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THE BREAKFAST CLUB
November 25, 2017  | By David Bianculli

Cinemax, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Tonight in prime time, Cinemax presents a double feature by writer-director John Hughes, presenting two of his most famous teen films. The opener is 1985’s The Breakfast Club, a character study about a Saturday in high school detention with various familiar stereotypes: Ally Sheedy the outcast, Judd Nelson the rebel, Anthony Michael Hall the nerd, Emilio Estevez the jock, and Molly Ringwald the popular girl. The Breakfast Club peeks behind the stereotypes to find angst in everyone, and made the film a touchstone of sorts for its generation. And at 9:40 p.m. ET, that film is followed by one Hughes wrote and directed the previous year: Sixteen Candles, which also stars Ringwald and Hall.

 
 
 
 
 
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