However these are the main characters:
In the simplest and in their own terms, Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case.
Anyways, the whole point of the story is that I was totally lucky when I was in high school. We were all friends (whether close friends or acquaintances) no matter if we were a sport, a princess, a nerd, a criminal (don't think there were any of those) or a basket case (that was me, btw). No matter what, we treated each other the same. You don't often think of it at the time, but how are you going to remember the high school years? Hating and not acknowledging each other?
I love how IMDB states:
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Yes! We are like each other in more ways than we thought! We need to remember these things! Originally I was just watching this for the heck of it, because I remember being amused. I am not part of the 80s generation. I am the 90s, which was all about being emotional and in constant angst. CONSTANT ANGST.