It’s been over 30 years since the film The Breakfast Club was released in theaters. The film tells the iconic story of five high school students who despite their differences must spend their entire Saturday together in detention. The group consists of all the stereotypical genres of teenagers: a popular princess, a jock, a rebel, an outcast and a nerd — in the end they all learn each other’s story and realize there’s much more to one another than their image. The film, which was almost called “The Lunch Bunch” and “Library Revolution,” was written, produced and directed by John Hughes and is considered his best work and one of the greatest high school films of all time! It’s been a long time since the movie was first released, but there’s still lots to know about what happened behind the scenes. Here’s a look at some things you probably didn’t know about The Breakfast Club:
15. A Parting Gift for the Cast
When the cast and crew were finished filming The Breakfast Club, the director John Hughes let each of the main actors take home a piece of the library’s banister as a souvenir.