Bus the Breakfast Club out of their lily-white suburban neighborhood and into an inner-city hell-hole of a high school, give them something to really
worry about --like a tense hostage crisis -- and you've pretty much got the formula behind this so-so
social drama that nevertheless gets an A for idealism and effort. Dedicated teacher Mr. Knowles (Judd Nelson -- how's that for stunt casting?) is one of the few good things left about Lincoln High, a dilapidated and overcrowded Queens, NY, high school where security means metal detectors and hall
monitors recruited from the NYPD. When Mr. Knowles is suspended, an angry confrontation between students -- lead by ...