Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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Sex & Nudity

It is PG-13.

5/10-Heavy PG

Ferris is sitting at his computer while talking to Cameron. The computer screen is shown with a paint drawing of a nude female. Scene is only shown for a few seconds, but may be offensive to some.

A man and woman start kissing heavily.

A girl teenager asks a guy teenager if he saw her changing into her swimsuit. He says he did, meaning he saw her totally naked, but she says she isn't embarrassed (though we don't see anything).

A teenager poses as his girlfriend's father in order to sneak her out of school. In view of the principal, they kiss passionately; the principal only responds "so that's how it is in their family."

A character tells another to (go) "blow yourself." (Basically means "go f**k yourself", not explicitly stated.)

A Nurse-O-Gram calls at a house and, when the door is answered, sings, "I've come to restore your pluck because I'm the nurse who likes to f---" before the door slams shut.

At one point Ferris says of Cameron, "He'll marry the first chick he lays..."

Violence & Gore

3/10-Light PG

Ferris smacks Cameron over the head after he screws up a prank phone call.

Jeannie kicks Mr. Rooney thrice in the face, leaving him with a bloody nose.

It is implied in one scene that Mr. Rooney smashed a flower pot on a dog. The dog then bites his leg.

Cameron smashes in the front grille of the Ferrari with his foot, which sends it careening through a large window and into a ravine. We later see it wrecked in the foliage.

We hear a dog mauling Mr. Rooney off-screen.


5/10 PG-13

2 F-words (one not fully enunciated) 20 uses of shit and it's variations (bullshit/shithead) About 10 uses each of "son of a bitch", "bastard", "hell","damn" About 20 uses of "asshole" or "ass" One use of "dickhead" (not in a vulgar way) One use of "slut" (not in a vulgar way) One use of "crap" Three uses of "piss" ("Go piss up a flagpole", "Piss off!" "So you're a little pissed off.")

There is also the following lists: out of the 99 profanities plus one incomplete, Kids in mind would have said this: 1 F-word, 1 garbled F-word, 1 incomplete F-word, 20 scatological terms (shit), 22 anatomical terms (ass, asshole, dickhead) 2 sexual references (sexy, slut), 20 mild obscenities, 2 religious profanities (Goddamn), name-calling, exclamations, 7 religious exclamations (Jesus, God, Oh God).


A scene at a restaurant where rich people are drinking wine and smoking.

When Ferris' sister Jeanie is at the police station, there is a punk kid whose eyes are bloodshot and he asks Jeanie if she is there because of drugs. They then have a small conversation about pot. (That kid is Charlie Sheen.)

4/10-Moderate PG

There is a scene where Cameron falls into his pool like he doesn't care if he drowns or not, and we think he has drowned. Ferris jumps in to save him, and it turns out he was faking.

It turns out that Cameron feels like his dad has hated him his whole life

Jeannie punches out Rooney and runs off as he falls to the ground comically.

A dog attacks Rooney more than once, but we only hear the mauling.

Total rating: 23/50

Overall: Mild PG-13

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