Making sure that they are not forgotten, Molly Ringwald and the rest of the cast of 1985 hit movie, The Breakfast Club recently reunited. The cast appeared at the 30th Anniversary Restoration World Premier of the film at the South by Southwest Film Festival at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas on Monday.
The Breakfast Club is a story of five teens subjected to spend Saturday detention. The students each represented one high school stereotype and were not initially friends. After a whole day of talking about their own problems and seeing through each other’s similarities, they become close in the end. Cast includes Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hann and Judd Nelson.
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“Brat Pack” ladies Ringwald and Sheedy were serenaded along with the attendees of the film fest by the Barton Hills Choir with their own rendition of the film’s classic theme song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by The SimpleMinds. The theme song got the cast reminiscing about their experiences in filming the movie.
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“There’s been nothing to replace it. Until something comes along that can hold a candle to these movies, they will continue to be what they are,” Ringwald has been quoted saying in 2010.
“I always loved the script, and I loved the movie, but I never imagined that we would be talking about it 30 years later,” Ringwald said. She shared the movie to her daughter and was surprised that the impact of the story had her daughter relating herself to one of the film’s characters. “She felt that I had too many expectations on her. It was this incredible moment where I realized I was the parent,” Ringwald added.
The Breakfast Club will be shown across America on Thursday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 31. The anniversary edition is also now available on DVD and Blu-ray.