Five students: Allison, a weirdo, Brian, a nerd, John, a criminal, Claire, a prom queen, and Andy, a jock, are forced to spend the day in Saturday detention. At first they are quiet, but later they start talking and learn that behind the exterior, they are all the same. OK, that original plot description sounds cheesy, but this is a classic! Everyone who can sit still for the length of a movie should have already seen it. If you haven't, buy it now! And don't tell anybody you haven't. It's embarrassing.
- Actors: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Paul Gleason
- Directors: John Hughes
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. )
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Mca Home Video
- DVD Release Date: April 29, 1998
- Run Time: 92 minutes
- DVD Features:
- Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
- Size: 7 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 1/2"
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. --Tom Keogh