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PG-13| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch him in the act.

Cast: Matthew Broderick , Alan Ruck , Mia Sara , Jennifer Grey , Jeffrey Jones , Edie McClurg , Lyman Ward , Cindy Pickett

Director: John Hughes

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Release Date: June 11th, 1986|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • April 24, 2013 Sweetrose
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    Matthew Broderick (Torch Song Trilogy) ,Alan Ruck (Speed) and Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) are wonderful! A teen plays \"hooky\" with his best friend and makes the school go ragged and nervous Ferris goes AWOL,and takes the day off to see a baseball game.I love this zany movie,when a teen takes over.

  • June 13, 2011 jagsports01
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    It was odd.

  • February 06, 2010 Arosemary 518
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    Ferris Bueller is the most brilliant, refreshing, envigorating wonderful display of comedy captured on film. You cannot just sit there watching this film without a 'constant' grin on your face, not counting the out-burst of laughter in between...

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The 'Ferris Bueller' Glass House Sells for $1.06M

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The Associated Press on May 30th, 2014 6:30PM

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago-area home where Ferris Bueller's friend Cameron famously "killed" his father's prized Ferrari finally has a new owner. Crain's Chicago Business reports that the modernist...

Edie (GRACE!) McClurg Talks 'Ferris Bueller''s 25th Anniversary, On-Set Friendships and John Hughes' Genius

Posted by
Gabrielle Dunn on Jun 10th, 2011 12:00PM

Edie McClurg may be the ultimate character actress. Before getting into movies, she joined the renowned Los Angeles Groundlings improv troupe and did stand-up at the Comedy Store, back when...

Ferris Bueller and the Best Teen Computer Hackers in Movies

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Ryan McKee on Jun 10th, 2011 9:00AM

June 11 is the 25th anniversary of the iconic '80s masterpiece 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' Every bit as enjoyable to watch today as in 1986, the John Hughes and Matthew Broderick collaboration...

'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Gets the Indie Drama Treatment in New Trailer Recut

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Alison Nastasi on Mar 14th, 2011 2:30PM

Iconic teenage slackers are transformed into the pillars of a sad indie drama in Joseph Brett's 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' trailer recut. The filmmaker from London recently rewatched the John...

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