Nice Run Indeed


What can I say, I was born in 1974 and all I wanted in 1985 was to be a few years older so I could attend John Hughes High. I think that every one I know had those similar feelings throughout the lid-80’s. Who did not picture themselves in one of his movies as a certain type of character – prep, stoner, jock, etc?

I can say that I always pictured myself as a “Ferris-esque” type of guy based on the fact that I skimmed and charmed my way through most of high school without actually achieving anything. RIP to a guy who had a hell of a nice run for many years and influenced countless of kids.

It is even more amazing to see his full list of credits regarding directing, producing and writing. I listed the directing and producing credits below but he had a hand in another 30 movies regarding the screenplay and that might be the most impressive thing of all.

Director –

  • Curly Sue (1991)
  • Uncle Buck (1989)
  • She’s Having a Baby (1988)
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Weird Science (1985)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Sixteen Candles (1984)

Producer –

  • New Port South (2001)
  • Reach the Rock (1998)
  • Home Alone 3 (1997)
  • Flubber (1997)
  • 101 Dalmatians (1996)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  • Baby’s Day Out (1994)
  • Dennis the Menace (1993)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  • Curly Sue (1991)
  • Dutch (1991)
  • Only the Lonely (1991)
  • Career Opportunities (1991)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • Uncle Buck (1989)
  • The Great Outdoors (1988)
  • She’s Having a Baby (1988)
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
  • Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Pretty in Pink (1986)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)

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