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Writer:
John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
11 June 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it...all in a day. See more »
Plot:
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
User Reviews:
My Favorite Movie Of All Time! See more (437 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Matthew Broderick ... Ferris Bueller

Alan Ruck ... Cameron Frye

Mia Sara ... Sloane Peterson

Jeffrey Jones ... Ed Rooney

Jennifer Grey ... Jeanie Bueller

Cindy Pickett ... Katie Bueller

Lyman Ward ... Tom Bueller

Edie McClurg ... Grace

Charlie Sheen ... Boy in Police Station

Ben Stein ... Economics Teacher
Del Close ... English Teacher
Virginia Capers ... Florence Sparrow

Richard Edson ... Garage Attendant

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Attendant's Co-Pilot

Kristy Swanson ... Simone Adamley
Lisa Bellard ... Economics Student

Max Perlich ... Anderson

Scott Coffey ... Adams (as T. Scott Coffee)

Eric Saiet ... Shermerite
Jason Alderman ... Shermerite
Joey Garfield ... Shermerite
Kristin Graziano ... Shermerite
Bridgett Baron ... Shermerite (as Bridgett McCarthy)
Annie Ryan ... Shermerite (as Anne Ryan)
Eric Edidin ... Shermerite
Brendan Baber ... Shermerite (as Brendan Babar)
Tiffany Chance ... Shermerite

Jonathan Schmock ... Chez Quis Maitre D'
Tom Spratley ... Men's Room Attendant
Dave Silvestri ... Businessman
Debra Montague ... Girl in Pizza Joint

Joey D. Vieira ... Pizza Man (as Joey Viera)

Louie Anderson ... Flower Deliveryman
Stephanie Blake ... Singing Nurse
Robert McKibbon ... Balloon Man
Paul Manzanero ... Pumpkinhead
Miranda Whittle ... Girl on Trampoline
Robert Kim ... Det. Steven Lim
Dick Sollenberger ... Politician at Parade
Bob Parkinson ... Minister at Parade
Richard Rohrbough ... Minister at Parade
Edward Le Beau ... Gym Teacher

Polly Noonan ... Girl on Bus

Dee Dee Rescher ... Bus Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Katie Barberi ... Economics Student (uncredited)
Kevin Bassett ... Extra (uncredited)
Tim Boxell ... Man on MTV (uncredited)
Harry Caray ... TV Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)

John Hughes ... Guy Running Between Cabs (uncredited)

Nancy Kusley ... Girl (uncredited)
Lockport Township High School Band ... Marching Band at Parade (uncredited)
Joseph P. McDonnell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

John Richard Petersen ... Parade Spectator (uncredited)
Steve Stone ... TV Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Hughes 
 
Writing credits
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Michael Chinich .... executive producer
John Hughes .... producer
Tom Jacobson .... producer
Jane Vickerilla .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Baker 
Ira Newborn 
John Robie 
 
Cinematography by
Tak Fujimoto 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Hirsch 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Polito 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Abascal .... hair stylist
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
Jamie Sue Weiss .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William H. Brown .... post-production supervisor (as Bill Brown)
Arne Schmidt .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Amundson .... dga trainee (as Michael Admundson)
Kenneth D. Collins .... second assistant director (as Ken Collins)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... second unit director (as Bennie Dobbins)
James Giovannetti Jr. .... first assistant director: Chicago second unit (as James R. Giovannetti Jr.)
Stephen Lim .... first assistant director
Kenny Ortega .... second unit director
Linnea Ebba Wicklund .... second assistant director: Chicago second unit (as Linnea Wicklund)
 
Art Department
Carl Aldana .... production illustrator
John Alvin .... poster artist
James M. Davis .... propmaker foreperson
Donald S. Foster .... set dresser
David Galvan .... stand by painter
Ralph Hall .... assistant propmaster: Chicago
Louis M. Mann .... set designer (as Louis Mann)
Jack M. Marino .... property master
Jeff Passanante .... construction foreperson
Joel Prihoda .... lead person: Chicago
John Rozman .... lead person
Edmund Villa .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Greg Agalsoff .... boom operator
James R. Alexander .... sound mixer (as James Alexander)
Terry Lynn Allen .... sound effects editor (as Terry Allen)
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor (as Lon E. Bender)
James Cox .... sound effects editor (as Jim Cox)
Joe Gilbert .... assistant sound effects editor
Stan Gilbert .... supervising adr editor
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor
Larry Kemp .... adr editor
Jeff Lane .... cable person
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph A. Mayer .... adr editor (as Joe Mayer)
Dan M. Rich .... sound effects editor (as Dan Rich)
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... re-recording mixer
Hugo Weng .... sound editor
Joe Hutshing .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Frazier .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Clay Boss .... stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunt coordinator (as Bennie Dobbins)
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunts
John Stewart .... stunts (as John Michael Stewart)
Kay Whipple .... stunts (as Kay H. Whipple)
Jerry Wills .... stunts
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunt double: Matthew Broderick (uncredited)
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt double: Matthew Broderick (uncredited)
Eddie Matthews .... stunt double: Matthew Broderick (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Anderson .... camera operator
Allan Gornick Jr. .... underwater cinematographer
Conrad W. Hall .... first assistant camera (as Conrad Hall)
John Hudecek .... key grip: Chicago
Danny Jimenez .... dolly grip (as Dan Jimenez)
George Kohut .... director of photography: second unit
Peter Kuttner .... assistant camera: Chicago
William A. Lowman .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Bill Lowman)
Melton Maxwell .... chief lighting technician (as Melton C. Maxwell)
Laurel Moore .... still photographer
Dick Oakes .... gaffer: Chicago
Tom Ramsey .... first company grip
Ed Reilly .... assistant chief lighting technician
P. Scott Sakamoto .... second assistant camera
Mark Simon .... assistant camera: Chicago
Tim Staubs .... second grip
Timothy W. Tiedje .... electrician
James Zenk .... still photographer: Chicago (as Jim Zenk)
 
