Tagged: John Hughes

John Wilden Hughes Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed and/or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s including the comedy National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles (1984), the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985), the coming-of-age comedy-drama The Breakfast Club (1985), the coming-of-age comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), the romantic comedy-drama Pretty in Pink (1986), the romance Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), the comedies Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and Uncle Buck (1989), the Christmas family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). Hughes was known for his work on teen movies and for helping launch the careers of numerous actors including Michael Keaton, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Bill Paxton, Matthew Broderick, Macaulay Culkin, and the Brat Pack group.

Planes Trains & Automobiles 1987 Movie Poster

Planes Trains & Automobiles (1987) Encore Presentation

Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.

Planes Trains & Automobiles 1987 Movie Poster

Planes Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 Movie Poster

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Quote: “Tell ya what, dipshit. If you don’t like my policies you can come on down here and smooch my big ole’ white butt. Pucker up, buttercup” – Ed Rooney If you’ve seen “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” you remember every scene. If you’ve never seen it,...

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The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club Quote: “Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.” – Bender High School was a very different place for teenagers back in 1985. There were no cell phones, lockers were still in use, and there was this strange building on campus called the “Library”...

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Christmas Vacation (1989)

Christmas Vacation Quote “Oh, the silent majesty of a winter’s morn… the clean, cool chill of the holiday air… an asshole in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer” – Clark Griswold “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” tops nearly every list of favorite Christmas movies and holds a warm...

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Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone Quote: “Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association? ” — Kevin McCallister Home Alone is the perfect modern Christmas movie: full of gags, pranks and warm messages about the holiday season… Or is it? Take a trip back to 1990 as we explore the parenting skills of...