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
The number "9" was chosen for the number of Ferris' absences because it sounded harsh when spoken by Rooney. See more »
When Ferris is on the phone in his bedroom talking to both Cameron and his dad, a Pepsi can is sitting next to a glass of Pepsi. A few seconds later the can is no longer there. See more »
[Jeannie enters Mr. Rooney's office]
Hello, Jeannie. Who's bothering you now?
Is Mr. Rooney in?
No, I'm sorry. He's not. May I help you?
I seriously doubt it. When's he back?
Well, I don't know. He's left the school grounds on personal business.
What's that supposed to mean?
Well, I believe that it's personal and it's none of your business, young lady.
Isn't Mrs. Hagel expecting you in Consumer Ed. class?
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Polly Noonan ('Girl On Bus' with the the Gummi Bears) has her name appear in the closing credits of the movie BEFORE she appears in the movie. See more »
Broderick banked off that boyish charm that made him so popular on the Broadway stage (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and brought it to this witty laugh ride about a high schooler who one day, just didn't want to go to school and puts himself and his friends in constant mayhem and jeopardy. Broderick is perfect, but it is Jeffrey Jones who gives a searing comic potryal of Ed Rooney, a Mr. Weatherbee-like principal wanting to catch Ferris in only act of treachery; holding him back for one more year of high school. John Hughes is at his best here. The dialogue for this film has received such a following that it has even been printed on shirts and recited at parties by true fans of the film. I don't blame them. It's a classic!
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