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Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

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Directed by

John Hughes

Written by

John Hughes (Screenplay)

Runtime

98 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

They only met once, but it changed their lives forever.

Cast

Keywords

student teenager high school 1980s detention tardy hall

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