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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 June 1986 (USA)
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A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ferris Bueller
... Cameron Frye
... Sloane Peterson
... Ed Rooney
... Jeanie Bueller
... Katie Bueller
... Tom Bueller
... Grace
... Boy in Police Station
... Economics Teacher
Del Close ... English Teacher
... Florence Sparrow
... Garage Attendant
... Attendant's Co-Pilot
... Simone Adamley
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High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he's developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father's prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him out. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney's chagrin. Written by garykmcd

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Because life is too beautiful a thing to waste. See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,275,647, 15 June 1986

Gross USA:

$70,136,369
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jeffrey Jones was cast as Rooney, based on his role in Amadeus (1984), where he played the Emperor. John Hughes thought that character's modern equivalent, was Rooney. See more »

Goofs

When Ferris is singing on the float the camera pans the crowd where the exact same group of people can be seen twice. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ferris: You're still here? It's over. Go home. Go.
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Crazy Credits

Ferris comes out of bathroom: "You're still here? It's over. Go home." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Family Guy: Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (2006) See more »

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I'm Afraid
Written by David Joyner and Paul Mansfield
Performed by Blue Room
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My smile is a rifle I'm pointing at you
15 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Even as a child when I saw this movie, I never liked Ferris, I thought the character was a creep and that something was wrong with him. It always baffled me why the character was painted in a heroic light. I understand that people love this movie and I don't want to take that away from anyone, you love the sh*t out of this movie, also I see plainly that I am in the minority, in regards to audience reaction to Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Recently, some one has published an article arguing that from a clinical observation, the actions of the character Ferris, would in real life be those of a psychopath.I feel a lot of validation from reading this article ( apologies to the article's author, I didn't bother to learn your name ) because it explains to me the impression of Ferris Bueller I had as a kid. Filling his hours with meaningless deceptions, manipulating everyone he comes in contact with, always seeking to be the desperate center of attention. F*cking monster.


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