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Title:
The breakfast club [DVD videorecording]
Author(s):
Tanen, Ned,
Edition:
Flashback edition.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Edition from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.

Special features: "Sincerely yours" featurette; "The most convenient definitions : the origins of the Brat Pack" featurette; feature commentary with Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson; theatrical trailer.
Abstract:
Widescreen. Five high school students-- a Rebel, an Athlete, a Brain, a Princess and a Basketcase-- find themselves thrown together serving a Saturday morning detention. They do not have much in common, except giving up their day, sitting in the school library, and writing an essay for the principal. At first, they argue and hate each other, but after smoking some of the Rebel's marijuana, they begin to pour their hearts out to each other. They talk about their fears, secrets, deepest emotions, and problems.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
Language:
English (DTS 5.1, Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby digital 2.0) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby digital 2.0) dialogue wtih optional French or Spanish subtitles and optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono. ; dual layer single-sided (DVD-9).
Geographic Term:
Pub Date:
Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]

©2008
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Summary

Summary

John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Rovi


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