Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 33 mins

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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.
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Did you know? John Hughes refused to release a soundtrack album; he felt the mix of songs was too uneven and didn't flow together, and wouldn't work well as an album. Read More
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as Cameron Frye
as Ferris Bueller
as Sloane Peterson
as Economics Teacher
as Katie Bueller
as Bus Driver
as Grace
as Shermerite
as Ed Rooney
as Jeanie Bueller
as Chez Quis Maitre D'
as Simone Adamley
as Attendant's Co-Pilot
as Flower Deliveryman
as Tom Bueller
as Anderson
as Garage Attendant
as Adams


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2.39:1 (Scope)
Leisure Rules
While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it...all in a day.
One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy
Audio/Video Mismatch
When Jeanie is speeding down the street, her mother is hollering at her but she is sitting still and appears to be perfectly calm.

Crew/Equipment Visible
During the Chicago fly by at the start of the movie, the helicopter taking the film is clearly seen reflected in one of the skyscrapers.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Ferris, Sloan, and Cameron pick up the Ferrari at the parking garage you can see the camera and its reflection in the window directly behind Ferris and Cameron.

Factual Mistake
The 6500 RPM redline is visible, but that Ferrari model did not have a redline marking.
To produce the desired drugged-out effect for his role as the drug addict in the police station, Charlie Sheen stayed awake for more than 48 hours before the scene was shot.

Alan Ruck was 29 years-old when he had played the role of Cameron.

During the parade several of the people seen dancing which they were simply dancing to as the music was being played and John Hughes found it so humorous that he told the camera operators to record it.

Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, who played Ferris's parents, were married in real life after filming this movie.

Mia Sara says that Matthew Broderick actually tickled her feet and knees to get her to laugh naturally in the taxicab scene.

Even though they played siblings, stars Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey would later become engaged after this movie.

The shot of Ferris playing the clarinet was done on the spot. Someone spotted the instrument as part of the set and Broderick said he could play it, which of course he couldn't.

The movie was named after John Hughes' life long friend Bert Bueller.

John Hughes refused to release a soundtrack album; he felt the mix of songs was too uneven and didn't flow together, and wouldn't work well as an album.