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John Hughes's popular 1985 teen drama finds a diverse group of high school students--a jock (Emilio Estevez), a metalhead (Judd Nelson), a weirdo (Ally Sheedy), a princess (Molly Ringwald), and a nerd (Anthony Michael Hall)--sharing a Saturday in detention at their high school for one minor infraction or another. Over the course of a day, they talk through the social barriers that ordinarily keep them apart, and new alliances are born, though not without a lot of pain first. Hughes (Sixteen Candles), who wrote and directed, is heavy on dialogue but he also thoughtfully refreshes the look of the film every few minutes with different settings and original viewpoints on action. The movie deals with such fundamentals as the human tendency toward bias and hurting the weak, and because the characters are caught somewhere between childhood and adulthood, it's easy to get emotionally involved in hope for their redemption. Preteen and teenage kids love this film, incidentally. The DVD release includes production notes, cast and crew bios, widescreen presentation, Dolby sound, closed captioning, optional French and Spanish soundtracks, and optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby
  • DTS Surround Sound

Cast

Emilio EstevezAndrew Clark
Paul GleasonRichard Vernon
Anthony Michael HallBrian Johnson
John KapelosCarl
Judd NelsonJohn Bender
Molly RingwaldClaire Standish
Ally SheedyAllison Reynolds

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  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: John Hughes
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 97 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 15, 1985
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaAug 3, 2010
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 2, 2003
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