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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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John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ferris Bueller's Day Off See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,275,647, 15 June 1986

Gross USA:

$70,136,369
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR CAMEO (John Hughes): Can be seen in a tiny cameo, in one of the early Chicago downtown montage sequences, climbing literally across traffic, from right to left of screen, wearing a light blue jacket and big "'80s hairdo" (from the DVD director's commentary). See more »

Goofs

When Ferris' parents are at his bedroom door to check on him at the end of the day, he tosses the baseball with his left hand from his bed to turn off the stereo that is playing a track of him snoring. The ball lands on the floor and rolls into a baseball glove for a player's left hand, which would mean the player was right-handed. Ferris' glove would have been for the right hand if he throws left-handed. See more »

Quotes

Sloane: What are we going to do?
Ferris: The question isn't "what are we going to do," the question is "what aren't we going to do?"
Cameron: Please don't say were not going to take the car home. Please don't say were not going to take the car home. Please don't say were not going to take the car home.
Ferris: [to the camera] If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away?
[beat]
Ferris: Neither would I.
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Crazy Credits

Mr. Rooney, having been chewed up by the dog, is walking down the street. A school bus driver lets him onto the bus, where the students are staring at him. Rooney notices one student has "SAVE FERRIS" written on his binder. See more »

Alternate Versions

A line in the theatrical version is "The man could squash my nuts into oblivion." The TV version replaces "nuts" with a *very* badly-overdubbed "brains." See more »

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Referenced in Franklin & Bash: Viper (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Written by Morrissey (as Steve Morrissey) and Johnny Marr
Performed by The Dream Academy
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I can see why people just love this movie.
28 October 2000 | by holeinthaheadSee all my reviews

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is the funniest 80's movie EVER! I can list some reasons why I liked this movie so much.

1. Matthew Broderick brings such joy to us playing Ferries Bueller, a character no one would hate. Ferris NEVER gets caught, is an expert at fooling his parents, everybody likes him, and nobody can avoid his favor and all. I want to be just like him!

2. Cameron, a geek friend of Ferris, is someone that portrays everybody's weakness. He is afraid of his parents, negative, and also very sensitive of his father's favorite car. This actor who plays Cameron was very, very good.

3. The principal who tries to prove that Ferris is not innocent and also kind of jealous of Ferris, is the most hilarious character in this movie. He sorta reminds me of my principal at High School.

4. Jennifer Grey plays Ferris's annoyed sister. She was great, and her bad attitude was somewhat hilarious.

5. Charlie Sheen's cameo of a guy in police station was absolutely funny.

6. This is John Hugh's BEST flick ever.

7. Mia Sara was sweet, she played Ferris's pretty girlfriend.

8. The most memorable scene was "Twist and Shout" scene, where all people dance in this song with Ferris lip-synching.

9. Cameron's speechless and hopeless stare was excellent.

10. After watching this movie, I am planning to take a Day-Off of my own!

Overall, I give A+ for being the best teenage movie.


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