R | | Comedy, Drama
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Simple Minds were initially reluctant to record "Don't You (Forget About Me)", believing that it was just a throwaway song for a forgettable movie. They recorded the song within three hours and then forgot about it, as they continued to work on their next album. After the movie came out, the band discovered that the song has reached #1 in the US charts.
What did you wanna be when you were young?
Carl: When I was a kid, I wanted to be John Lennon.
Richard Vernon: Carl, don't be a goof. I'm making a serious point here.
At the end of the film when Brian was writing the essay/letter, he kisses the paper. There is nothing written on the paper.
The end credits are played over a darker freezing frame of John Bender (Judd Nelson) at the field with his fist pump
Criterion Collection release from 2018 includes 50 minutes worth of deleted scenes previously unavailable on a home format.
$5,107,599 18 February 1985