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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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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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While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it...all in a day. 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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Ed Rooney is at Ferris' house, before he rings the doorbell, he is humming the same song that Ferris sings in the shower at the beginning of the movie. See more »

Goofs

As Ferris sits in the Jacuzzi his hair is dry, and parted to the left. But before jumping into the pool to get Cameron, his hair is soaked. See more »

Quotes

Ferris: [to the camera, after tricking his parents into believing he's sick] Incredible, one of the worst performances of my career and they never doubted it for a second.
[opens blinds to reveal a beautiful spring day]
Ferris: How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?
[begins fiddling with electronics to fake his voice]
Ferris: This is my ninth sick day this semester. It's pretty tough coming up with new illnesses. If I go for ten, I'm probably going to have to barf up a lung, so I better make ...
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Crazy Credits

Polly Noonan ('Girl On Bus' with the the Gummi Bears) has her name appear in the closing credits of the movie BEFORE she appears in the movie. See more »

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The Bridge
by Feargal Andrews, Frank Kearns, Eoin McEvoy, Wayne Sheehy
Performed by Cactus World News
Courtesy of Mother Records Ltd.
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Not just a classic of the 80s, but of any decade
9 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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