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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.

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it...all in a day. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,136,369
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The house portraying Cameron's home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and is four thousand square feet. It was designed in 1953 by A. James Speyer and David Haid. See more »

Goofs

When Rooney is calling Mr. Petersen, his assistant dials the number and Rooney picks up his phone. He is still holding it when the assistant dials the next number, but in the next shot he picks up the phone again. See more »

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English Teacher: [speaking very slowly] In... what... way... does the author's use of the prison
[takes chalk and draws prison bars through the word 'prison' on blackboard]
English Teacher: symbolize the protagonist's struggle, and how does this relate to our discussion of the uses of irony?
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

All VHS versions contain a plastered Paramount logo depending on the year the print was released. However all DVD and Blu-ray versions restore the original logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Greek: The Great Cappie (2008) See more »

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Minuet from String Quartet in E Major
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Written by Luigi Boccherini
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It's good, but...
12 August 2013 | by Malcom-FunkSee all my reviews

First off, I want to say that I like this movie. It's a genuinely funny movie. Often you find yourself still laughing at the last joke, when the next Punchline is delivered. I especially took a liking to the socially awkward Cameron who really makes this movie worth while with his constant negative thinking. I love the jealous sister who really wants to be more like Ferris but just does not feel like she could and I adored Charlie Sheen but still..

The movie is filled with situation that are just not really believable. Not considering some obvious but - hopefully - intended illogical situations like Ferris on the parade truck myself wondering whether or not those kids are just plain stupid. (Like sneaking behind Ferris father to catch a cab - they could just take the next one!)

The plot is completely predictable but that's part of the fun and for the most part is really was fun but those ten minutes that weren't just kinda spoiled the mood.


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