Why Rick Moranis Was Fired From The Breakfast Club


As The Breakfast Club, John Hughes’ groundbreaking comedic teen drama, celebrates its 30th anniversary with an upcoming digitally remastered re-release, it’s fun to reflect on certain aspects of the film that could have been, but never were. Most notable was the fact that iconic comedian Rick Moranis originally had a critical role in the film, only to see his performance end up on the cutting room floor.

According to an excerpt from Kirk Honeycutt’s upcoming biography, John Hughes: A Life in Film, published in Vanity Fair, the almost mythical idea of Rick Moranis’ involvement in The Breakfast Club took the …
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