"They were five total strangers with nothing in common, meeting for the first time. A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal."
"The Breakfast Club" premiered on Feb. 15, 1985.
Where is the detention hall crew 30 years later?
The Princess: Molly Ringwald
Actress Molly Ringwald arrives at the Hollywood world premiere of "Mirror Mirror" in Los Angeles, March 17, 2012.
Ringwald starred in three movies directed by John Hughes in three years, starting with "Sixteen Candles" in 1984, "The Breakfast Club" in 1985 and "Pretty in Pink" in 1986.
Molly Ringwald recently shed her signature red locks. Here, she arrives at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Dec. 7, 2014.
The Brain and the Criminal
John Cusack was originally cast as John Bender, but director John Hughes didn't think he looked threatening enough and replaced him with Judd Nelson, seen here at right with Anthony Michael Hall.
The Criminal: Judd Nelson
Actor Judd Nelson arrives for the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebration of the 25th anniversary of "The Breakfast Club" and remembrance of filmmaker John Hughes in New York, Sept. 20, 2010.
Nelson also starred in "St. Elmo's Fire" in 1985, cementing his place in the brat-pack. He is said to be filming "Transformers 5" due out in 2016.
The Brain: Anthony Michael Hall
Cast member Anthony Michael Hall attends a screening of the film "Foxcatcher" during AFI Fest 2014 in Los Angeles, Nov. 13, 2014.
Hall escaped from his geeky teen roles in "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Sixteen Candles" and "Weird Science" to star in "The Dead Zone" TV series from 2002 to 2007.
The Jock and the Basket Case
John Hughes said that he convinced investors to let him direct the film by shooting it in one location on a $1 million budget.
The Basket Case: Ally Sheedy
Actress Ally Sheedy arrives for the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebration of the 25th anniversary of "The Breakfast Club" and remembrance of filmmaker John Hughes in New York, Sept. 20, 2010.
Sheedy was known to 1985 audiences for her role in 1983's "War Games" and later that year in "St. Elmo's Fire."
The Jock: Emilio Estevez
Actor-director Emilio Estevez speaks at a news conference with Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, left, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Cincinnati.
Estevez started directing with "Men at Work," starring his brother, Charlie Sheen. He has directed several television episodes.
"The Breakfast Club": 1985
All of the stars of "The Breakfast Club" became the core of the "brat pack" of young actors in the mid-1980s.
Assistant Principal Richard Vernon
"You're not fooling anyone, Bender. The next screw that falls out will be you."
Paul Gleason played the assistant principal who asks the students to write an essay during detention saying "who they are."
Character actor Paul Gleason, died of lung cancer in May 2006. He was 67.
Gleason acted in film and television from 1962 to 2006.
"The Breakfast Club": 2005
Cast members from the "The Breakfast Club" from left, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, and Paul Gleason pose backstage after receiving the Silver Bucket of Excellence Award at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, June 4, 2005.
Director John Hughes in 1984.
Hughes wrote "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Mr. Mom" and "National Lampoon's European Vacation." He also wrote and directed "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," and "Weird Science."
Tribute to John Hughes
From left, actors Jon Cryer, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Macaulay Culkin and Matthew Broderick stand on stage for the John Hughes tribute during the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 7, 2010.
Tribute to John Hughes
Hughes helped launched the careers of each of the actors. From left, Matthew Broderick, Macaulay Culkin, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Jon Cryer and Anthony Michael Hall pose for photographers after participating in a tribute to director John Hughes at the the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 7, 2010.