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30 years on: What The Breakfast Club cast look like now.

It’s been 30 years since The Breakfast Club was released.

30 years since Molly Ringwald began her reign as the 80s teen Queen and showed us the greatest party trick ever.

Since John Hughes followed on from Sixteen Candles to cement his place in teen-movie history.

Since John Bender iconically punched his fist into the air to the sound of Simple Mind’s ‘Dont You Forget About Me’.

The film about five very different teenagers all in a Saturday detention was released on February 15, 1985.

Obviously, this means we have to take a look back and see what the Jock, the Princess, the Brain, the Basket Case and the Criminal are up to now, right? RIGHT. SO RIGHT.

Before you carry on, let the gallery below refresh your memory.

The Princess –  Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald)

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Age: 46

Molly Ringwald has since appeared in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Not Another Teen Movie and Pretty in Pink. 

She is married to Panio Gianopoulos and they have three kids.

The Geek – Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall)

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Age: 46

Anthony Michael Hall has since appeared in Edward Scissorhands, Foxcatcher and Community.

He is godfather to Robert Downey Jr’s son Indio Falconer Downey.

The Jock – Andy Clark (Emilio Estevez)

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Age: 52

Emilio Estevez has since been in The West Wing, Two and a Half Men and The Mighty Ducks.

Charlie Sheen’s older brother has been engaged to Macedonian writer, Sonja Magdevski since 2006 and has two adult children.

The Basket Case – Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy)

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Age: 52

Ally Sheedy has since starred in St Elmo’s Fire, Home Alone 2 and CSI. 

The actress, who dated Richie Sambora in the ’80s was treated for a sleeping pill addiction in the mid-1990’s. She has one daughter.

The Criminal  – John Bender (Judd Nelson)

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Age: 55

The unrecognisable Judd Nelson has since starred in St Elmo’s Fire, Suddenly Susan and the upcoming Transformers 5. 

The actor made an appearance at the 2010 Academy Awards to pay tribute to the late John Hughes with other cast members of Hughes’ films.

What was your favourite ’80s film? Let us know in the comments. 

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