We see the viral YouTube clips and highlights on SportsCenter: A fan, plucked from the stands, makes a miracle half-court shot, a long field goal, or puts a hockey puck into an impossibly small hole. We love those moments because of the sheer difficulty. The reactions of the winners. The unbridled joy. Because we know that maybe one day it could be us who wins a car or money or tuition for a semester.
When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up -- John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director's name conjures up memories of unforgettable films.