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“Probably the best of the brat pack films. A group of teens must spend Saturday in detention. By the end of the afternoon they all seem to bear their souls.”
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When five high school students from different social groups are forced to spend a Saturday together in detention, they find themselves interacting with and understanding each other for the first time. A jock (Emilio Estevez), a criminal (Judd Nelson), a princess (Molly Ringwald), a basket case (Ally Sheedy), and a brain (Anthony Michael Hall) talk about everything from parental tension to sex to peer pressure to hurtful stereotypes while serving time. Ultimately, the five find that they may have more in common than they ever imagined and learn more about themselves as well as each other. The only question is, Will they remember what they've learned after they leave detention? Director and writer John Hughes, along with the stellar Brat Pack, cast makes this a memorable, moving film filled with believable dialogue, intelligent humor, and a sufficient dose of high school hijinx. Its timeless appeal makes this film a teen classic along with Hughes's other teen films from the 1980s: SIXTEEN CANDLES and FERRI...
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Director: John Hughes
Release Date: 1984
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: John Hughes
DVD Release Date: Universal Studios Home Video (September 02, 2003)
Runtime: 1hr 32min
Studio: Universal Pictures
Lunch Average Rating: +4 (122 ratings)
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