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22 Things You Might Not Know About The Breakfast Club

The movie The Breakfast Club was released on February 15, 1985, 30 years ago today. Generation X related to the film and made it a hit. But there are probably a lot of facts about the movie's production that you don’t know. The cast could have been completely different.  

8. Emilio Estevez was originally slated to play Bender, but Hughes couldn’t find anyone else who was right for the Andrew role, so Estevez ultimately switched and the Bender gig went to Judd Nelson.

9. Similarly, Molly Ringwald was first asked to play Allison, but she wanted the Claire (named "Cathy" in the first draft of the script) role. Hughes eventually let her have it.

10. Other actresses that could have played Claire? Robin Wright, Jodie Foster, and Laura Dern, who all auditioned for the part.

15. John Cusack was also considered for the role of Bender, as was Nicolas Cage.

But there’s more than casting facts about The Breakfast Club in a list of anniversary trivia at mental_floss.


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