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I admit to being a huge fan of the films of John Hughes.  His films just make me smile and reach me on an emotional level.  None of his films did this more than The Breakfast Club.  I think it would be a wonderful thing if there were to a be a sequel to this film that catches up with the characters in their adult years.

Here’s What You Need To Know

John Hughes, after success with the screenplay for National Lampoon’s Vacation and his directorial debut Sixteen Candle, in 1985 released one of his best known films, The Breakfast Club, which featured many prominent Brat Pack members in a film that examined the stereotypes of a modern high school.  Hughes would go on to direct Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and many others.

Why Is This A Good Idea?

As a film that examined many still valid stereotypes (the jock, the misfit etc.) in teenage culture, the film is ripe for a sequel examining where these sorts of people tend to end up.  Did Bender become a criminal?  Is Brian a multi-millionaire computer mogul?  Did the experiences of the first film have a life-long effect on the characters?  And the cast of the film could still stand up today as all went on to successful (if not long lasting in all cases) acting careers.  And to be honest, Ally Sheedy‘s Allison is one of my all-time favorite movie characters and I would love see what happens to her as an adult.

But Will This Actually Happen?

It seems less likely since the passing of John Hughes but with 80’s nostalgia still at a fever pitch I wouldn’t rule it out.