This Day In History: The Breakfast Club Served Detention

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Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School.

Some movies are somewhat elusive about their setting dates. It’s that kind of flexibility which works for a few years, assisting in the suspension of disbelief.

For example, The Terminator was set “Tonight”, though very obviously “Tonight: 1984”.



Other movies take a very different tack, spelling out exactly when the story takes place. The Breakfast Club is one of those movies.

Meanwhile, the day Ferris Bueller took off took a bit more digging┬áto come up with June 5, 1986 (though it’s sort of a composite day, depending on whether you focus on the baseball game or the parade).

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Nostalgia Correspondent


Tristan’s just this guy, ya know?