Heathers (1988)

“It’s one thing to want someone out of your life, but it’s another thing to serve them a wake-up cup full of liquid drainer.”

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At the very closing part of the film where Bender raises his fist in defiance, that was actually ad libbed. He was supposed to just walk into the sunset, so to speak, and John Hughes asked him to play around with a few actions. When he was done and they were finishing up, Judd Nelson threw his fist up without running it by anyone. Everyone loved it, and it has become an iconic symbol of the 1980’s.

Odd Movies for Rainy Days

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Heathers (1988)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Seven (1995)

American Beauty (1999)

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

The Glass House (2001)

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Juno (2007)

Submarine (2010)

Hick (2011)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

August: Osage County (2013)

Flowers in the Attic (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

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Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the breakfast club. 

The Breakfast Club (1985) dir. John Hughes