Plot & Details
Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Writer/director John Hughes once again tries to wed satire, slapstick, and social commentary, as Ferris Bueller's Day Off starts like a house afire and goes on to make "serious" points about status-seeking and casual parental cruelties. It brightens up considerably in the last few moments, when Ferris' tattletale sister (Jennifer Grey) decides to align herself with her merry prankster sibling. A huge moneymaker, Ferris Bueller's Day Off eventually spawned a TV sitcom.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 103min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/11/1986
- DVD Release Date: 10/19/1999
- Status: In Theaters
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Director(s): John Hughes
- Starring: Matthew Broderick , Alan Ruck , Mia Sara , Jeffrey Jones , Jennifer Grey
- Themes: Generation Gap,When the Parents Are Away,High School Life
- Tone: Humorous,Irreverent,Light,Silly,Whimsical,Easygoing,Merry
- Keywords: high-school, school-principal, student, big-city, car, coming-of-age, friendship, girlfriend, marching-band, museum, parent/child-relationship, teenagers
- Country of Origin: USA (06-11-1986)
- Language: English