Phil in Breakfast Club?

The only other girl is Allison, the basket case. She remains silent for the first 33 minutes of the film, but her eccentricities belie her quiet courage. Dressed in dark colors and hair in her face, she appears to put up a wall to keep others out. Her indifference to status creates a challenge to the others, especially the athlete, Andrew. When the others are smoking pot, she doesn’t partake. There’s a deleted scene, that Ally Sheedy is said to have improvised, where Allison hides in a booth while the others smoke, and sings Phil Ochs’ “My Life” to herself (It was deleted because the studio couldn’t secure licensing for the song).


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