‘The Breakfast Club’ (Vernon): “Any questions?”

THE BREAKFAST CLUB by John Hughes

From: Movie

Type: Comedic

Character: Richard Vernon, a teacher who has to spend his Saturday watching over students in dentention. And he hates it.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 30's | 40's | 50's

Summary: Vernon, in his own charming way, tells the students what to expect in dentention.

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VERNON: Well… well. Here we are! I want to congratulate you for being on time… It is now seven-oh-six. You have exactly eight hours and fifty-four minutes to think about why you’re here. To ponder the error of your ways… and you may not talk. You will not move from these seats. And you… will not sleep. Alright people, we’re gonna try something a little different today.  We are going to write an essay–of no less than a thousand words–describing to me who you think you are. And when I say essay… I mean essay. I do not mean a single word repeated a thousand times.  Is that clear Mr.  Bender? Good.  Maybe you’ll learn a little something about yourself.  Maybe you’ll even–decide whether or not you care to return. Sit down Johnson… My office…  (Vernon points.) …is right across that hall.  Any monkey business is ill-advised… any questions?

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