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
A theory arose that Ferris doesn't actually exist and he is just a more outgoing, brave alter-ego of Cameron that he made up to deal with his father. This begs the question: Was the whole day just Cameron day dreaming in his bed while sick? See more »
When Jeanie pulls up to the field in her car and she says "I hate him." You can see the reflection of the boom mic and the camera in her slightly rolled up window. See more »
[Ferris slowly pulls the Ferrari out of the garage]
No! Ferris, forget it! You're just gonna have to think of somethin' else. I'm puttin' my foot down.
[Ferris keeps driving]
How bout we rent a nice Cadillac? My treat! We could call a limo! A nice stretch job with a TV and a bar! How 'bout that?
[Ferris pulls the car back slightly]
Come on! Live a little!
[Cameron crosses himself, walks to the car]
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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 »
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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