A rag-tag bunch of unruly kids are ordered into school on a Saturday for an extra special morning detention. Defiant at first, they eventually find a camaraderie when the principal buggers off and leaves them to entertain themselves.
Hughes has made funnier (Ferris Bueller) and better (Pretty In Pink), but this is the only one you could get away with calling iconic. Good and bad, it's still the definitive '80s teen movie - and, to paraphrase Simple Minds - don't you forget about it.
Reviewed by Simon Crook
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