‘80s teen flick director John Hughes dies at 59

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Associated Press

    Aug. 6, 2009, 4:17PM

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    Associated Press

    The credits for John Hughes, shown in 1984, also include National Lampoon's Vacation, Mr. Mom and Weird Science.

    NEW YORK — A spokeswoman for John Hughes said the director of 1980s coming-of-age films like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club has died in Manhattan.

    Michelle Bega said Hughes, 59, died of a heart attack during a morning walk. He was in Manhattan to visit family.

    He made a teen star of Molly Ringwald with 1984's Sixteen Candles, about a girl's nightmarish birthday on the eve of her sister's wedding.

    Ringwald also starred in The Breakfast Club, about a group of high school misfits during Saturday detention, and Pretty in Pink.

    Hughes also directed Ferris Bueller's Day Off and wrote Home Alone.. He lived in Illinois and set many of his films in the Chicago area.

  2. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like.

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    Wow. That's another death I didn't see coming.
  3. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Aww, that stinks.
    Uncle Buck, Plains, Trains and all of that good stuff.

    A little young to go; RIP young man.
  4. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    The man certainly was prolific. RIP.
  5. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    If you grew up in the 80s his movies helped shaped your life. RIP John.
  6. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    John Bender will always be one of my favorite characters.

  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Wow. I saw a TON of his films and loved them all. Great talent.
  8. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    He was an 80s god!! He was responsible for a ton of hits. Starting to get old...people who had an influence on me are starting to pass now. That's when age catches up to you.
  9. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    National Lampoons Vacation was based on a short story he wrote. Pure Greatness.
  10. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    "the breakfast club" was my favorite.
  11. Benny Blue Boy

    Benny Blue Boy New Member

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    His movies, always great. National Lampoon, Ferris Bueller, Breakfast Club. Even those Home Alone movies were good for what it was. One of the absolute best movies to me ever is Planes,Trains, & Automobiles
  12. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    I really liked "Some Kind of Wonderful."

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