The Breakfast Club

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Name: The Breakfast Club
Abbreviation(s): TBC
Creator: Universal Pictures, John Hughes
Date(s): 1985
Medium: Film
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: IMDB
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The Breakfast Club is a 1985 teen comedy/drama film that is considered one of the best of the "Brat Pack" films from the 1980s. The plot concerns five high school students from different social cliques (a jock [ Emilio Estevez as Andrew Clark], a brain [Anthony Michael Hall as Brian Johnson], a rebel [Judd Nelson as John Bender], a princess [Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish] and a [Ally Sheedy as Allison Reynolds]) spending a Saturday in detention for different reasons and how they come to bond and understand each other.


Fanworks commonly reference the archetypes of "a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal" that the groups identifies by at the end of the film.

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On AO3, everybody gets paired with everybody else.

Breakfast Club AU

Breakfast Club AUs are a fusion crossover, in effect. They involve a group of characters being placed in a scenario following the film's plot. Depending on how dissimilar the canons are, these works are typically High School AUs, Mundane AUs, or whatever is necessary to strip the plot down to focus on the character interactions. The are mildly or significantly altered to fit the archetypes of the original group.

AU fanart placing characters in the roles of the group in the film's iconic poster is also popular.

Example Fanfiction