How would you sum up “The Breakfast Club” in one hand gesture?
Judd Nelson’s defiant fist?
Or principal Richard “Dick” Vernon’s antagonizing bull horns?
You do not have to get the answer to that question “next Saturday”.
The ladies of “Tbe Breakfast Club”, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy cast their vote when they sat down with TheWrap to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the seminal teenage film about a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal stuck in detention on a Saturday in Shermer, Illinois.
Ringwald and Sheedy linked back up with Universal for an anniversary screening and panel at SXSW in Austin.
Castmates Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson have been friendly towards the film and reunion events over the decades. Emilio Estevez has not. Nelson would have been in Austin, but was working on “Empire” promotion.
After the public reunion, they revealed to TheWrap why the studio’s decision to shoot “Sixteen Candles” first altered the fortunes of (then “local Chicago actor”) John Cusack and how Nic Cage and Robyn Wright could have ended up in the “Brat Pack”.
In our interview above, Sheedy also reveals to Ringwald for the first time that she read for the redhead’s star making turn in “Sixteen Candles.”
For details on a female teacher naked swimming scene that got cut, how Hughes first approached Ringwald about Sheedy’s basketcase character Allison, and their joint vote for the fist or the horns, watch the video at the top.
In honor of the 30th anniversary, the film returns to theaters for two nights only: this Thursday, March 26 and next Tuesday, March 31.
A newly restored version of the film on Blu-Ray with Digital HD as well as Ultraviolet & DVD are now available, and come with a bonus featurette.