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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 June 1986 (USA)
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A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the principal thinks of that.

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High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he's developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father's prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him out. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney's chagrin. Written by garykmcd

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school | day off | friend | ferrari | principal | See more »

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While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it...all in a day. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,136,369 (USA)
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When Ferris picks up Sloan from school, they are standing in front of the entrance to the theater of Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook IL, Hughes' Alma Matter. They then drive the car past the high school's soccer and baseball fields. See more »

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The seatbelt as Jeanie jumps out of the car. See more »

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Ed Rooney: Les jeux sont faits. Translation: the game is up. Your ass is mine.
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Ferris comes out of bathroom: "You're still here? It's over. Go home." See more »

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Written by Bert Kaempfert, Kurt Schwabach, and Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler)
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Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Don't let school get in the way of your education....
14 May 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

John Hughes does a tremendous job of portraying school as an oppressive prison in which children are forced into the most unnatural setting to memorize useless facts to "get their grade." _The Breakfast Club_ is another example of this, but FBDO does it tremendously well. The setting portrayed at the school of the bored students listening to a nasal monotone lecture, while intended to be a caricature of the nature of classroom lessons and children's reactions, was pretty much on target.

Ferris Bueller takes the day off and what does he do? Certainly not what Rooney assumed smart teenagers will do. He didn't use this time to damage some bedsprings with his girlfriend, or play video games. No, he viewed fabulous pieces of art, ate at a very classy restaurant, participated in a parade, and taught his friends a few lessons in some interesting ways.

As a believer in education as an organic experience, this movie is a real eye opener to anyone wishing to educate their children outside of the public school venue. It's funny, and shows just how worthy time "living your life before it passes by" can be.

10/10


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