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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:
Take the "Day Off"... See more (446 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)

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)
James Fierro .... stunts (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)
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
 
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)
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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:
Rooney's line about leaving 'my cheese in the wind' was ad-libbed. John Hughes wanted a comment that was complete nonsense.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The speedometer shown while Ferris is starting the car in the parking garage is not the same speedometer shown at other times (e.g. when the attendants are flying through the air).See more »
Quotes:
Economics Teacher:Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
Simone:Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
Economics Teacher:Thank you, Simone.
Simone:No problem whatsoever.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Man on the MoonSee more »

FAQ

Did Ferris really pass out at 31 Flavors the night before?
Is there something during / at the end of credit ?
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?
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135 out of 159 people found the following review useful.
Take the "Day Off"..., 6 September 2000
Author: Mister-6 from United States

Before all the slapstick, before re-writing "Home Alone" umpteen times and before selling his soul to "Disney Pictures Inc.", John Hughes was believed to be THE scribe for teen angst.

He wrote eloquently of it in "Sixteen Candles", "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink". And with "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", he creates a person and a time in life that just about anyone who's ever been a teenager can relate to.

Who hasn't known someone like Ferris Bueller (Broderick)? Someone who always has a plan, someone who made loafing off an art form, someone who could fall in a barrel of you-know-what and come out smelling like a rose?

All he wants to do is take a day off from school and enjoy the day in Chicago - simple enough, but he must also try and convince his best friend Cameron (Ruck) and his best girl (Sara) to join him and, in the process, learn to enjoy what life has to offer.

Naturally, there is a tyrannical school dean (Jones) who is determined to catch Ferris in the act of hookey and Ferris' own sister (Grey, pre-nose job) who has it in for her brother, the "trouser-snake".

There are funny situations throughout the movie, and the characters are ones that grow on you, especially Ruck's worry-wart portrayal of Cameron Frye, constantly fretting about his dystalic, cursing his father and nearly drowning in a pool, all in the name of friendship.

Sara has less to do, but she plays the object of desire well, and Ferris' passion for her is understandable. At least he thinks about the right things, like what their lives would be like after high school.

All the way from beginning to end, this movie is a great trip in search of fun, relaxation, not taking life too seriously and how to sing Wayne Newton songs in the middle of a parade.

You want to catch vintage John Hughes and classic '80s teendom at its best? Seize this "Day"!

Ten stars for "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".

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