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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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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Because life is too beautiful a thing to waste. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The idea of a sequel had gone around for years, with Ferris in college, or on the job somewhere, but the idea was dropped. Matthew Broderick felt that the film didn't need a sequel, that this film was about a specific time and place that we'd all like to revisit, and didn't need updating. See more »

Goofs

Edward Rooney approaches the girl at the pizza joint and recognizes the jacket Ferris has on all day, but Rooney has not seen Ferris that day so there is no way he would know what he is wearing. See more »

Quotes

Boy in Police Station: What's your name?
Jeannie: It's Jean, but most guys call me Shauna.
Boy in Police Station: Okay, Jean.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

In the TV Version, Cameron's "Piece of Shit" car is referred to by Ferris as a "Piece of Tin". See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Kristen Scott's Skip Day (2017) See more »

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28 January 2020 | by andrewt-51379See all my reviews

Must see if you're born in the 90s & 2000s. Most movies from the 80s lose their appeal as we age. This one has held its entertainment value through the years. Best movie of the 80s.


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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:

$70,720,215
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (1996 Re-Release)| Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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