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Don't You Forget About Me (2009)

A group of young filmmakers have one goal in mind: to track down and interview the great writer/director John Hughes, responsible for many of the classic teen films that marked a whole ... See full summary »

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Matt Sadowski (as Matt Austin), Matt Sadowski
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Credited cast:
David Anderle David Anderle ... Himself
Mike Bender Mike Bender ... Himself
Jackie Burch Jackie Burch ... Herself
Scott Coffey ... Himself
Sean Covel ... Himself
Howard Deutch ... Himself
Roger Ebert ... Himself
Richard Elfman ... Himself
Jennifer Gibgot Jennifer Gibgot ... Herself
Andrew Gunn ... Himself
Justin Henry ... Himself
John Kapelos ... Himself
Jim Kerr ... Himself
Kelly LeBrock ... Herself
Andrew McCarthy ... Himself
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A group of young filmmakers have one goal in mind: to track down and interview the great writer/director John Hughes, responsible for many of the classic teen films that marked a whole generation even today such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller Day-Off and Sixteen Candles. The documentary features testimonies from many actors who worked with Hughes, revealing what was special about his films and the way they conquered audiences through the years. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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In 1991, filmmaker John Hughes disappeared from Hollywood. In 2008, four filmmakers went to find him.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Canada

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English

Release Date:

13 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Не забывайте меня See more »

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The movie lists Richard Elfman as the lead singer of Oingo Boingo. Richard was the creator of the performance troupe "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo", the previous incarnation of the band Oingo Boingo. He is the brother to Oingo Boingo front man Danny Elfman and not a part of the musical group the resulted from his original concept. See more »

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Kevin Smith: He was a master, y'know, at what he did.
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In Search for John Hughes
7 November 2009 | by Nuclear-AtomSee all my reviews

I've always wonder what ever happened to the late John Hughes. To my mind, he was a brilliant writer. His movies captured something that other movies, recent or in the past, haven't. The question always haunted me, where is he and why isn't he doing anymore films?

This documentary takes four producers/filmmakers/friends on a road trip to the homeland of Mr. Hughes, Chicago Illinois. It acts as a tribute, a road trip documentary and an insight to the man of THE teen movies. The filmmakers takes the road with cuts of cast & crew members from past John Hughes films being interviewed. Not exactly interviewed. It's more like hearing their theories where he could be, why he left, how he wrote characters that everyone can relate to and their message to the legendary writer/director.

There's other people being interviewed as well like the producers from Napoleon Dynamite, Kevin Smith of Clerks & Dogma, producer & director of Not Another Teen Movie and Jason Reitman of Juno. And then there's today's teens and everyday kid on the street on what they think of John Hughes movies compared to today's teen films.

After seeing this documentary through the series of theories from cast members, quotes from John Hughes and clips from his movies, you get a sense why he left. The folks who produced this documentary handled it really well but I wish more interviews were done with other past cast members. Please note this documentary and its content were filmed before his unfortunate passing in mid-2009. The documentary is in its entirely, unaltered with the exception of a note of Mr. Hughes being passed away at the end.

Definitely a must see for the John Hughes fan who, like me, wondered where he was and why he suddenly disappeared.

"I miss you very much. I'm tired of talking to you in my mind, I would like to talk to you in person" ~ Judd Nelson


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