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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

We miss you, John Hughes! We’ve missed you even before you left this world so prematurely, but we doubly miss you now.

Mr. Hughes created a genre just as surely as the Coens did. The John Hughes Film was so specific that even films he just produced are still, to this day, mistaken as ones he directed. Some Kind of Wonderful and Pretty In Pink, for example, are movies he wrote and produced, but didn’t direct.

His voice was unique, his way with young actors was easy and natural and his way with building characters was iconic. Nobody could match him on that. Ferris Bueller. Case closed!

Today we’ve got a shot of Hughes wedged between The Geek and The Princess on the set of The Breakfast Club, a movie that never gets old for me. Marry me, Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club! Thanks again to Pat Barnett for sending this one along (and it looks like it once again comes from Cineweekly).



If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at

Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes pic wants all the gold.

-Eric Vespe
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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One

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  • Jan. 28, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by Mennen

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by Matt Goodman

    The dark knight rises will rock

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I ADORE this movie...

    by ChickenStu

    This movie and "Sixteen Candles" are classics. Hughes deserved to be right up there with Truffaut and Godard. Seriously. There was lot more to these brat pack movies than people think...

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    whoa shit i want that OMNI shirt


    such a great magazine...oh shit the memories. i'm old. and i didn't like her at first but eventually grew to have a major crush on Ringwald, as i think we all did.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    sweet pictures...

    by MovieGeekBlog

    feels like it belongs to another era... and yet I remember those days so vividly.. God, am I getting that old?!?

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I wanted a sequel to this for years and years

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    and then both Paul Gleason and John Hughes had to pass away. The 10 greatest actors who play assholes of all time: Dabney Coleman Paul Gleason William Atherton Hart Bochner (That's right, Die Hard hit the asshole trifecta) J.T. Walsh Ronny Cox Richard Dreyfuss Paul Reiser Ted Knight and, of course, Barry Bostwick

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Anthony Michael Hall is thinking "I'm totally hitting that."

    by MrBoinfoint

    And John Hughes never had a clue. When he found out he got so mad he refused to direct Pretty In Pink and passed it off to Howard Deutch. Thus ending his working relationship with Ringwald.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    GREAT LIST, margot

    by Negator76

    LOVE the asshole list. Dabney Coleman may rule them all. Nice to see him back on 'Boardwalk Empire'. William Atherton, too... I can still hear him in my head: 'May I, please, see this storage facility, Doctor Venkman?' Sooooo gross. One criticism... You forgot KEVIN TIGHE! He surely deserves a place in that exalted firmament of professional dickheads.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    =When he found out he got so mad =

    by KilliK

    Why did he get so mad? was he hitting her too?

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Anthony Michael Hall. Who'd a thunk it...

    by SigourneyWeavers3Dbeaver

    This role and even Weird Science suggested he was going to be a tremendous actor. What happened? The Man-Swell, that's what. By the time Edward Scissorhands rolled around, whatever idiosyncrasies he had, vanished with his waifish frame.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    As someone who loves goth girls, fuck this movie

    by Mugato5150

    The beautiful goth girl learns to conform to society's norms and becomes a prom queen. Pretty much all of John Hugh's movies are "upper class white asshole's problems: the movie". Although National Lampoon's Vacation was great.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Isn't it great when people make up behind-the-scenes shit?

    by SifoDyasJr

    Who needs facts, right?

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Famed for his "Holy Crap Kids in Chicago are Rich" films

    by durhay

    even the geek Farmer Ted wore Polo shirts.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    mugato5150 I LOLed hard at your rant

    by Mel

    First off, you're a queer. Second, to claim that being a prom queen means you "conform to society"...lololol. what a fucking douche/nerd/faggot you are. There aren't enough insults I can throw at you. I'd run out, but just know that you're all of them. A total mongoloid.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    actually not a huge fan of this one

    by SupermanIsMyGod

    I went to a breakfast club/ferris bueller double feature once, and was struck at how infinitely superior ferris was. Some classic lines in tbc though...if he stands up...we'll all stand up...there'll be anarchy!

