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The Breakfast Club

Strange things happen to five students who attend Saturday morning detention.

Overall C

A Saturday morning detention turns out to be surprisingly bonding for five students (played by Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall) who thought they had nothing in common

Release date February 15, 1995

Violence B-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D
Substance Use D

Why is The Breakfast Club rated R? The MPAA rated The Breakfast Club R

Run Time: 97 minutes

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The Breakfast Club
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Breakfast Club rated R? The Breakfast Club is rated R by the MPAA

Violence:
Students are disrespectful of authority figures. A school principal locks a student in a storage room and makes verbal threats to physically harm the student. Blackmail is alluded to. Students cause property damage. One student wrestles another to the floor. A teen pulls out a switchblade during a physical altercation, but it is never used. A teen talks of physical abuse, as a punishment from a parent and between spouses. A character falls through a false ceiling and onto the floor. A character steals objects and says she is a compulsive liar. A character confesses to feelings of suicide.

Sexual Content:
A character threatens to urinate on the floor, and undoes the zipper of his pants. Crass sexual references and discussions are frequent, and sometimes used to embarrass or humiliate other students. Characters question others about their sexual experiences, including teasing them for being a virgin, and bullying them to reveal details of their private life. A teen girl confesses to having sexual relations with an authority figure, as well as paying for sex—but it is unclear if her claims are true. Feminine hygiene supplies are seen when a character dumps out the content of her purse. Teen couples kiss.

Language:
Pervasive use of mild, moderate and extreme profanities, including scatological slang and terms of deity used as exclamations. Frequent use of the sexual expletive and a couple of crude hand gestures, along with plentiful crass terms for sex and body parts. Derogatory sexual slurs, insults about body size, and name-calling are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
Teenaged characters smoke tobacco and marijuana cigarettes.Alcoholism is mentioned.

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The Breakfast Club
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba PG Language Warning
Ontario Not Rated AA (Adult Accompaniment) - Coarse Language.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

News About "The Breakfast Club"

Cast and Crew

The Breakfast Club is directed by John Hughes and stars Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Breakfast Club movie is March 10, 2015. Here are some details…

Release Date: 10 March 2015
The Breakfast Club releases in a 30th Anniversary Edition to home video (Blu-ray/Digital Copy/UltraViolet). The movie has been “Digitally Remastered and Fully Restored From 35mm Original Film Elements, ” and comes with the following bonus features:
- Accepting the Facts: The Breakfast Club Trivia Track
- Sincerely Yours
- The Most Convenient Definitions: The Origins of The Brat Pack
- Theatrical Trailer
- Feature Commentary with Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson

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