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Anthony Michael Hall was the brain who joined a bunch of misfits for Saturday detention in 1985’s The Breakfast Club. But behind his naïve on-screen persona, the star led a very different life in reality. And more than 30 years on from his career-defining performance as geeky Brian Johnson, the actor is a shadow of the shy nerd he became synonymous with.

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One Saturday morning in Shermer, Illinois, five students reported for detention in the library of their high school. Seemingly, none of them had anything in common. Indeed, the group consisted of, by their own descriptions, a brain, a criminal, a basket case, an athlete and a princess. But by the end of the day, these diverse characters had let their guards down and forged unlikely bonds through their shared experiences.

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