And the rest is history. Always loved this movie. Crazy how fast time moves.
39 years ago today, 3/24/84, 5 teenagers served a Saturday detention together…
|by Anonymous||reply 36||March 25, 2023 7:48 PM|
And two weeks ago (3/11/23) John Bender would have finished his Saturday detentions sentence lol
|by Anonymous||reply 1||March 25, 2023 2:11 PM|
I AM FUCKING OLD!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||March 25, 2023 2:17 PM|
1984?! I thought it was 1985.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||March 25, 2023 2:31 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||March 25, 2023 2:32 PM|
The weird girl reminded me of Roxie Shayne from Guiding Light.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||March 25, 2023 2:33 PM|
R3 you are correct. It’s a year off.
38 years ago. 1985.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||March 25, 2023 2:33 PM|
R4 the characters were teens. Yes. We aren’t speaking about the actors in reality
|by Anonymous||reply 7||March 25, 2023 2:34 PM|
Ally Sheedy should have been nominated for an Oscar for this.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||March 25, 2023 2:39 PM|
Was Saturday detention ever a real thing?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||March 25, 2023 2:43 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||March 25, 2023 2:45 PM|
I didn't even exist.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||March 25, 2023 2:46 PM|
R11 I was born in 1986, so same.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||March 25, 2023 2:49 PM|
“Shut up, bitch. Go fix me a turkey pot pie.”
|by Anonymous||reply 13||March 25, 2023 2:53 PM|
I was born in 2005 so definitely didn’t exist. 😝
|by Anonymous||reply 14||March 25, 2023 2:53 PM|
A question for you gaylings (R11 &R12). When we eldergays mention a 38-year old movie like "The Breakfast Club", does it seem to you like something from some ancient time? In 1985, if someone had mentioned "Life with Father" or "Forever Amber" to me, they might as well have been talking about films from the silent movie period for all I knew.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||March 25, 2023 2:56 PM|
Oh, so since it came out before your existence, it cannot be discussed?
You were tucked inside your mothers' ovaries at the time, and can watch this shit right now on a phone in your pocket.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||March 25, 2023 2:59 PM|
R15 I was born a year after the movie came out, so to me it isn’t old, because if it is old then I am old haha. It’s just older than me.
I think of movies pre-80s as very old though, but also interesting. I’m not someone who looks down on older stuff. I like to watch stuff from the past.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||March 25, 2023 3:00 PM|
When I was a gayling, I knew all about classic films. Even Forever Amber, because it was a notorious book, and a notorious bomb at the time.
Fine if it was not your area of interest, but why add that you haven't seen it without showing an iota of curiosity? Why do people feel the need to add nothing but their own vacuous ignorance?
You haven't seen it, but you must be aware of it, even if it is just because a Disney show made a reference to it in 2004.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||March 25, 2023 3:03 PM|
R3 you are both right. The movie was released in 1985 but the movie is set in 1984. So OP is right. The characters had Saturday detention 39 years ago, but yesterday. Not today. OP is off a day.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||March 25, 2023 3:04 PM|
R18 who said they didn’t watch it? I’ve watched it probably 30 times. They used to give it all the time on tv in the 90s and 00s.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||March 25, 2023 3:05 PM|
It was my first movie with older teens and not with my family or parental figure. I was 12 and I was hanging out with the cool kids. I remember watching the movie and thinking these are what real teenagers are like, ha. And looking down my row and thinking that my older teen acquaintances were like the teens on screens. Little did I know Judd Nelson was like 28.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||March 25, 2023 3:11 PM|
[Quote]A question for you gaylings ([R11] &[R12]). When we eldergays mention a 38-year old movie like "The Breakfast Club", does it seem to you like something from some ancient time? In 1985, if someone had mentioned "Life with Father" or "Forever Amber" to me, they might as well have been talking about films from the silent movie period for all I knew.
Thanks to cable films from the 80s Goonies, Fast Times . . .are well-known by yungins
|by Anonymous||reply 22||March 25, 2023 3:13 PM|
R20 is kind of getting at the heart of what I was trying to ask at R15. In 1985, I was aware of movies that came out 30-40 years prior. But in my mind, they seemed to have been from a whole other era (which they were) because they weren't as ubiquitous in 1980s culture. For young people today, because they have easier access to 40-year old movies and were likely exposed to them regularly via cable or VHS while growing up, I'm wondering if they view something like "The Breakfast Club" as ancient in the same way I would have viewed "Forever Amber" as ancient in 1985.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||March 25, 2023 3:15 PM|
[quote] Crazy how fast time moves.
Especially at Ridgemont High!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||March 25, 2023 3:18 PM|
Why didn't Emilio Estevez have more of a career? Or maybe he did and I'm unaware of it? Just curious. He had an endearing manner and was a handsome (cute) dude.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||March 25, 2023 3:24 PM|
Most of them didn’t have much of a career outside of their teen roles. That was common back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||March 25, 2023 3:26 PM|
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||March 25, 2023 3:26 PM|
He enjoys running a winery more than showing his ass, R25
Which is (or was, anyway) perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||March 25, 2023 3:27 PM|
Emilio is a nepo baby. He’s also a trust fund kid. It’s not like he had to work much.
But he did have The Mighty Ducks franchise too which was a hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||March 25, 2023 3:34 PM|
Emilio and Charlie are complete opposites in every way. And I always respected Emilio for keeping his Estevez surname and not changing it like Martin and Charlie did.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||March 25, 2023 3:36 PM|
I am more of a “Fast Times” person, but I did think Judd Nelson was kind of hot in this. And yes, Emilio was cute as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||March 25, 2023 6:18 PM|
Also, I don’t buy Ms. Ringwald as a “beauty”, “princess” might have been a more apt term for the film’s publicity. I went to a fairly UMC public school on the east coast my and I don’t know anyone who brought sushi for lunch.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||March 25, 2023 6:22 PM|
One of my fave movies
|by Anonymous||reply 33||March 25, 2023 6:23 PM|
OP, you wear tights?!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||March 25, 2023 6:29 PM|
R32 they’re from Chicago suburbs. And some people did do that. Your experience isn’t everyones.
Molly was very pretty in this.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||March 25, 2023 7:36 PM|
R5 Remembering Roxie led to Lujack / Vincent Irrizary which led to Wikipedia: “On March 16, 2023, his son Elias, who had been a cadet at The Citadel, was convicted for his involvement in the January 6 United States Capitol Attack and sentenced to 14 days in prison.” Vincent was from Queens, so that kinda checks out.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||March 25, 2023 7:48 PM|