHO.


Shady Lane
01-15-2008, 07:29 AM
One of my favorites. I watch it all the time.

01-15-2008, 07:31 AM
I'm so glad that it's being shown on the big screen...I wasn't old enough to see it when it came out and now i'm taking that opportunity.

01-15-2008, 07:31 AM
That's one of those I keep telling myself I really need to watch...and then never do.

01-15-2008, 07:32 AM
it's a very good movie...reminds me of today's youth where kids are so mean to ones who are considered "different"..you know what I mean?

01-15-2008, 07:34 AM
Too bad I'm three hours away from Raleigh...maybe they'll show it at school.

01-15-2008, 07:41 AM
Well you can always rent it :) But seeing it on the big screen is really cool too :) You never know though.

01-15-2008, 07:41 AM
Awesome film. Terrific cast. Great score. Even though it's set in the early 1980's, it just doesn't feel dated (except for Molly Ringwald's wardrobe). Those "kids" still exist in high schools today.

01-15-2008, 07:44 AM
Yes it is a very powerful movie...great cast, setting :) And you would think with them in detention all day you'd get bored watching it but you don't.

I love it when they're up in the ceiling :) hilarious stuff.

01-15-2008, 05:26 PM
It's a cleverly written, timeless, classic. Love it.

01-15-2008, 05:28 PM
That would be so cool to see that on the big screen again. I love that movie. I think I know the dialogue word for word.

01-15-2008, 05:29 PM
I so wonder if Claire is fat now?

01-15-2008, 05:30 PM
"Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?"

01-15-2008, 05:31 PM
I so wonder if Claire is fat now?
Either way, she can probably still put on lipstick using her cleavage. Now THAT's talent.

01-15-2008, 05:33 PM
Yes...put she'd probably be hopeless pulling the trunk and getting the light to work too...I mean who could pull that off!

01-15-2008, 05:36 PM
Great movie. Funny how sushi seemed so exotic back then. Now you can find it next to the deli counter.

01-15-2008, 06:06 PM
"....all I need now is a lobodomy & some tights."

I won something off the radio for knowing where that came from :D

01-15-2008, 06:59 PM
Either way, she can probably still put on lipstick using her cleavage. Now THAT's talent.I forgot about that.

Celia Cyanide
01-15-2008, 07:19 PM
"so it is a social thing...demented and sad, but social!"

01-15-2008, 07:28 PM
I love that movie though I've never seen it on the big screen. Classic 80's movie with the classic 80's cast.

I :heart: Judd Nelson. :)

01-15-2008, 07:39 PM
I love that movie though I've never seen it on the big screen. Classic 80's movie with the classic 80's cast.

I :heart: Judd Nelson. :)

I had such a crush on Judd Nelson after that movie. I loved him, huge nostrils and all.

01-15-2008, 07:40 PM
"I never did it either. I'm not a nymphomaniac. I'm a compulsive liar."

Tee hee!

01-15-2008, 07:42 PM
"I never did it either. I'm not a nymphomaniac. I'm a compulsive liar."

Tee hee!

That character probably grew up to be a writer.

Lyra Jean
01-15-2008, 07:58 PM

Here is a picture of Molly 29 November 2007. The site wouldn't let me copy and paste. She's promoting a children's book series but it doesn't say who wrote it.

The Breakfast Club was an awesome movie.

Lyra Jean
01-15-2008, 07:59 PM
Okay the link doesn't go to the picture I found. It goes to one of Molly in 2003. I don't know how to fix it though.

01-15-2008, 08:03 PM
I so loved that movie, the music, the cast, all of it, but most especially the writer in me wanted to have written the letter to the principal at the end.

01-15-2008, 10:44 PM
Tomorrow night's the night :) I can't wait :)

01-15-2008, 11:12 PM
You ever see the TV version when Judd Nelson character's yelling "Foul you! Foul you!"

Somehow, that scene loses its impact right there.

I love the movie, though. It came out when two years before I went into high school, but I watched it when I was attending high school, so it's very nostalgiac for me.


01-17-2008, 09:35 AM
OMG....I went to see it and it was like seeing it for the first time all over again :) I had forgotten so many things.

And bestill my heart...I have NETFLIX and on certain plans you can watch unlimited movies on your pc...well it's on there too.. so I watched it again **hehehe**

It was totally rad man :) Like totally :D

01-18-2008, 05:37 AM
You ever see the TV version when Judd Nelson character's yelling "Foul you! Foul you!"

I think we could devote an entire thread to "edited for TV" films and the substitutes they use for expletives. There were some pretty creative ones in The Usual Suspects. ;)

David Erlewine
01-18-2008, 04:32 PM
My favorite line was "So I can vote!" That always killed me. When I recently saw Superbad, I laughed at the "McLovin" name but still found it much funnier that AMH's ID had him at 65 years old!

I have a love-hate relationship with the movie b/c years ago when my younger bro was early in a relationship with his eventual wife...I swung by to pick him up at her house and we ended up hanging out there playing movie trivia games with her and her family (including some younger sisters and Mom). I asked a question with the correct answer of "Did you slip her the hot beef injection?" and was never forgiven by her family.

01-18-2008, 09:47 PM
This is one of the movies I have to watch when I am flipping through channels.

01-18-2008, 10:08 PM
Anthony Michael Hall is the nerd representation for the era that was the early to middle 80s. I would not have wanted to be a teenager at any other time in history... seriously.

01-19-2008, 05:06 AM
I will be watching this movie tonight. My wife has always said that this is a great movie and we bought it a few weeks ago. I have never seen it before, so I can't wait, especially after all the great reviews!:snoopy:

01-19-2008, 07:25 AM
I remember the "Breafast Club" that movie is classic. Not to go off the topic , since Molly Ringwald was in this movie, its also one of my all time favorites, "Sixteen Candles" hiliarious!

01-19-2008, 08:21 AM
Ok so I finally watched the Breakfast Club. I have to admit it was much better than I thought it would be. I'd always thought how exciting can a movie be about 5 teenagers in detention lol. But it was very good, never got boring and some great acting on display. Also some great lines!

01-25-2008, 10:06 AM
Especially when Ally Sheedy dumps her purse contents onto the chair :) "Want to see what's in my purse?"

"Claire. That's a fat person's name."

"I forgot my pencil."--you HAVE to see the movie for this one!! :)

"I'm also in the physics club. Physics club."

Great movie.

01-25-2008, 10:53 AM
I loved the movie and watch it whenever it's on TV. I graduated high school in 1981 and I can totally relate. ;)

My favorite line? "We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."

01-28-2008, 06:43 PM
The Breakfast Club is one of my favorites. I always cry when I watch it. And I don't really um, ever cry. That and My Girl, man, but don't tell anyone.