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    He looks like Ed Helms in that pic. Nice shot. Cool movie...

    by scrote

    Don't mess with the bull, you'll get the horns, young man!

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST


    by proevad

    You need to stay out of the cool kid's threads.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    mugato...easy there.

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    There are tons of real life problems in his films. For instance, Ferris Bueller only got a sweet computer for his birthday instead of a Pontiac Fiero like his sister. That's brutal. He had to slum it for a day when driving that old Ferrari around. Millions of kids face that same problem on a daily basis. Shame on you.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Re: margot_tenenbaum/BREAKFAST CLUB Sequel

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Sadly, John Hughes DID make a sequel (quasi-sequel?) to THE BREAKFAST CLUB called "REACH THE ROCK" in the mid-Nineties, with Alessandro Nivola playing a renamed adult "Bender" and Brooke Langton playing a renamed adult "Claire" (I don't think Hughes owned the actual sequel rights to BREAKFAST CLUB, which is why things were shifted around a bit). There's even a "Vernon" stand-in! I think most critics and audience-goers either panned or dismissed it when it came out, probably proving that a movie like THE BREAKFAST CLUB could only have gotten made in the Eighties ... and, of course, if you actually view the movie as THE BREAKFAST CLUB sequel it was intended to be, it's both depressing as hell and takes a little bit of the wind out of your sails when you go back and re-watch the original.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I am from that generation but

    by disfigurehead

    I think that movie is an overrated pile of trash.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I like it, but...

    by dukeroberts

    I think it's overrated too. I actually prefer Sixteen Candles. Sixteen Candles is fucking hilarious and has a couple of hot chicks in it. I never found Molly Ringwald attractive. She looked like my sister and I've never cared for redheads. And Ferris Bueller is better than The Breakfast Club too. However, they're all better than Pretty in Pink. Yick. That movie sucks.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Love 'Breakfast Club' but...

    by Negator76

    ...Mugato is right. The weird anti-feminist 'makeover' of Ally Sheedy (they put a PINK BOW in her fucking hair, for chrissakes) is the one glaring flaw in the movie. At best, it betrays an ingnorance of gender politics that really dates the film. Still a classic, though.

  • hm,i always confuse that movie as a John Hughes film.anyway,sorry for the OT carry on.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Not a good as Ferris but still a classic.

    by Gabba-UK

    Still have a crush on Ally Sheedy.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Uncle Buck is John Hughes' greatest movie.

    by mastermold

    The Breakfast Club and Ferret Bueller are absolute shite. Ferret may be the most annoying character ever to grace celluloid and the Breakfast Club might have been passable except for the spontaneous dance numbers. 80's trash.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    you forgot to say FACT.

    by KilliK

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Can you describe the ruckus?

    by Mr Soze

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Mugato-Judd Nelson was upper shite class in this?

    by Dave underwood

    Also, haven't seen this in a long time, but when does Ally Sheedy become prom queen? Doesn't the movie just end with them going home after detention?

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    *white, not shite!

    by Dave underwood

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is Hughes best movie.


    At least the funniest.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    one medicinal cookie later...

    by malificus

    ..and I cant stop laughing at Killik's post.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Fuck it. War Games I think tonight.

    by Gabba-UK

    Dabney Coleman, Ally Sheedy and Matthew Broderick have all been mentioned in this TB so far. Going for the Trifecta.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Check out that OMNI shirt!

    by gotilk

    Good times. I miss Hughes too... and OMNI.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Fuck this story, more HATHAWAY ASS!!!!

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    (great movie though)

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • Not to say that Ringwold looks like Ringworm or anything, but Sheedy is the looker in the film.

  • Why does Emilio always ditch out on the various Breakfast Club reunions that happen once every 5 years or so?

