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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 June 1986 (USA)
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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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In the scene where the kids are exploring the art museum, the music playing is an enhanced instrumental version of "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" by The Smiths. See more »

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"Danke Schoen" incorrectly credited as "Danke Shoen". See more »

Quotes

Ed Rooney: Ahem... Mr. Peterson?
Cameron: [clears throat] Uhum!
Ed Rooney: Uhhm... you know, I-I think I owe you an apology, sir.
Cameron: [disguised voice] Well I should say you do!
Ed Rooney: I, uh... I-I-I...
Cameron: [still disguised] Well, I think you should be sorry, for Christ's sake! A family member dies, and you insult me, what the hell's the matter with you, anyway?
Ed Rooney: Uh-uh-uh, well I, you...
[breathes heavily]
Ed Rooney: ... I-I really don't know, sir, I mean, I didn't think I was talking to you, I thought I was talking to somebody else, you know sir, I would...
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Crazy Credits

Mr. Rooney, having been chewed up by the dog, is walking down the street. A school bus driver lets him onto the bus, where the students are staring at him. Rooney notices one student has "SAVE FERRIS" written on his binder. See more »

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Referenced in The Legend of Kyrandia: Malcolm's Revenge (1994) See more »

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March Of The Swivelheads
Written and Performed by The Beat (as The English Beat)
Courtesy of Arista Records Ltd. / I.R.S. Records
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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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