September 21, 2010 12:20 PM

A brain, a princess, a basket case and a criminal – all back together again.

Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson – four of the five Brat Pack stars who rocketed to fame in John Hughes’s seminal high-school drama The Breakfast Club – reunited in New York City Monday night for a Film Society of Lincoln Center and New Wave hosted screening of the film to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The only missing face: the athlete (Emilio Estevez).

Hughes died last year at 59 and was honored at the Academy Awards last spring, where a number of his favored actors told anecdotes about working with him.

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“[John] put different parts of himself into all the different characters,” Sheedy told reporters of the late director. “He was just like that. He was brutally honest and open, so I think all those things are in the movie … Teenagers were treated with such respect in this movie. I think that s why people remember it so well.”

Breakfast Club stars in 1985
Everett Collection

Though she said she hadn’t seen the 1985 film in “many years,” Sheedy was excited to share the experience with a new generation on Monday. “Now I m seeing it with my daughter, who s here,” she said. “She s 16, and I m going to watch it with her. It s very cool.”

• Reporting by ASHER FOGLE

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