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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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Un experto en diversión  »

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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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Trivia

This entire movie takes place in one day with no flashbacks, and most of the characters wear the same clothes throughout the whole movie. See more »

Goofs

The settings on the graphic equalizer component of Ferris' bedroom stereo system change between shots, even after he has adjusted them. See more »

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Economics Teacher: In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate ...
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Crazy Credits

Mr. Rooney, having been chewed up by the dog, is walking down the street. A school bus driver lets him onto the bus, where the students are staring at him. Rooney notices one student has "SAVE FERRIS" written on his binder. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Stranger Things (2016) See more »

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March Of The Swivelheads
Written and Performed by The Beat (as The English Beat)
Courtesy of Arista Records Ltd. / I.R.S. Records
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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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