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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. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Smart A*s v. The Establishment -- Ferris Bueller Rules! See more (483 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

DeeDee Rescher Ball ... Bus Driver (as Dee Dee Rescher)
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)
Edward A. Klein ... Extra (uncredited)
Vlasta Krsek ... Accordion Player (uncredited)

Nancy Kusley ... Girl (uncredited)
Lockport Township High School Band ... Marching Band at Parade (uncredited)
Larry Lujack ... WLS announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Lee Ann Marie ... 'Fraulein' on Ferris' Float During Parade (uncredited)
Joseph P. McDonnell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

John Richard Petersen ... Parade Spectator (uncredited)
Steve Stone ... TV Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Ryan Talmo ... Little Boy at Parade (uncredited)

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 .... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... 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
Alan Gornick .... underwater cinematographer (as Allan Gornick Jr.)
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)
Danial Miller .... dolly grip: Chicago (uncredited)
 
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
Tom Rovak .... dailies editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Gretchen Brown .... location assistant: Chicago
Valerie Bulinsky .... location assistant: Chicago
Tracy Cutts .... location assistant: Chicago
Charles Newirth .... location manager
Greg Popp .... location assistant: Chicago (as Gregg Popp)
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... location assistant: Chicago (as Tracy Rosenthal)
 
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
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Neil S. Bulk .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
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
Terri Clemens .... office 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
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Ronald W. Payne .... production assistant
Fredell Pogodin .... production coordinator
Cynthia Quan .... production accountant (as Cindy Quan)
Ramey E. Ward .... production associate (as Ramey Ward)
Jeanne Webster .... technical consultant
Kevin Bassett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Greg Ferris .... marketing canada (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
103 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-8 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | New Zealand:PG | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | 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:
There is a theory circulating the internet that Ferris is just a figment of Cameron's mind. The theory states that although Cameron wants to be more adventurous and rebellious, he is afraid to, and so he creates Ferris. Ferris is all the things that Cameron is not. The theory also states that Ferris becomes a creation Cameron uses to finally assert himself against his father's cruelty and, more importantly, his own hypercritical conscience.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the parade while Ferris is singing "Twist and Shout", several members of the marching band are not playing marching-style instruments.See more »
Quotes:
Cameron:[fake answering machine message] You have reached the Coughlin Brothers Mortuary. We're deeply sorry we are not able to come to the phone right now, but if you leave your name and number, we will get back to you as soon as humanly possible.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Luckiest Man on Earth (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Danke SchoenSee more »

FAQ

Is there something during / at the end of credit ?
What Special features are available on DVD?
How did Ferris fund his day off?
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62 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
Smart A*s v. The Establishment -- Ferris Bueller Rules!, 11 September 2005
Author: mdm-11 from United States

Ferris Bueller was either loved or hated by his peers for always getting away with anything he'd do. Some would want him expelled, others want him for Class President. On this extremely eventful day, the audience is invited to follow Ferris, his best pal and his girlfriend from morning to afternoon (when they all should have been in school), enjoying a holiday declared by the resourceful Ferris Bueller.

They get to speed on the freeway in a Ferrari, sing "Danke Schoen" on an Octoberfest Float, eat at the most exclusive restaurant in town and always keep just one step ahead of a furious principal in hot pursuit. With fake computer grade and attendance records, Ferris has it made.

The scene where the principal hitches a ride on a school bus after having been "torn up" by Doberman watch dogs is worth the ticket price (Oh Yeah!). This is one of the funniest "high school prankster movies" ever! Has it been 20 years already? This is a definite Cult Classic! Right up there with Animal House and Caddy Shack.

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