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John Huges Remembered by ‘Curly Sue’ Star, ‘Pretty in Pink’ Director and ‘Ferris Bueller’ Secretary

John Hughes may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten – at least not as long as kids of every age roam the earth.

Shortly after the creative force such films as Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) passed away unexpectedly last week at age 59, five of his collaborators gathered on Movie Geeks United! to share their recollections of the wunderkind with hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis:

CAPTION: "He liked people. He liked the heartland. That's where he got his ideas about what kind of movie people wanted to see," Howard tells us of John (above).

"He liked the heartland. That's where he got his ideas about what kind of movie people wanted to see," Howard tells us of the Michigan-born John (above).

Howard Deutch, who directed the John-penned Pretty in Pink (1987), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), and The Great Outdoors(1988); Alisan Porter, who played the title role in Curly Sue (1991), which John wrote and directed; Edie McClurg, who played Grace the secretary in Ferris Bueller and a car-rental agent in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), both of which were written and directed by John; composer Ira Newborn, who scored Weird Science (1985), Ferris Bueller, Planes, Trains and Uncle Buck; and casting director Jackie Burch (Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club).

Following are highlights from the two-hour special. Continue reading