The stars of John Hughes’ 80s high school movie, The Breakfast Club (1985), reunited in New York City to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary.
The Breakfast Club’s Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson celebrated the film’s 25th anniversary on Monday night by watching a screening of the film together. The only missing star was the athlete (Emilio Estevez).
The iconic film, about five stereotypical high school students sharing their stories with each other during detention, set Hughes apart as a great director and writer.
Hughes, who also gave us Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, and Sixteen Candles, passed away at 59 last year, and was honored at the Academy Awards last spring. Ally Sheedy recalled working with John.
“[John] put different parts of himself into all the different characters. He was just like that. He was brutally honest and open, so I think all those things are in the movie … Teenagers were treated with such respect in this movie. I think that’s why people remember it so well.”
Sheedy hadn’t seen the film in “many years” and was excited to enjoy the film with her teenage daughter on Monday. “Now I’m seeing it with my daughter, who’s here. She’s 16, and I’m going to watch it with her. It’s very cool.”