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The John Hughes Files

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THIS TRIBUTE TO THE MAESTRO of ’80s teen cinema, ministered by Christine Gieseke of Greenbush, Minn., is a nostalgic cornucopia of film factoids. Breakfast Club aficionados learn that Hughes required the cast and crew to eat all their on-set meals in the cafeteria at the high school where the movie was shot; fans of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off discover that Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 hours to cultivate his drugged-out look in the police-station scene. (Or at least that’s the story told here.)