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Thursday, August 6, 2009

R.I.P. John Hughes

Whether you're an avid John Hughes fan or a just a casual appreciator, there's no denying that the tragically deceased writer-director-producer penned some of the most unforgettably hilarious rants and one-liners ever utted on the big screen. Don't believe me? The following ten quotes provide better proof than I ever could. Just beware of the profanity, kids.

"Nothin' burps better than bacon."
- Ed O'Neill as Dutch, "Dutch"

"Pucker up, buttercup!"
- Jeffrey Jones as Principal Ed Rooney, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

"I tell you what I'm gonna give you, Snakes. I'm gonna give you to the count of 10 to get your ugly, yellow, no-good keister off my property before I pump your guts full of lead! One, two, ten!"
- Ralph Foody as Gangster Johnny, "Home Alone"

"I'm gonna knock your d-ck in the dirt."
- Paul Gleason as Principal Richard Vernon, "The Breakfast Club"

"The thing is, I'm kinda like the leader. Kinda like the king of the dips--ts."
- Anthony Michael Hall as The Geek, "Sixteen Candles"

"I'm off like a dirty shirt."
- Jon Cryer as Duckie, "Pretty in Pink"

"I think you're all f--ked in the head. We're ten hours from the f--king fun park and you want to bail out. Well I'll tell you something. This is no longer a vacation. It's a quest. It's a quest for fun. I'm gonna have fun and you're gonna have fun. We're all gonna have so much f--king fun we'll need plastic surgery to remove our goddamn smiles. You'll be whistling 'Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah' out of you're a--holes!"
- Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, "Vacation"

"You two donkey d-cks couldn't get laid in a morgue."
- Bill Paxton as Chet, "Weird Science"

"Merry Christmas! S--tter was full."
- Randy Quaid as Cousin Eddie, "Christmas Vacation"

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
- Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

80's Trailers - "The Breakfast Club" (1985)

John Hughes, the producer, writer and director whose 1980s films such as “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Some Kind of Wonderful” offered a sharp-eyed look at teenagers and their social habits, has died, according to a statement from his representative. He was 59.

Hughes died of a heart attack while taking a morning walk in Manhattan, according to the statement.

Hughes, who was also a prolific screenwriter and producer, was at his peak in the 1980s, when his films — which starred young actors such as Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall and Jon Cryer — dominated the box office and were hailed by critics for their thoughtful teen protagonists, rarely portrayed with such sympathy in comedies at the time.
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John Hughes 80s Montage - Teenage Wasteland

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