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
John Hughes told Ben Stein, who had a degree in Economics, to present an actual Economics lecture in his scenes. Hence nothing Stein says (aside from the roll call) is scripted. See more »
Although the girls in the restaurant are playing a Karate Champ arcade game, the sound effects played are *not* from Karate Champ, but actually from Pac-Man. Keep in mind that this was an arcade/pizza parlor full of arcade games, so there could've been a Pac-Man game there as well that this sound effect came from. See more »
What could happen to it? It's in a garage.
It could get wrecked, stolen, scratched, breathed on wrong... a pigeon could shit on it! Who knows?
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Ferris comes out of bathroom: "You're still here? It's over. Go home." See more »
In the TV Version, Cameron's "Piece of Shit" car is referred to by Ferris as a "Piece of Tin". See more »
Matthew Broderick looked so brilliant in those days. While this film single handedly made him Ferris Bueller forever, at least this is a film that can be seen all throughout the years without dating too badly. Sure, the music and props will signify a time of discontent and bad hairdos, but the idealistic look of a man simply wanting to ditch school has never been made more daringly and charmingly.
Everything about this film was gold, from the postmodern "conversations" with the audience to the little back stories which seem to shape the overall canvas of the film. While Alan Ruck was way too old to play in this movie, at least he proved to be a great opposite to the cool and nonchalant Ferris. Gross-out comedies may now be the norm, at least we can look back to this film and enjoy a good, genuine laugh.
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