Some F**K Called John Hughes

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John Hughes happens to be the Writer, Director and Producer of one of my favourite 80’s films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Not seen it, What! You seriously need to sort out your priorities (It’s Amazing).

Erm, let me explain the title of this article for some sensitive readers. It’s a quote from another amazing film titled: Dogma. There is a scene with Jay and Silent Bob, you’ve got to know who these guys are, No? Damn, you need to get studying…

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Clerks (1994), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Clerks II (2006).

So during the scene in Dogma, Jay is explaining that he and his silent life-partner had went on a sort of pilgrimage to Shermer, Illinois (a fictional location where John Hughes movies are set). Check out the complete quote on IMDb.

Anyway, I kind of drifted slightly away from topic. My favourite John Hughes films are: The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck and The Great Outdoors.

He often uses actors from the Brat Pack: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. Some of his movies have hidden ending after the credit-roll Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Seriously, watch it!).

Below I have listed some of movies that John Hughes was involved with:

Movie Writer Producer Director
Sixteen Candles (1984) x - x
The Breakfast Club (1985) x x x
Weird Science (1985) x - x
Pretty in Pink (1986) x x -
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) x x x
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) x x x
The Great Outdoors (1988) x x -
Uncle Buck (1989) x x x
Home Alone (1990) x x -
Curly Sue (1991) x x x
Beethoven (1992) x - -
Dennis the Menace (1993) x x -
Baby’s Day Out (1994) x x -
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) x x -
101 Dalmatians (1996) x x -
Flubber (1997) x x -