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    The Great Outdoors

    by Xenodistortion

    Still think this is the best thing Hughes ever did. Granted he just wrote it, but it's still my favorite. The scene where everyone is rocking out to Land of a Thousand Dances is still my all time favorite closing scene to a movie ever. I could never really get into the Breakfast Club or any of his teen movies. They're rightfully beloved and well made but I never clicked with any of the characters (I had a much different growing up experience). Good stories nonetheless. Mr.Hughes was truly one of the great ones. Great pic though. AMH looks fucking 10. That's crazy.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    no love for Career Opportunities?

    by Pooter the Clown

    It has Jennifer Connelly WITH boobs. Savages.

  • ...and yet Paul Gleason still wasn't deemed worthy of an obit on AICN when he passed away a few years back, which I'm still bitter about. The man was one of the great scene stealing character actors of the past few decades, big role or small, tv, film, good or bad, he was always a joy to watch. He is definitely missed. Oh, and margot_tenenbaum, you forgot Miguel Ferrer off of your 'best on screen assholes' list. For shame.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Anthony Michael Hall circa 1985 was sooooooo hot

    by WickedJacob

    still a looker.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Rushmore > Breakfast Club Sixteen Candles et al

    by DickBallsworth

    Get a grip, fuckers.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Molly Ringwald has a six-dick mouth

    by Queefer Sutherland

    God, I would have screwed her so many different ways! Then I would have wiped my dick off on Ally Sheedy and done her, too!

  • Dirty Harry, the dean from Animal House, Charlie Varrick.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 8:24 a.m. CST

    I thought it was okay when it came out...

    by mdk

    ...didn't see it again for maybe 15 years, and liked it alot more when I did. Each time ive seen it since, my opinion of it has grown. It really transcended its 80s teen movie genre.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Ally Sheedy was supposed to be the weird, mental chick...

    by mdk

    ...but I thought she ass hot as fuck! She was like the evolutionary antecedent for every hot goth chick who appeared a few years later.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST

    "washot as fuck" Of course her ass was also nice

    by mdk

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by mastermold

    You're right. So here it is: FACT!!!!

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    John Hughes was brilliant. And he hated Hollywood.

    by Quake II

    Hughes took an early retirement partially due to the fact that he just didn't like dealing with Hollywood people. I also read that after John Candy died (whom he adored), Hughes fell into a deep depression and didn't want to make films any more. The guy will always be copied but never duplicated.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Hughes also wrote Home Alone.

    by Rob Hill

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Somehow I think that if John Hughes really hated Hollywood

    by Mugato5150

    ...he did a pretty good job keeping that under wraps. George Lucas, Mel Gibson they hate Hollywood and so they finance their own movies. John Hughes was involved in 4 Home Alone Movies, a few Beethoven movies and Baby's Day out. I'm having a hard time seeing him as some sort of renegade filmmaker.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Successor(RE: Greatest Assholes)

    by Negator76

    John Vernon(Dean Wormer) absolutely deserves to be on that list, along with the previously mentioned Kevin Tighe (see LOST, Matewan for his truly hissable roles). Bill Paxton is often put on these lists for True Lies and Weird Science, but I disagree with this. I love me some Paxton, but his douchebaggery is too comical for me to truly loathe him. He's just too likable. Contrast that against the truly talented asshole William Atherton, whose every inflection and facial twitch makes me ache to punch him in the face.

  • Get a grip, fucker.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Man, she was sexy...

    by Cap'n Jack

    Look at those boots.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Hate this movie

    by LesterDelRay

    I grew up in the early 80s and have always thought that "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was funnier and more true to my teenage experiences. "Breakfast Club" always felt like pretentious crap.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    St. Elmos

    by REDD

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Dammit! St. Elmo's Fire

    by REDD

    I always thought of St. Elmo's Fire as quasi-sequel to The Breakfast Club; a lot of the same actors, similar vibe. John Hughes and Joel Schumacher shared office space around that time.