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Movie Fact #218 - June 4th, 2021


The single setting for 1985's The Breakfast Club was filmed at Maine North High School in Des Plaines, Illinois, which had closed in 1981. This was the same setting used for interior scenes of Hughes's 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which featured exterior shots from nearby Glenbrook North High School. And, in fact, on the Ferris Bueller's Day Off DVD commentary (featured on the 2004 DVD version), director of both films, John Hughes, revealed that he shot the two films concurrently to save time and money, and some outtakes of both films feature elements of the film crews working on the other film. Another indicator is that the same posters are featured in both films. Stay tuned!

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