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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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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,136,369 (USA)
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Charlie Sheen was recommended by Jennifer Grey after they did Red Dawn (1984) together. See more »

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When Cameron first falls into the pool, his chair stays on the diving board; in the next shot it can be seen in the water behind him as he sinks. When Ferris dives in to save him, the chair is back on the diving board. See more »

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[Jeannie enters Mr. Rooney's office]
Grace: Hello, Jeannie. Who's bothering you now?
Jeannie: Is Mr. Rooney in?
Grace: No, I'm sorry. He's not. May I help you?
Jeannie: I seriously doubt it. When's he back?
Grace: Well, I don't know. He's left the school grounds on personal business.
Jeannie: What's that supposed to mean?
Grace: Well, I believe that it's personal and it's none of your business, young lady.
Jeannie: [scoffs] Nice attitude.
Grace: Isn't Mrs. Hagel expecting you in Consumer Ed. class?
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Ferris comes out of bathroom: "You're still here? It's over. Go home." See more »

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Referenced in Charlie's Angels (2000) See more »

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Danke Schoen
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Kurt Schwabach, and Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler)
Performed by Wayne Newton
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Not just a classic of the 80s, but of any decade
9 April 2003 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Matthew Broderick looked so brilliant in those days. While this film single handedly made him Ferris Bueller forever, at least this is a film that can be seen all throughout the years without dating too badly. Sure, the music and props will signify a time of discontent and bad hairdos, but the idealistic look of a man simply wanting to ditch school has never been made more daringly and charmingly.

Everything about this film was gold, from the postmodern "conversations" with the audience to the little back stories which seem to shape the overall canvas of the film. While Alan Ruck was way too old to play in this movie, at least he proved to be a great opposite to the cool and nonchalant Ferris. Gross-out comedies may now be the norm, at least we can look back to this film and enjoy a good, genuine laugh.


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