MILWAUKIE, Ore. –- "The Breakfast Club" is making a comeback. Some local high school students have nearly finished a remake of the 1985 movie, scene for scene.
The filmmakers are high schoolers in the North Clackamas School District, who take courses at the Sabin-Shellenberg Professional Technical Center. But they’ve put in lots of extra hours since last September to remake the movie.
“It’s been five months of nonstop filming on weekends and nonstop Breakfast Club,” said director and executive producer Hope Alexander, who is a junior.
The original John Hughes film focused on five students, all representing different cliques, who come together for a Saturday detention at their high school. And they eventually find common ground.
“The message behind this whole production is teenagers are really all the same no matter what generation. It’s like we are the Breakfast Club, we all have different stories behind us and together we became a family,” said Katie Yates. Yates is associate producer and plays socialite Claire Standish, originally played by Molly Ringwald.
The original movie launched the careers of Ringwald and other young actors, dubbed “The Brat Pack” in the 1980’s.
Class Instructor Deborah Barnes is proud of the work her students did, to recreate a full-length film, keeping it entertaining and relevant in 2014.
“The Breakfast Club has been one of those projects I’ve always wanted to see finished and this was the year," she said. "We had such a talented crew that came in this year and I said, 'Let’s go for it.'”
"The Breakfast Club" will premiere on the big screen at Clackamas High School Friday, January 31st at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.