Remembering John Hughes, one Brat Pack Movie Quote at a Time
Today's news of iconic filmmaker John Hughes' death has left many in shock. With a resume that included The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and more, Hughes' films were the embodiment of '80s teen comedy and his sudden passing from a reported heart attack at 59 has cast a shadow of mortality over anyone who still remembers their first line of coke, their first shoulder pads and their first awkward kiss with the boy in detention... basically, anyone who worshipped at the altar of the Brat Pack. Here's to remembering John Hughes, one movie moment at a time...
Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
Andrew Clark: ...and an athlete...
Allison Reynolds: ...and a basket case...
Claire Standish: ...a princess...
John Bender: ...and a criminal...
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
Scene: Duckie explodes, finally revealing his true feelings for Andie
Duckie: Well, that's very nice. I'm glad. Well here's... here's the point, Andie. I'm not particularly concerned with whether or not you like me, because I live to like you and... and I can't like you anymore. So... so when you're feeling real low and... and dirty, and your heart is splattered all over hell, don't look to me to pump you back up 'cause... 'cause... 'cause maybe for the first time in your life I WON'T BE THERE!
Andie: I can't believe your saying this.
Scene: Borrowing Cameron's dad's 1961 Ferrari 250GT
Ferris: Look, it's real simple. Whatever mileage we put on, we'll take off.
Ferris: We'll drive home backwards.
Scene: Watts confronts Amanda
Watts: You break his heart, I break your face.
Scene: House party gone wrong
Wyatt: Gary, Gary, Gary! There are motorcycles in my house!
Garry: Wyatt, there are killer mutants in your house, okay?
Wyatt, Garry: Screw the house!
Scene: School dance
Samantha: I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek.
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