In the 1980s the drama of youth culture was given a serious and yet humorous take under the direction of John Hughes. In 1984 the high school classic Sixteen Candles highlights some of the odd aspects of growing up in suburbia.
In most John Hughes films the state flag of Illinois almost always makes a cameo. Here the heroine of the story Sam lets the truth out to the universe, that she would love to be with Jake who is looking at her from his seat.
Birds eye view of the Illinois classroom - Sixteen Candles 1984. The show captures some of the silly, serious, painful, and emotionally charged atmosphere of high school.