Casting Department
Jane Alderman .... casting: Chicago
Shelley Andreas .... casting: Chicago
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wingate Jones .... costumer
Silvio Scarano .... costume supervisor: men
Barbara Siebert .... costume supervisor: women (as Barbara Bolticoff)
 
Editorial Department
Adam Bernardi .... apprentice editor
Jerrie Fowler .... assistant editor: Chicago
Bruce Pearson .... color timer
Jim Prior .... assistant editor
Peck Prior .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator
Tarquin Gotch .... musical director
Gary Ladinsky .... score mixer
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Richard Stone .... music editor
John Williams .... composer: other original music
Marc Miller .... music clearance (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dan Marrow .... transportation captain
Ron Maxwell .... transportation coordinator: Chicago
Armand Paoletti .... transportation captain: Chicago
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator
Robert Wallace .... driver
Robert Wallace .... transportation
 
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Elinor Bardach .... assistant: Ms. Vance
Wilbert Bradley .... assistant choreographer
Gretchen Brown .... location assistant: Chicago
Valerie Bulinsky .... location assistant: Chicago
Terri Clemens .... office assistant: Chicago
Tracy Cutts .... location assistant: Chicago
Mauri Syd Gayton .... production associate
David Gonzales .... assistant: Mr. Chinich
Dennis Grisco .... dog supplier
John Hardy .... local stabilizer: Chicago
Scott E. Hart .... dog trainer (as Scott Hart)
Billy Higgins .... location contact: Chicago
J.B. Hirsch .... computer continuity
Art 'Klondike' Jones .... craft service
Lisa Lynn Kearsley .... office assistant (as Lisa Kearsley)
Tony Kerum .... caterer
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid medic
Rose Kuo .... production assistant
Fran Lucci .... assistant accountant
Charles Newirth .... location manager
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Ronald W. Payne .... production assistant
Fredell Pogodin .... production coordinator
Greg Popp .... location assistant: Chicago (as Gregg Popp)
Cynthia Quan .... production accountant (as Cindy Quan)
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... location assistant: Chicago (as Tracy Rosenthal)
Ramey E. Ward .... production associate (as Ramey Ward)
Jeanne Webster .... technical consultant
Kevin Bassett .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
103 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-8 | France:U | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | New Zealand:PG | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (2013) | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (re-rating) (2013) | USA:PG-13 (certificate no. 28070) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie was named after John Hughes' life long friend Bert Bueller.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: "Danke Schoen" incorrectly credited as "Danke Shoen".See more »
Quotes:
Ferris:The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom; I'm a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you that a good phony fever is a dead lock, but, uh... you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor's office. That's worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Cry_Wolf (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
BadSee more »

FAQ

What songs are featured in the film?
Why does Jean help Ferris get out of trouble at the end of the movie if she was trying to get home before him so that he would be caught?
Did Ferris really pass out at 31 Flavors the night before?
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102 out of 148 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Movie Of All Time!, 18 April 2005
Author: AbeFroman-3 from Chicago

I think it is only fitting that I dedicate my first movie review to my favorite movie, Ferris Beuler's Day Off.

This movie got me through High School.. and much of my adult life as well. That is, until Office Space came along, but that is another review.

Ferris Beuller (Matthew Broderick) was the kid in High School who never got caught, had fun doing whatever it was and was popular with everybody. On this particular day in the movie, Ferris decides he is taking the day off. After all, "How can anyone be expected to handle school on a day like this?" Ferris calls his best friend, Cameron Frye (a young Alan Ruck), who is always sick, and tells him to pick him up. After all, Ferris does not have a car. He wants to show Cameron a good time before High School is all over and wants him to have something good to remember about it. Also, Cameron is Ferris's phony caller voice. Whenever Ferris needs a call made, such as from a police officer or another parent, Cameron is the man.

Eventually, Ferris and Cameron gets Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) excused, by using the dead grandmother excuse. Ferris is always one step ahead of his adversary, Principal Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). Rooney is portrayed as a hard ass principal who does not let anything get by him. He sets off to catch Beuller in the act and put a permanent mark in his record and hold him back another year, so as not to have other Ferris Beuller wannabes for years after Ferris's departure. Jones was perfect for his role as Rooney and I do not think that role will ever be surpassed for him.

Most of the movie is spent with Rooney looking for Ferris and, as mentioned earlier, is about one or two steps behind him. He comes very close to catching him but never gets the job done. Rooney is the stooge in the movie that every teen and even the adults enjoy seeing him beaten and outsmarted by his young student. I don't think anyone has expected otherwise.

All throughout the movie, it pokes fun at the boring and tedious high school classroom. Ferris will say something like, "If we played by the rules right now, we'd be in gym class" and then it cuts to an exaggerated look at a gym class, which more resembles a boot camp. Ben Stein will forever be remembered here as the extremely boring economics teacher.

There are many more characters to this movie that make it great. There is Grace (Rooney's secretary), Jeanie and the rest of Ferris's family, the parking garage guys, the snooty waiter, Charlie Sheen and others. My friends and I still quote randomly from the movie in our everyday situations. That is how much of an impact this movie has made on many lives.

There are so many great parts and quotes from this movie, they are too numerous to list in a review, nor would I want to ruin it for anybody who has not seen it, although I can not fathom why you haven't. If not, it is a must see.

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