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The Breakfast Club    (Continued)

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By order of the principal they must each write a 1,000-word essay explaining who they think they are, and they get “the brain” – Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) – to do it. During the first half, Allison (Ally Sheedy), “the basket case,” rarely speaks, except for random outbursts, adding to her strange persona.

As the day evolves, the students gradually open up to each other and learn that the grass may not always be greener on the other side. Everyone reveals secrets about themselves and admits to having difficult relationships with their parents. As the hours pass, the stereotypes begin to fade. You see each reveal insecurities and discuss their pressures.

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