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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 June 1986 (USA)
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite 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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Because life is too beautiful a thing to waste. See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,136,369 (USA)
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During the downtown parade scene, they pass a theater playing the movie Godzilla 1985 (1984). Matthew Broderick would go on to star in Godzilla (1998). See more »

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When Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane are driving into the city, they are going south on Lake Shore Drive. They are supposedly doing this in the morning, yet the sun is shining from their right (west). Before noon, it would still be in the eastern sky. See more »

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Boy in Police Station: You wear too much eye makeup. My sister wears too much. People think she's a whore.
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Ferris comes out of bathroom: "You're still here? It's over. Go home." See more »

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When teen movies were funny, not just stupid
5 September 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I have an ongoing discussion with my friends and family about what movie defines your generation, and for me, this is it! Ferris' commentary throughout the movie is hilarious and irreverent, giving a voice to those on the borderline between Generations X and Y. It's Office Space, the teenage years! This movie is witty and fast-paced, not relying on the bathroom humor and physical comedy that most teenage and college comedies do these days. Yes it is dated, but that's part of what makes it great. I love it!


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