Brian Johnson
(Anthony Michael Hall)

Anthony's best lines:

Saturday...March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062.

"The boy has marijuana. That was marijuana. Do you approve of this?"

"Chicks cannot hold their smoke...that's what it is."

"So then what are we doing?"

"And, uh, I didn't have any shoes. So I had to borrow my dad's. Itwas kinda weird 'cause my mom doesn't like me to wear other people's shoes.
And, uh, my cousin cousin Kendall from, uh, Indiana...He got high once and you know, he started eating like really weird foods.
And uh, and then he just felt like he didn't belong anywhere. You know, kinda like, you know "Twilight Zone" kinda."

You wear tights?
No I don't wear tights, I wear the required uniform...
Shut up!

Some of Anthony's greatest scenes. . .

ANDREW: Yeah, well he's got a name.

JOHN: Yeah?

ANDREW: Yeah. What's your name?

BRIAN: Brian.


JOHN: My condolences.

BRIAN: I don't get along with 'em, ya know, their idea of parental compassion is just, ya know, wacko, ya know.

JOHN: Dork.

BRIAN: Yeah?

JOHN: You are a parent's wet dream, okay?

BRIAN: Well, that's the problem.

JOHN: Look, I can see ya gettin' all bunged up for them makin' ya wear these kinda clothes,but face it. You're a neo-maxie zoom dweebie.

ANDREW: You know, this is the worst fake ID I've ever seen. Do you realize you made yourself 68?

BRIAN: I know, I know, I goofed it.

BRIAN: Dear Mr. Vernon,

We except the fact that we have to sacrifice a Saturday in detention for whatever it is we did wrong,
and what we did was wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are.
What do you care?. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplist terms, the most convienient definition.
You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal,correct?.
That's the way we saw each other at 7 o'clock this morning. We were brainwashed.

BRIAN: Dear Mr. Vernon,

"we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong.
But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are.
You see us as you want to see us...
In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions.
But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain."
ANDREW: And an athlete.
ALLISON: And a basket case.
CLAIRE: A princess.
JOHN: And a criminal.
BRIAN: Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours,