Just the other day I was at home watching a bunch of 80’s movies on T.V. and one of the all-time classics was on, The Breakfast Club. For my money the best teen dialogue movie ever. Here are some fun quotes from the John Hughes classic.
Andrew(the jock)We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.
Bender:Hey, how come Andrew gets to get up? If he gets up, we’ll all get up, it’ll be anarchy.
Richard Vernon-What if your home… what if your family… what if your *dope* was on fire?
John Bender: [truthfully] Impossible, sir. It’s in Johnson’s underwear.
Okay so this whole movie has great dialogue but this one is pretty funny.
John Bender: What’re we having?
Brian Johnson: Uh, it’s your standard, regular lunch I guess…
[Bender reaches in the bag and pulls out a thermos. He sets it on the table and points at it]
John Bender: Milk?
Brian Johnson: Uh, soup.
John Bender: Ah.
[Bender goes in again and pulls out a juice box. Brian reaches toward the bag and Bender slaps his hand]
Brian Johnson: That’s apple juice…
John Bender: I *can* read. PB & J with the crusts cut off… Well, Brian, this is a very nutritious lunch. All the food groups are represented. Did your mom marry Mr. Rogers?
Brian Johnson: Uh, no, Mr. Johnson.
The classic closing speech
Brian Johnson: [closing narration] Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…
Andrew Clark: …and an athlete…
Allison Reynolds: …and a basket case…
Claire Standish: …a princess…
John Bender: …and a criminal…
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
and my favorite quote “And a god damned janitor ” Carl.