2. Hughes wrote the film over a weekend.
Fact via: AMC
3. The movie also marked Hughes’ directorial debut.
7. Ages of the cast when the movie was being filmed:
Hall and Ringwald were both 16 when the movie premiered.
8. Gedde Watanabe, who played Long Duk Dong, was 28.
10. The license plate number on Jake’s car “21850” is actually Hughes’ birthday — February 18, 1950.
12. They didn’t have the budget to air-condition the gym during the school dance scene — it was over 100 degrees during filming.
Fact via: AMC
13. This was the second movie both Joan and John Cusack co-starred in.
The siblings have co-starred in nine other movies together:
Class (1983), Grandview, U.S.A. (1984), Broadcast News (1987), Say Anything… (1989), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Cradle Will Rock (1999), High Fidelity (2000), Martian Child (2007), and War, Inc. (2008).
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