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Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- "Bueller? Bueller?" Sorry, not here! Instead, high-schooler Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago known as Ferris Bueller's Day Off. You'll also enjoy righteous bonus materials that give you an insider's peek at this hilarious comedy hit from John Hughes (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Sixteen Candles). So, barf up a lung, forge a "sick note" from the parents, and tag along on the funniest adventure to ever sweep through the Windy City. What are you still doing here? Save Ferris!
Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- Clip: Life Moves Pretty Fast
Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- Featurette: Getting The Class Together - The Cast Of Ferris Buller's Day Off - Matthew Broderick And Writer/Director John Hughes On The Film
Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- Clip: The Sausage King Of Chicago
Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- Clip: Bueller... Bueller


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Release Date:
11 June 1986 (USA) See more »
While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it...all in a day. See more »
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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  (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)
Larry Lujack ... WLS announcer (voice) (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 .... 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
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)
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)
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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103 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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?

The song "Danke Schoen" is heard four times in the movie; When Ferris sings it in the shower, when Ed Rooney sings it after ringing the Buellers' doorbell, when Ferris lip syncs the Wayne Newton version during the parade, and when Jeanie sings it while walking down the stairs at the police station.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Rooney says that the French phrase "les jeux sont faits" means "the game is up". It really means "the bets are made"; it's what a croupier calls when he spins roulette, to forbid any new bets or changes in bets.See more »
Cameron:Ferris, my father loves this car more than life itself.
Ferris:A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn't deserve such a fine automobile.
[Ferris caresses the car in admiration]
Cameron:No. No! Apparently, you don't understand!
Ferris:[ignoring Cameron] Wow.
Cameron:Ferris, he never drives it! He just rubs it with a diaper!
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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?
Did Ferris really pass out at 31 Flavors the night before?
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57 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 6 April 1999
Author: Tim Cox from Marietta, OH

Broderick banked off that boyish charm that made him so popular on the Broadway stage (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and brought it to this witty laugh ride about a high schooler who one day, just didn't want to go to school and puts himself and his friends in constant mayhem and jeopardy. Broderick is perfect, but it is Jeffrey Jones who gives a searing comic potryal of Ed Rooney, a Mr. Weatherbee-like principal wanting to catch Ferris in only act of treachery; holding him back for one more year of high school. John Hughes is at his best here. The dialogue for this film has received such a following that it has even been printed on shirts and recited at parties by true fans of the film. I don't blame them. It's a classic!

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