Fate of the 'Breakfast Club' gang revealed 25 years later
Ever wonder what might have happened to Claire, Andy, Brian, John and Allison, our Breakfast Club heroes, 25 years after that Saturday afternoon in the school library? The always-brilliant Susannah Gora, author of You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation, has given us an update of our fave fivesome in the Washington Post.
I don't want to ruin all the surprises. (Click here to read it.) But here are some excerpts.
Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy): "Allison majored in women's studies at Oberlin, then moved to Seattle, where she spent the early '90s working as a barista at a fair-trade coffee bar."
Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall): "He moved to Silicon Valley to become an Internet entrepreneur, but after turning down offers to sell his startup for $300 million, he wound up with nothing when the tech bubble burst."
Andy Clark (Emilio Estevez): "He realized his true calling and went on to become a physical therapist, much to the frustration of his overbearing father."
Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald): "She never stopped thinking about Bender and is almost ready to accept his friend request on Facebook."
John Bender (Judd Nelson): "When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, it really ticked him off. He never liked malevolent authority figures, so he joined the Army, joking that it was his way of saying, "Eat my shorts, Saddam Hussein!"