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
The scenes shot at Cameron's house began in September 1985, and finished in October of that year. The scene where the Ferrari was crashed, was shot in mid-October. In order to have continuity, and depict the garage scenes as the end of the school year, all of the leaves on the nearby trees were painted green. There is one shot after the Ferrari goes through the glass, and the camera is down in the ravine looking up at the three standing in the garage looking down through the missing window. In the pane of glass next to them, you can see reflections of distant trees which are yellow and orange, as the fall colors were in full force by the time the scene was shot. See more »
At the beginning, when Ferris is explaining that this day is his 9th sick day, he fiddles with his stereo's equalizer, when we next see it, the EQ is back to its position before the close-up. See more »
[after the end credits]
... You're still here? It's over!
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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 »
Two different versions of the closing credits exist. On the widescreen DVD, the scene of Rooney getting picked up by the bus runs, split-screened, next to credits over a black field. On the full-frame NTSC laserdisc, Rooney's scene is in full-frame, with the credits chyroned over the lower quarter of the screen. See more »
I have an ongoing discussion with my friends and family about what movie defines your generation, and for me, this is it! Ferris' commentary throughout the movie is hilarious and irreverent, giving a voice to those on the borderline between Generations X and Y. It's Office Space, the teenage years! This movie is witty and fast-paced, not relying on the bathroom humor and physical comedy that most teenage and college comedies do these days. Yes it is dated, but that's part of what makes it great. I love it!
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