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John Wilden Hughes Jr.(February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American filmmaker. Hughes  wrote, produced and sometimes directed some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. He is best known for his coming-of-age teen comedy films with honest depictions of suburban teenage life.

Before John Hughes became a famous movie producer and director, he worked as a writer for what magazine?
Rolling Stone Magazine - National Lampoon - Life Magazine - Mad Magazine - GQ Magazine
John Hughes worked as a writer for National Lampoon Magazine
Name the John Hughes movie that due to its success, spawned 5 sequels?
Vacation – 1983
(John Hughes wrote the screenplay for the movie)
Where was the movie Sixteen Candles primarily filmed?
Beverly Hills - The Chicago North Shore - Pasadena - West Seattle - Burbank
The Chicago North Shore - John Hughes wrote and produced the film.
Fun Fact: John Hughes was considering Ally Sheedy for the role of Samantha "Sam" Baker
Which John Hughes film tells the story of five teenagers who serve a Saturday detention overseen by their authoritarian vice-principal?
The Breakfast Club
John Hughes wrote and directed the film - Fun fact: The movie was originally going to be called “Detention”
In what city did Ferris Bueller skip school by faking an illness one month before graduation?
New York - Philadelphia - Los Angeles - Chicago - Dallas
What was the name of Ferris Bueller’s girlfriend?
Amanda Gray - Cameron Frye - Sloan Peterson - Amy Cooper - Jennifer Marlow
The character's name of Ferris Bueller's girlfriend was Sloan Peterson
In the movie Home Alone, what city did the McCallister family fly off too, leaving Kevin behind?
Los Angeles - New York City - Paris - Rome - London - Geneva
Fun fact: John Hughes conceived Home Alone while preparing to go on vacation. He said: "I was going away on vacation, and making a list of everything I didn't want to forget.
Which John Hughes film was the second highest grossing film of 1990?
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Home Alone - She’s Having a Baby - The Breakfast Club - Pretty in Pink - Beethoven
Home Alone
John Hughes wrote and produced the film.
Which two actors did not star in the John Hughes film Pretty in Pink?
Molly Ringwald - Anthony Michael Hall - Harry Dean Stanton - Jon Cryer - Annie Potts - Paul Gleason - James Spader - Andrew McCarthy
Anthony Michael Hall and Paul Gleason
John Hughes wrote the film
How many John Hughes movies did John Candy appear in?
2 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9
John Candy appeared in seven of Hughes’ movies between 1983 and 1991: National Lampoon’s Vacation, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, The Great Outdoors, She’s Having A Baby, Uncle Buck, Home Alone and Career Opportunities.
What is the name of the fictional high school that serves as the backdrop for both "The Breakfast Club” and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”?
John F. Kennedy High School - Washington High School - Lincoln High School - Rosemont High School - Shermer High School - Maplewood High School
Shermer High School
Shermer High School was created from the defunct Main North High School, located in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Who played Ferris Bueller’s malcontented sister in Ferris Bueller Day Off and later went on to earn worldwide fame from a movie she would star in one year later?
Jodie Foster - Phoebe Cates - Marisa Tomei - Jennifer Grey - Elisabeth Shue
Jennifer Grey played Frances "Baby" Houseman in the romantic drama film Dirty Dancing (1987), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination.
For which 1987 film did John Hughes receive praise for branching away from teen comedies?
Christmas Vacation - Planes, Trains and Automobiles - She’s Having a Baby - Uncle Buck - The Great Outdoors - Dutch
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
John Hughes wrote, produced, and directed the film.