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The Breakfast Club (Widescreen)


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  • Actors: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason
  • Directors: John Hughes
  • Writers: John Hughes
  • Producers: John Hughes, Andrew Meyer, Gil Friesen, Michelle Manning, Ned Tanen
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: April 19 2011
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000A98ZP
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,898 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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John Hughes's popular 1985 teen drama finds a diverse group of high school students--a jock (Emilio Estevez), a metalhead (Judd Nelson), a weirdo (Ally Sheedy), a princess (Molly Ringwald), and a nerd (Anthony Michael Hall)--sharing a Saturday in detention at their high school for one minor infraction or another. Over the course of a day, they talk through the social barriers that ordinarily keep them apart, and new alliances are born, though not without a lot of pain first. Hughes (Sixteen Candles), who wrote and directed, is heavy on dialogue but he also thoughtfully refreshes the look of the film every few minutes with different settings and original viewpoints on action. The movie deals with such fundamentals as the human tendency toward bias and hurting the weak, and because the characters are caught somewhere between childhood and adulthood, it's easy to get emotionally involved in hope for their redemption. Preteen and teenage kids love this film, incidentally. The DVD release includes production notes, cast and crew bios, widescreen presentation, Dolby sound, closed captioning, optional French and Spanish soundtracks, and optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on June 30 2004
Format: DVD
Some question the durability of "The Breakfast Club," saying that the themes and plotlines do not hold up in today's teen society. As a 15-year-old, I would like to say that that is thoroughly untrue. 19 years after its release, "The Breakfast Club" is still a truthful, relateable account of teenagers and their personalities, and the ways in which they interact with each other. Sure, the stereotypes of the characters may be a bit exaggerated -- but that's necessary in order to get the point across. Watching this movie, I feel as if I know these people, or at least I've run across them at one point in my high school career.
The plot, as most people know, involves five different kids being assigned Saturday detention together. Each kid represents a typical high school stereotype -- a princess (Molly Ringwald), a jock (Emilio Estevez), a brain (Anthony Michael Hall), a basket case (the excellent Ally Sheedy), and a criminal (Judd Nelson). At the beginning of the day, none of them know each other, except for the princess and the jock. Throughout the day, they learn more about each other and work at tearing down the stereotypes that pit them against each other. As for the reviewer who said this isn't realistic that they would open up so much to each other -- it absolutely is. Put five kids into a room without an adult for nine hours, and they will talk about anything.
The beauty of this movie is the depth of the characters beyond the stereotypes -- particularly the nerd, Brian, who as we find out in the movie has problems well beyond what people think of him. He is the one that I most relate to in the movie. Watch "The Breakfast Club," and see who you most relate to. It's a great experience. Beyond the social commentary aspect, it's also just a funny movie.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nolene-Patricia Dougan on Oct. 24 2007
Format: DVD
Ah... the eighties - a simpler time. A time when James Cameron was the greatest Sci-fi director out there (he had not even begun his obsession with the Titanic). A time when bright, almost neon, colours and big hair were in. A time when Ferris Bueller had made cutting school into an art form and Judd Nelson was the coolest guy on the planet!

The Breakfast Club is not just another teenage movie, it is the teenage movie! (Even though the average age of the actors in the movie would have been about 25). I think you have to see it when you're a teenager to really appreciate it. Anyone who sees it when they are in their thirties or later, like Richard Vernon, (the teacher in charge of the unruly group of teenagers) has already forgotten what it was like to have raging hormones and bad hair.

You could argue that it is a movie by numbers, giving you all the elements and characters that teenagers can relate to. You have in the simplest terms and most convenient definitions a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Everyone one of us can relate to one of these characters (personally, I was the basket case). You have snappy dialogue, a very uncool and intolerant authority figure, in the guise of Paul Gleason, demonstrating the generation gap perfectly. Lots of pretty people to satisfy those raging hormones. You also have all the major topics that teenagers are most concerned about discussing, losing your virginity, parental oppression, and school status to name but a few.

The Breakfast Club is a film that I will make sure that my children watch when they are teenagers, and hopefully they will appreciate it as much as I did. (My kids are going to hate me!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on Nov. 26 2005
Format: DVD
this is one of THE best teen movies, ever! granted, it's an 80's flick, but one of the most worth seeing. My favourite character would have to be Bender (Judd Nelson), i love his sarcasm, his anger, and his all-out obvious perversions on love interest Claire (Molly Ringwald). Watch his eyes; it's all in the eyes.
All in all, it was a really good ensemble of characters and makes profound points about high school hierarchies and how teens relate to their parents (many of those points still applicable today, 2005!). even though the ending was a little predictable, i personally loved this movie and thank Hughes for producing one of the best teen movies i've ever seen.
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In 1985 a movie named "The Breakfast Club" came out and i don't think anybody expected it would become the hit and have the impact it did.This movie changed the way teen movies were made and set a new standart for them.Even today those movies all owe a little something to this beloved movie.It adresse issues such as stereotypes and teenage anger.It also points out a very strong message and even if the movie is over 20 years old now,it doesn't matter it still is up to date as most of the things that happens still happens in High Schools.There are still nerds,basket cases,princesses,criminals and athletes in each schools and that is precisly what the 4 main characters are,different from the rest.The story is original and is still as good and funny as it was back when it was released.

4 teens are sent to the 8 hours Saturday detention at a Illinois High School in a fictionnal city,for different reasons.John Bender(Judd Nelson),the criminal is sent there because of the false fire alarm he pulled earlier in the week.Andrew Clark(Emilio Estevez),aka the sporto,is there because he tapped ahem,someone's buns togheter.Andrew Johnson(Anthony Michael Hall),the nerd is there because he was caught with that's right,a flair gun in his locker.princess Claire Standish(Molly Ringwald)is there because she skipped class to go shopping(what else?hehe).Allison Reynolds(Ally Sheedy),the weirdo is simply there because she has nothing better to do.Those teens don't have much,if any in common except they all have problems and they all belong to different groups.Of course there is a character that you will relate to more than others,and if you want to know wich one mine was it was probably John Bender as he was the entertaining one.
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